Growing up, my brothers and I were lucky enough to have a NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). We would play that thing for hours, we knew all the tricks to getting those temperamental cartridges to work (blowing in the bottom and wiggling the hell out of them…). One of our favorite games to play together was “Excitebike”. The game was so simple yet so addictive, the possibility of over-heating was a little annoying but without it the game would have been way to easy. I love how when you crash, you’re magically swept off the track and have to run back to your bike. So for the letter E, I made my own version of Excitebike out of paper. Given that this is paper, I need to be extra careful not to let it overheat… I don’t want to start a fire.
For the letter D, I chose to make the incredibly talented French duo Daft Punk. Daft Punk has an amazing knack for letting the beat drop (it’s great when you can listen to a whole album non-stop on a long commute). I love me some techno, electro, funk, hip-hop and somehow they combine it into a melting pot of awesomeness. Their whole get up is sweet, from the black leather Adidas, all the way up to their dope Robot helmets. Oh, and as a bonus, it wouldn’t be Daft Punk without a little glow. A big thanks to my brother for helping me out with the screen printing, couldn’t have done it without him.
The letter A starts this project off and with it, this accordion. Looking at the accordion after printing and trimming it, I realized it remind me of something. The blue and red, the big A on the front… this thing totally reminded me of Captain America (all that’s missing is a bunch of stars). I guess subconsciously I had Captain America on the brain (I had recently seen a trailer for the new movie, while watching Transformers 3). So given that the new movie looks pretty dang awesome, I think I’ll be embracing the Captain and his new found love for polka music.