Tenafly Viper Label (Street Trash) Redux

My tribute to the infamous 1987 horror-grime classic film. A fully revamped, ultra-high-resolution version of the label for Tenafly Viper, the lethally toxic, flesh-melting liquor seen in the film. How high-res, you ask? Well, big enough for a poster, if necessary:

I won’t bore you with all the details, but it took hours to properly upscale, clean up the art (and in some parts re-paint it), re-create the original text from scratch, and make the whole thing sharper and cleaner than ever seen before. If it still looks a little janky, well, remember that the original art was about four inches wide. The credit, of course, goes to the original art team of the film: Production designer Robert Marcucci, art directors Denise Labelle and Tom Molinelli, and the art department.

Now available on fine products at Spring. Here’s a sampling but there’s plenty more past the click.

Art and costuming design: “Under Wraps” Disney Film (2021)

The movie’s finally out so I can talk about this! If you’re a subscriber to Disney+ or have seen the Disney Channel anytime in October of 2021, you might’ve seen Under Wraps, the Vancouver-lensed remake of the 1997 film. I had the opportunity to work with the costume department for this Disney feature, designing numerous custom patches and designs that Seams Weird brought to life with embroidery, including a moon-and-stars, a she/her pronouns insignia, and numerous bats and spiders for the character “Amy” played by Sophia Hammons. Amy was described to us by the department head as a quirky, politically-conscious girl who enjoys spooky imagery, so we tried to capture that in our work.

I’m not sure if everything I designed made it to the screen, but here’s what I could find when I watched the film. Very exciting! Sadly, since we weren’t on set, we don’t get closing credits or IMDB listings for our work, but that’s how this industry goes sometimes. So I post it here instead. My she/her design also made it into the promotional photo material, which is very cool.

Subscribers can check out the film on Disney+ right now!

Design: MCU/Extreme Cinema Logo Mashups

Parody (Non-actionable! Totally legal! I hope!) designs mashing up M*rvel movies with “extreme” cinema. This was only a Twitter shitpost (read: a joke) using some free Photoshop templates available online, but I got carried away trying to make them look authentic and then I figured, what the hell? May as well post them here. Yes, I’m aware my alleged sense of humour will be the death of me and my career one day. Anyway, this required a surprising amount of painstaking custom typography; fonts alone simply aren’t enough to get the look right.

These designs are also available on my Teespring if you want to advertise your sicko status. I will not be held responsible for damaged reputations or relationships sustained by the wearing of these images.

Films include:

  • Takashi Miike’s The Happiness of the Katakuris, parodying Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ken Russell’s The Devils, parodying Captain Marvel
  • Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust, parodying Ant-Man vs. The Wasp
  • Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, parodying Ant-Man
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, parodying Thor: Dark World
  • Fred Vogel’s August Underground, parodying Avengers: Endgame

You, dear reader of taste and culture, have no reason to watch these films. Frankly you shouldn’t even Google them. (I’m talking about the MCU, of course; you should watch The Devils immediately.)

“In This House We Believe…” Long-Term Nuclear Waste Warning Poster

“In this house, we believe…”

Spruce up your apocalypse bunker, irradiated mutant cavern, or wasteland fortress sniper tower with this beautiful reminder to live, laugh and love!

Available as a 24″ x 36″ poster (and several other sizes) at Teespring.

Updated 2021 with an improved version (V2) with some alignment tweaks and an improved colour scheme,

Click here get this exclusive print!

"In this house, we believe this is not a place of honor." Long Term Nuclear Warning Poster


From Wikipedia: Long-time nuclear waste warning messages are intended to deter human intrusion at nuclear waste repositories in the far future, within or above the order of magnitude of 10,000 years. They aimed to communicate a series of messages non-linguistically to future visitors to a waste site.

  • This place is a message, and part of a system of messages. Pay attention to it!
  • Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.
  • This place is not a place of honor. No highly esteemed deed is commemorated here. Nothing valued is here.
  • What is here was dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.
  • The danger is in a particular location. It increases towards a center. The center of danger is here, of a particular size and shape, and below us.
  • The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.
  • The danger is to the body, and it can kill.
  • The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.
  • The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.

Thomas Ligotti’s “The Town Manager” Funny Town travel shirt

Thomas Ligotti - The Town Manager

Another senseless product churned out from the Red Tower’s basement! This fun design homages one of my favourite Thomas Ligotti short stories, “The Town Manager” from his 1997 collection Teatro Grottesco. It depicts the destroyed trolley central to the story as well as Comfort Castle, a location described in the text.

In the story, the residents of an American small town are subjected to the whims of a mysterious Town Manager, an unseen authority who rearranges the townsfolk’s way of life in a sinister fashion. To say more would be to spoil some of the story’s dark delights.

This was the system in which we had functioned for generations. This was the order of things into which we had been born and to which we had committed ourselves by compliance. The risk of opposing this order, of plunging into the unknown, was simply too much for us to contemplate for very long.

Thomas Ligotti, “The Town Manager”

What can I say? Sometimes you just have to make a wacky graphic tee with a reference that five people on Earth will get. The image was designed after Disneyland advertisements of the 1950s. I enjoy their bold, simple illustrations and tried to channel their design and colour schemes. Honestly, I made it solely for myself to wear and I’m just sharing it on the off, off chance that it might be fun for some other Ligottesques out there.

So there you have it! Be the toast of the next NecronomiCon in a lovely pink Ligotti-themed shirt, or wear it to casual day in the Nightmare Network, where you work, and I work, and we all work, forever.

Click over to Teespring to get your own!