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Nick Zegel is a designer currently living in Long Beach, CA via Philadelphia, PA. This blog serves as a playground for original work, photographs, ideas, doodling and inspiration.

Stargazer – A Short Film by Nick Zegel

It’s piling up…disregarded digital waste. Hard drives full of captured data locked up like a serial killer in a maximum security prison. Each captured moment provokes a moment of anxiety. A fear of never reliving that moment; or worse yet, never sharing these captured moments with a world that could care or care less. What once was a vision, an inspired moment, now an exercise of anxiety relief. It feels good to finish, no matter the result. Finality in one hand is a reason to start something new in another. A reason to breath easy, stare at the ceiling and imagine the millions of stars to wish upon for the next inspired moment.

Captured in 2012 and released in 2015…a day down by the tide pools with my good buddy Fritz.

Oakley In-Residence with the Art Dump

Back in April Oakley hosted their In-Residence Studio on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The Art Dump was asked to co-curate the space and put together an exhibition for opening night. I’m super excited to have been a part of this event along side of some really talented friends and colleagues! Below are some flicks and a nice wrap up video from the event…A detailed look at the work can be found at oakley.com

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Brian Butler “Drawings Made at Concerts”


Last year myself and Brian Butler set out to surf some couches, catch some shows and enjoy a week in Austin at SXSW. Along the way I took some time to document Brian’s passion for drawing at live shows.

Shot on location in Austin, TX at Scoot Inn, Mohawk, Hotel Vegas & Spiderhouse Ballroom.

Check out Brian’s work at showdrawn.tumblr.com and theupperhandart.com