Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
I was asked by my Dad’s law firm back in Indianapolis to do t-shirts for their upcoming Mutt Strut dog parade/ fundraiser. They wanted to play up on the “Houndz of Hall” idea they had for their team, so I outfitted them in some sheek Norwegian Black Metal inspired tees.
I really am touched to have designed these. They were to commemorate the death of one of their lawyers, Kevin Gfell, who, I’m told, had a great dog Max, and was an all around stand up guy. Ive been told how much of a loss he was, and I am honored to have been involved in his remembrance, in however silly a manner.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
You have been watching Earth Day. My first outing as Mensk’s new executive director. The Portland Phoenix had this to say about the event (and myself):
Under the new leadership of young buck Andrew Lyman, MENSK busts out its 10th EARTH DAY CELEBRATION today in Portland’s Congress Square, with vendors, musicians, artists, and more on hand. Entry to the event is a piece of litter, and the more you bring, the more goodies you’ll get. Check out the non-profit’s handsome new Web site at menskmaine.org.
In total honesty, it was an underwhelming event. A hard event to start with. It was the original MENSK event, in its tenth year. We are going through some serious restructuring, and no one’s heart felt in it. I didn’t know what was required or expected of me, and it turns out very little. The day has its own momentum. People arrive, set themselves up, generally know the routine, and sit and schmooze for a few hours. I felt entirely superfluous, and a little like a ball had been dropped somewhere. Do you come into an organization and breathe new life into what they already have established, or do you find your own passion in it, and make it something new. Ideally a little bit of both, but I feel that I failed to breathe that new life into today’s event. Being a such a young buck, it’s hard to come to terms with the full reality of my situation. There is only possibilities with this group. I feel stifled by the history and good intentions of the people who have already been working for years on this project. I need to realize that perhaps the reason I was asked to step up and do this in the first place was that they thought I could bring some new energy to this organization. The future is the only thing on the horizon. I’m ready to meet it head on. …for historical accuracy I should point out that everyone who participated was very happy with this failure I’ve just described.
Monday, April 20th, 2009
A stunning triumph for the West End of Portland Maine. Making the score 1 to 1. Thanks to everyone for playing.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
My excellent friend and excellent drummer for YE’s shop Ferdinand just got some coverage on the blog Design Sponge. Part of that coverage was a big photo of one of my shirts, “Take My Pants On.” They’re all the rage among the 7 people who have one. I probably wont print any more, but they were fun while they lasted. I am happy that their fame has already surpassed their own availability.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
The glow of the outdoors has begun to beckon once again, which means the time has come to blow the dust off of our legs and fish old rivalries out of winter storage. Come support your side of town. The West End has to make up for the humiliating defeat it was dealt by the East and their superior 13 year old line of defenders.
Sunday April 19. Meet @ Monument Square for te hurling of insults, the explanation of the rules, the distribution of flags and the commencement of official play.