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Chop Shop’s Practically Give-Away Sale

Friday, 01.03.14 at 1:34 pm
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A scifi revision to the well-known mantra from The Wizard of Oz. Get a copy of Monsters, Aliens and Bots, Oh My! for only $1 plus shipping. You can also get it on American Apparel for only $2. Consider it a gift from the Chop Shop for 2014.… Since you are paying for the shipping […]

HOW Slides: Web Design For Non-Web Designers

Monday, 06.14.10 at 6:50 pm
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Last week I presented at the HOW Design Conference Denver, CO. Our objective for HOW was to present well-formed technique, design solutions and inspiration to designers looking to work online. The challenge at hand being to convince a packed room of talented yet overstimulated pro’s that the web is not as complicated/different as they are […]

Chopping Block Saved the Date

Monday, 11.16.09 at 10:04 am
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Chopping Block first worked with Phish back around the late 90′s on a number of projects including (but not limited to) Farmhouse, Trampled by the Lamb, The It Festival, Phish 2.0 and later Phish 3.0. Depending on the nature of the project, Phish has always leaned heavily toward the absurd and often messing with conceptual […]

Photoshop: Prep & Color Scanned Drawings

Monday, 10.26.09 at 12:48 pm
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For years now, we have been using and teaching a slightly more powerful approach to digitally coloring scanned sketches/drawings/artwork (art) in Adobe Photoshop. The de-facto technique for coloring scanned art in Photoshop is to switch the document color mode to ‘RGB Color,’ set the blending mode of the layer containing your artwork to ‘Multiply’, and […]

Lent Space: You know, for art

Thursday, 10.08.09 at 1:24 pm
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Every morning for several months, I get out of the Canal Street 1 stop and I walked past a fenced in area between Canal and Grand. I was curious about what was brewing behind those closed fences but I could never quite get a good look. Then a few weeks ago the fences came down […]

Photoshop Photo Gallery Flash Detect Update

Friday, 05.29.09 at 2:25 pm
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A few years back the studio designed and developed the HTML and Flash Web Photo Galleries (WPG) that shipped within Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and are optionally available for CS4. Despite the development constraints of the older WPG export engine, the galleries did (and still do) get a fair amount of use. I still see […]

Connect the Dots

Friday, 05.15.09 at 10:58 am
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Just in case you didn’t have enough to do at work today or you are scanning the classifieds in your parent’s basement… we thought we would share some of our connect-the-dots activities with you.

Chop Shop: robotRock

Tuesday, 05.05.09 at 2:03 pm
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It so hard for Chop Shop to resist pop-culture references. Our best received designs thus far have been our “weRobot” and “rockStar” tees which contain about 80+ pop-icon references just between the two. So when we came across this image by Richard Miske on flickr, it was like the gods sending us a signal. Naturally, […]

Itchy iPhone? Try Some New Skins.

Tuesday, 04.07.09 at 1:15 pm
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Sometimes when your iPhone develops a rash, it’s best to just find it a new skin. Chop Shop has created an incredibly large collection of wallpapers based on rock stars from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. First, from the rockStar tshirt is 28 classic rockers from the years 1964-76. Second, from the rebelRock tshirt come […]