31 01, 2018

Happy Birthday: Jackie Robinson

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Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

Robinson was a man of many firsts… he was the first black television analyst in MLB, and the first black vice president of a major American corporation, Chock full o’Nuts. In the 1960s, he helped establish the Freedom National Bank, an African-American-owned financial institution based in Harlem, New York.

At UCLA, he became the school’s first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football, and track.

In track and field, Robinson won the 1940 NCAA Men’s Track and Field Championships in the long jump, jumping 24 ft 10 1⁄4 in (7.58 m). Belying his future career, baseball was Robinson’s “worst sport” at UCLA; he hit .097 in his only season, although in his first game he went 4-for-4 and twice stole home.

Serving as an officer in WWII stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, Robinson met a former player for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League, who encouraged Robinson to write the Monarchs and ask for a tryout. Robinson took the former player’s advice and wrote to Monarchs’ co-owner Thomas Baird.

The rest, as they say is history.

18 06, 2017

Always a good time with Uni Watch

By | 2017-06-29T13:32:15+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Art|Comments Off on Always a good time with Uni Watch

What is a Uni Watcher?

To quote Mr. Lucas a Uni Watcher is

One who dedicates themselves to the finer points of sports uniforms in obsessive and excruciating detail. It’s not about fashion — it’s about documenting and maintaining the visual history of sports design, and about minutiae fetishism as its own reward.

A Uni Watch can be many things not the least of which is a literal Uni Watch…  you know of the tick, tick, tick variety. So with tongue firmly in cheek we present the Uni Watch analog(ish) digital version.

UPDATE

Shameless Plug: Mr. Lucas reminds me that he has a real world version of this watch face available for sale here.

6 06, 2017

Amsterdam City Scenes

By | 2017-06-14T14:11:41+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Images|Comments Off on Amsterdam City Scenes

Nothing better than after a long ride cycling through the city is to …. find a place to park. This is pretty much the norm and not bad at all. This city, full of colorful homes, canals and bridges, is one of Europe’s most picturesque capitals.

“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Must-sees on any visitor’s itinerary include the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the world’s only floating flower market. Rent a bike and join thousands of locals navigating Amsterdam’s labyrinthine streets, or just take in the sights on foot

 

6 06, 2017

I hope you can manage a visit from time to time…

By | 2017-06-07T17:27:16+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on I hope you can manage a visit from time to time…

Welcome my imaginary friends to the redesign of the site.  Just what the web needed!

Welcome again, yes we have a redesign, with extra user interface action (in theory). Once again I hope to present the things that I find necessary.. work samples, artwork for clients then and now showing the best that I can muster.

 “It is my intention to add my bit to the world wide web, that although not unique… may be worthy of your attention.”

More than anything I want to share the art and images that I find worthy of a second look. To my friends and soon to be friends I again say “Howdy”! I am looking forward to putting the best that I can muster here. Or at least what I think is the best. Okay mebbe someone’s idea of craptastic but who cares.

So here we go… I want to thank all of my imaginary friend in the world wide web who viewed the first post and offered to give me… art lessons.

Interlink, you are a cruel mistress.

Larry Torrez Logo

3 04, 2017

Opening Day with Uni Watch

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Play Ball!!!
The long march to October begins and this bit of work portrays all the MLB teams using the Uni Watch name.

22 03, 2017

The Kyoto Yakitori – Meet the Meatscots

By | 2017-07-28T13:27:12+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Art|Comments Off on The Kyoto Yakitori – Meet the Meatscots

This Tuesday March 27th a new “Meatscots” T-shirt design will go on sale. This design is the mythical Kyoto Yakitori for Uni Watch. Which as you all know in the Uni Verse is run by Paul Lukas.