Hand Drawn in 92!

Hand drawn back in 92 with a pen! What a relic. Found these today … again, they’ve been floating around my life for years.
To think how nice it would have been to do that line work with a computer!

Jolly Roger Resturants Score big in Boise Idaho

Rob Jackson, owner of the Jolly Roger resturant chain needed to brand his dragster. Me being a fan of the sport, and him being the man of the sport worked up a skull and wrench graphic to fit the persona of his chain and represent his drag team. Rob recently took home some bootie from the Night fire Nationals with the big boys.

Change along

Evolution of the MJD header design. For years this site address was Mark Johnson Design.com, until I got a .99 special for markjohnsons.com of which it is now. I liked the sound of it so I re-directed everything and updated the header, but I still have a fondness for the o’l classics. A few samples are shown below. I hope you find them entertaining and unique. 

Custom Kicks

Im a fan of custom wear so naturally I gravitated toward sneaker customs. For me this is a great way to decompress, I can grab a pair of kicks, sit down, relax and paint during conversation or watching some 90’s skate band documentary.
Below are a few of my relaxation sessions.
(This one is actually a skull design by lurking class. I have been a fan of (Sketchy Tank), now Lurking for a while now, so paid tribute with my nike cortez.)

Copper worth its weight

This is an older project that I wanted to breath new life into because I always liked it but it did not fit into any solid catagory.
I was contracted by Solid Form Fabrication to hand engrave a unique still cap for Ransom Spirits that will be used on a still to make spirits.
Ransom Spirits was started by Tad Seestedt in 1997 with a small life savings and a fistful of credit cards. The name was chosen to represent the debt incurred to start the business.”.. They wanted it to be copper, 10″ diameter and hand engraved. This was a super unique request but who was I to let them down. I broke out my trusty rotary Dremel too with the diamond tip and went to work.