Chank Blog

New Murals in St. Paul!
November 5, 2010, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art, FontSightings

Hooray! We finished FOUR new murals in October! You can see these four big walls at the Creative Lighting building in St. Paul, MN. Murals by Chank Diesel, Adam Turman & Anne Ulku. Hooray for big art!



Making New Murals in St. Paul
October 1, 2010, 7:55 am
Filed under: Artworld, Chank Art, FontSightings, Public Art

I’m working on FOUR new big murals for the Creative Lighting building in St. Paul, MN near 94 & Snelling. All four are still in progress, but here are some preview pics of the first mural. This one, measuring 15′ tall by 65′ wide, is a collaborative piece with Twin Cities’ poster artist and bicycle evangelist Adam Turman, one of my local art heros. He made the design and painted the lady. I made the Drunk Cowboy font and am still working on painting drop-shadows on that. We had lots of friends come out to help, too. Painting is fun. Thanks y’all!

Painting continues on this mural and the other three next week. Extra special thanks to John Wallace who came out to take these “real photographer” pictures of the painting event. For press and media inquiries into this project, please contact JudyJudyJudy.

Adam Turman painting a mural

Adam Turman working on his first big mural.

Chank Diesel painting a mural

Chank rolls out some big cowboy letters.

Chank Diesel and Adam Turman working on a mural

Chank Diesel & Adam Turman

Volunteer painting crew hard at work on a mural

All-volunteer crew hard at work.

Would anybody use a tri-tone font?
July 2, 2010, 11:36 am
Filed under: Chank Art, Font News

16260_Game_Is_Afoot, originally uploaded by chankdiesel.

May 24, 2010, 6:10 pm
Filed under: Chank Art, Non-Profit

Chank Art: A Glass of WaterHow about a little springtime benefit art auction to make the world a better place? Today’s good cause is charity:water and the painting I’m donating is called “A Glass of Water.” I’m selling this painting to raise money for Erica Mayer’s charity:water campaign. You could help bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. And all you have to do is buy this neat little painting. It measures about 16″ x 22″ and is made with acrylic paint on paper, a one-of-a-kind original.

This painting is being made available directly from the artist and is available today! There’s no real structure to the auction, it’s not on eBay or anything. But if you think you might like a deep and profoundly simple piece of Chank Art, send me a tweet or an e-mail and let me know if you’d like to make a bid. I reckon I’ll let the bidding go til $250 or June 1st, whichever comes first.

The bidding is currently at $99.

How about $120? Would you pay $120 for a Chank Original painting? Let me know:) Auction ends today.

Let’s help make the world a better place with more clean and safe water!

Ding Keeps on Movin’
March 19, 2010, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Chank Art

Ding sculpture in front of a house

The “Ding” sculpture keeps moving around the Twin Cities, popping up in front of a house for a few days before moving on to the next one. I haven’t seen him in a few weeks, but he’s out there. It’s a nice public art project that actually involves the public by having them host it. He’s really nice this time of year, when it’s all grey and brown everywhere, to add a spot of bright, lively color to the scenery. Go ding go!

Ding in snow

My Worst Public Art Idea So Far
November 24, 2009, 12:16 pm
Filed under: Artworld, Bizarre, Chank Art

failed public art project : yoga + sculpture, interactive

Okay, I think this may be my worst public art idea ever, but I had to share it with someone to get it out of my head. You might have to click on the pic to get a better, bigger view. As it turns out it’s not the child’s pose at all, it’s really the “Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose).”  This public art project is not slated for groundbreaking at this time.


Another yoga-as-public-art sketch
November 24, 2009, 11:32 am
Filed under: Bizarre, Chank Art

yoga pose as public art

Still working on that public art project. Here’s sketch #2. A bit better but still not quite right.