Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I'm currently finishing portfolio pieces which include event posters, a book cover, a brochure, 3d packaging, and CD packaging. I will be putting together my 3d box tomorrow, so I will post pictures of that when I am done. Till then, here is a rough mock up of CD packaging design I am working on. I had to create a fake band, fake album name, fake album linear notes, etc. So i put it all together in photoshop and illustrator using my photography.

The "band" is called Pale Kids and the album is titled Political.

I have a few issues to fix until I will print it for the final time.
If you are interested in getting cheap to free art for your band's album, email me at BRICE.BAUM@GMAIL.COM

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Last Sunday I went and saw the Smashing Pumpkins. It was the first "show" or "concert" i've been to since I saw the locust a long time ago. It felt weird to be in a huge venue. But anyways it was a great show and something I would have loved to have seen sooner. I grew up secretly listening to the Smashing Pumpkins since my parents highly discouraged "rock" music. I remember sitting on my grandma's bed having to watch MTV on her tiny 10 inch cathode ray t.v. with a huge antenna. I remember perfectly the first time I heard/watched the video for 1979 when I was about 8 years old and how badly i wanted to go out and buy that CD. Too bad I was 8.

Anyways, I went with an old friend that I haven't seen in a while and my girlfriend, and another friend of ours who also liked the Pumpkins when he was a kid. They played for probably 2 hours plus and they played a lot of old material which made it memorable. I would post the setlist, but they havent put it on their website yet.

There are some great photos and a review of the show HERE by Laura Seewoester


Saturday, November 10, 2007

First My Cat, Now My Dog

Less than a month ago my cat, Traci, died of feline leukemia. Now a couple weeks later, my dog, Mandy, died of heart failure. Both these animals I had since i was about 3 or 4 so they have been a part of my life for the majority. I guess this is a sign that I really am getting older.

RIP Mandy

RIP Traci