February 12th, 2012

Hey if you’re still getting my rss feed, I’VE GOT A NEW PROJECT. I’m starting a magazine called COP DAD.
Its like a print version of This American Life (ie. true stories) – but with more sex and drugs. The stories I’ve been gathering, including mine, are way longer than anything you’d want to read online – so I just had to print them!

See the haute promo clip and get a copy/help fund the effort here at Kickstarter:

And if you’re into COP DAD please share on your facebooks and blogs and tweets!

I plan a big LA launch party in April or May.

That is all – carry on – Justin Jorgensen

And I’ve updated with a bit more about what else I’ve been up to FYI.

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August 26th, 2010

this blog is almost over now. the new site is at In a few weeks i hope to have an RSS feed for it available for the few times a year i plan to update it with new projects – and there are new projects, i’m working on a book/TV deal-e-o, the club is ongoing, there’s another potential nightclub job, virtual world gaming stuff I did will launch in a few months and i’ll likely remain involved in that, and early next year a new major gallery installation and related book project appears to be happening. And i still don’t have the apt fully cleaned yet. So i really must focus my efforts on these big projects and not on trying to maintain regular blog postings despite the fact the cat is doing something SO cute right now that u should really see.


August 18th, 2010

that is all.

Negative Pencil Drawing

August 17th, 2010

Back when i started working as a concept designer in the late 90′s this particular company i was at didn’t think i needed a computer, so i did all my rendering by hand. But renderings on black material often didn’t reproduce well (the light would go through the pigment and be absorbed by the dark substrate, as opposed to a rendering on white materials where the light bounces back from behind the pigments). And you couldn’t use markers on black paper obviously – which was a preferred method of coloring.

The solution i found was to illustrate in negative color and then make color copies using the “negative” setting. This resulted in super-dark blacks and great saturated color. To help, i made an inverse color guide showing what each Prismacolor lead would look like when reversed. But boy using photoshop would have been a lot easier.

Also, this is probably my last post.

IdN™ Creators® — Pandayoghurt — Douglas Bowden (London, UK)

August 5th, 2010

IdN™ Creators® — Pandayoghurt — Douglas Bowden (London, UK).

Achim Zeman Lobby Installation

August 4th, 2010

An Architectural Color Job I Did Years Ago

August 1st, 2010

HA! – i just found this online – this is part of a HUGE mall in China I worked on – I chose almost all the exterior colors and materials for the entire project. (I’ve actually done like 3 malls in China I think, and a couple casino resorts.) The blue, teal, and green you see below were always big questions. I never thought they’d do them. Blues are VERY tricky architecturally, it must seem mineral-based to work in my opinion – but i see they did my blue columns and even the teal and chartreuse walls behind and they do look great. I never go to the field on these jobs – i just do it all from my apt and then years later, like now, happen upon some pics online and get to see how it turned out.

I think it’s funny how people roaming around this place would never guess all the colors they’re seeing were chosen by some guy sitting on the floor of his tiny apartment sifting through all these color chips on the carpet as the cat walks through them.

Koolhaas HouseLife, Film Screening in LA at The Hammer Tues Night

August 1st, 2010

Film o the Day: The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

July 25th, 2010

The biography of Quentin Crisp.

Goodbye Innocence – Ricardo Bagnoli for SHS Clothing

July 23rd, 2010


Hans Zimmer and the music of ‘Inception’

July 21st, 2010

This quote is exactly my thoughts to being told the same thing by so many potential clients:

Producers always say “Come on, do this movie! It’ll be fun — you’ll have a great time!” … It’s not fun. It’s passionate. It’s serious. It’s infuriating when you find your own limitations, knocking your head against the wall — which I did a lot on this one. I mean, “Inception” wasn’t easy. There was nothing casual about it.

via A dream job: Hans Zimmer and the music of ‘Inception’ | Seattle Times Newspaper.


Roger Hiorns: Seizure Installation

July 18th, 2010

After reinforcing the walls and ceiling and covering them in plastic sheeting, 80,000 litres of a copper sulphate solution was poured in from a hole in the ceiling. After a few weeks the temperature of the solution fell and the crystals began to grow. The remaining liquid was pumped back out and sent for special chemical recycling.”

roger hiorns: seizure. « shape+colour.