Patriot Patch Co. Official Launch


After being inspired by SHOT Show and the trading of morale patches between visitors and booth staff, I spent the entire flight back thinking about hilarious and awesome concepts I had not seen produced yet. As fate would have it, my good buddy Jake Challand was scheming up the same idea. So we decided to team up and form Patriot Patch Co.  to create awesome 3D printed vinyl morale patches with Pro Gun themes that you can wear on your clothes, hat, range bag or rifle case.  

Not only will we be creating our own patches for sale, but we are open for private commissions as well. So if you want a patch made to boost morale at your office, department, special event, or just your buddies, visit the website and give us a holler!

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SHOT Show 2015

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On my way to the Mecca of the firearms industry in the US (one of many). Heading to SHOT Show in Las Vegas for media coverage on behalf of the Firearms Radio Network, and also connect with businesses that need help with graphic design and web design. I've got my camera, hiking shoes, and stacks of business cards, and I'm ready to take the bull by the horns! Looking forward to networking and getting some juicy details on new products for my Gun and Gear Review podcast listeners.

See you there!

 

#SHOTshow2015

Gun & Gear Review Podcast

Not sure if it's been publicly announced here on my site... I host a podcast every week on the Firearms Insider, part of the Firearms Radio Network. Both entities I've had the pleasure in designing heavily for, and thusly take great pride in. Now that the Gun & Gear review podcast is up to 45 episodes and I've gotten the kinks ironed out, I feel comfortable enough to share them with you.

Each week a couple of guests and I review new products in the firearms/outdoors industry, as well as review our own guns or gear. It's an excuse to shop for man toys on a weekly basis, but its also a great consumer awareness tool if you are curious about a product before investing in it.

http://firearmsinsider.tv/podcast/

The Militarization of the Civilian Firearms Market

In doing some research into market trends in the firearms industry, I stumbled upon a little gem.  It is a 2011 study by the Violence Policy Center, about the rising interest in military-style firearms and gear, and how manufacturers and the 'Gun Lobby' have capitalized on the movement to increase sales and spread that gosh darn pro-gun propaganda (sarcasm level cranked to 11)

These Benelli shotgun ads from 2010 share a common concept: to instill confidence in the potential consumer, to either harvest waterfowl with high proficiency or to provide unmatched defense capability with a battle-tested shotgun design.  To the author of the study, they are both intimidating, and are accused of igniting growth in the “militia”movement.

These Benelli shotgun ads from 2010 share a common concept: to instill confidence in the potential consumer, to either harvest waterfowl with high proficiency or to provide unmatched defense capability with a battle-tested shotgun design.  To the author of the study, they are both intimidating, and are accused of igniting growth in the “militia”movement.

Theres two sides to every coin, and naturally there are people who disagree with every political stance.  I just found the bias of the study comically naive with subtle notes of paranoia. 

Hoo-rah Holiday Wishes

I've been fortunate to be pretty busy these past few weeks on the design front.  Some upcoming podcast identities under development, and a handful of websites.  Check back to see these updates added to the portfolio gallery!

All the colors of the tactical rainbow!
All the colors of the tactical rainbow!

In the spirit of Christmas, I decided to post a find from Armory Blog who asks: "Who says the holidays can’t be tactical?" These stockings from LA Police Gear are made with molle straps and plenty of D-loops for that high-speed, low-drag loved one in your life. They’re only $15 and available in black, OD green and coyote tan.

Someone's about to be real naughty this year.

Someone's about to be real naughty this year.

For as long as I can remember, there would always be stockings for each of the Cross' hung by the tree this time of year.  The contents were always predictable:  handwarmers, socks, tic-tac breathmints, bulk packs of gum, and of course a candy cane.  I would have loved to see one of these tacti-stockings loaded with ammo, magazines, rail covers, batteries, and bore cleaner (cough cough, hint hint) but as you get older, your appreciation for a good pair of socks grows.

GRRN logo engraved AR-15 lower receiver.

As a prize offered in the annual fundraiser for Gun Rights Radio Network, there is a stripped lower receiver for an AR-15 that has been engraved with the logo I created for the network.  To enter to win, all you have to do is subscribe to the network before the end of December.  To those who may just see a chunk of metal, this is the crucial part that will allow someone to assemble an AR-15 in any way they see fit.  Its an honor to know someone out there will be building a rifle that has my artwork engraved on it.  View GRRN page for details.