July 27, 2010
I don’t think anyone has changed jobs as many times as Mike Rowe. In fact, he has a different job every single day. As the producer of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Dirty Jobs, Rowe has spent years traveling the country in search of people whose daily job is considered dirty, messy, disgusting, etc. More >>
July 1, 2010
Ah, camping. An American past time as American as apple pie and baseball. While most families enjoy partaking in camp fire grilled hotdogs and s’mores while kicking it old school at the campground – there are many who are and will be “camping” in a very different kind of way this summer. More >>
January 19, 2010
Tattoo traveled to Loretto, Kentucky to the Maker’s Mark Headquarters yesterday to meet about a new business venture. During the stay in Loretto, Tattoo was able to tour the Maker’s distillery to see how exactly this fine Kentucky Bourbon is created. One thing we found particularly interesting was the Sour Mash Vat (image to the right). Sour Mash is the process in the distilling industry that uses material from an older batch of mash to start fermentation in the batch currently being made, similar to the making of sourdough bread.
November 28, 2007
Emma Clarke, the voice of the Tube in London has been fired for saying negative things about the underground transportation system. If you’ve ridden the Tube, you’ve heard her– reminding you to “Mind the gap”. Apparently, she doesn’t use the Tube– saying it would a “dreadful” experience for her to hear herself. And apparently, the LU would rather use a voice talent that actually endorses the product. Go figure.
September 1, 2007
Not too long ago, Rudy was on a plane sitting next to Owen Wilson. “Tell him his nose isn’t THAT bad,” I texted. Rudy, of course, showed the text to Owen Wilson. Now, the guy is attempting suicide. Goes to show– if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
May 29, 2007
Five years ago in L.A. we saw a cool poster tacked to a pole. A bubble-headed looking thing screen-print, titled Buff Monster. I had my photo taken with it, of course. When we saw another one, one of the guys pilfered it for me, for my personal collection. Found art rocks.
Buff Monster reared its head again yesterday on Flavorpill. It seems that Buff Monster’s past was filled with street art. These days, he’s hooked up on projects with Nike, Vans, Hurley, Vivid, and Hustler and completed an installation at Hollywood’s Standard Hotel. This July, he launches a signature line of toys at Comic-Con in San Diego.
It was good back then as a one-color screen print on a pole. And it’s still good, in pink, living the big life.
May 22, 2007
A lucky bunch of us have jobs in the creative industries. The kinds of jobs that provoke the khaki-pants/golf-shirt/PC not Mac set to say, “You do WHAT for a living? And you get PAID for that?” But for all the wardrobe stylists, game programmers, event planners, actors, and viral marketing experts out there among us, a surprisely large number mostly leave their creativity at work, between 6am and 10pm.
Tattoo is comprised of talent from a multitude of creative disciplines. But the most important thing we look for when we choose our talent is that they ARE creative. To be considered for employment at Tattoo, talent must first submit a 200-word submission about themselves– interesting people, only, need apply.
We believe that nothing makes for better contributors to the creative advertising space than people who live their lives creatively. Case in point: our friend, film editor Deb Luchini — who leaves an interesting, creative trail wherever she goes.