Visual Evidence: Check out the Detail on the Sweet-ass Header Skillit Made

I gotta say, I felt like the coolest motherfucker on the planet when I opened the email attachment from Sean “Skillit” McEleny (website here) about an hour ago and saw the new banner for The Obelisk in all its glory. Feeling that way while checking my email is in itself is probably proof that I’m not, in fact, the coolest motherfucker on the planet, but the work still rules and I couldn’t be more stoked on it.

It’s up there now — click ‘refresh’ if you don’t see it — but I wanted to give a more detailed look at Skillit‘s design, because as you can see from the doomly purple octopus wrapped engulfing the obelisk in the red sky desert above, it’s fucking excellent.

Check out the dunes, ready for piloting:

And dig the sway of the cacti and the red sun, for which the logo (adapted and swaggered up from the original) has much blues:

In 760 pixels, Skillit managed to sum up so much of what this site is all about, the psychedelia, the heaviness, the doom, the stoner rock, and I can’t thank him enough for the time and effort he put into every little detail. Look at the shadows on the cacti! Or the waves in the red sky behind the octopus above. Or even the shading of the rocks. It’s all so killer, it makes me want to write copy that lives up to it.

So thanks once again to Skillit for making this possible. Make sure you check out the Skillit-Art website to see more of his work for SHoD, Days of the Doomed, Dali’s Llama, Fatso Jetson, Blaak Heat Shujaa, Admiral Browning and many, many more. His Thee Facebooks gallery is also home to much badassery, and a great way to get in touch with him to hire him for design work or just to tell him how awesome he is for coming up with stuff like this. Whatever else you do, I’d obviously recommend that.

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10 Responses to “Visual Evidence: Check out the Detail on the Sweet-ass Header Skillit Made”

  1. Wow, that’s a great header! Perfect for this site, no question.

  2. goatlady says:

    That’s amazing work! Now you need to make tshirts :)

  3. Bill Goodman says:

    That is pretty bad ass

  4. RalphSnart says:

    I second the motion for shirts

  5. jonnee2001 says:

    that octopus looks well fucked! its as if that obelisk he has a grip on is hammered into the motherload of all weed bales and hes sucking it up as one by one his tentacles loosen and he drifts helplessly away to stoner oblivion….lucky twat.

  6. goAt says:

    That new header would look lovely adorning my moobs on a fashionable baseball tee…

    That squid must be trippin’ balls to wanna be clutching an obelisk in the middle of the fuckin’ desert, though…

    and don’t forget, there ain’t no saguaro in Texas! This must be Arizona…yes, a quick Wiki search reveals that ball-trippin’ squids reside in Arizona. Nice.

  7. SkillitArt says:

    Thanks for the promotion and Praise HP and everyone else! These comments are awesome and I must store them for future inspirado

  8. Fastnbulbous says:

    That is majestic. I’m fantasizing someday of a Skillit treatment of my giant vampire squid, Mr. Bulbous, and then maybe an epic battle between my squid and your octopus ;)

  9. Dude, call the Sci-Fi Channel! I’m pretty sure they can get a 90-minute movie out of “Mr. Bulbous vs. The Obelisktopus.”

  10. Twane Shujaa says:

    Sean totally deserves it! His designs are pure genius. I totally second the motion for Tshirts as well.

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