Dont Call It A Comeback

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I’ve been here for years. But yes, Changethethought.com will be making a return in the year 2016. An entirely new site design is on its way. I will also be acknowledging a more roundabout manner of content that will more holistically acknowledge the life and times of a post millennium creative. So much has changed. I’ve tried and failed at running a studio, and in several iterations. And I’ve chosen to come home back to where it all began. Changethethought.com is and always has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. In the past 5 years I’ve become a father twice over. And now more than ever I worry about the future. And I think this website has a role to play and a voice to be heard and shared. It’s time to shift focus back to where it belongs and plug this sucker back in. Much has changed since I unexpectedly fell silent in 2013. But I believe 2016 might be the absolute perfect time to begin anew. Call it a feeling.

I’ve since been reinventing myself as a Creative Director, Art Director, Director, Animator, Designer, Illustrator, Brand(er) and Writer again via a new personal experimental playground here: The Changethethought Studio

I’ve teased a relaunch of this website before but this is not a tease. The fury will be coming again soon and this time I intend to light a fire much brighter than what burned before. Thank you for your past support and I hope you can stay the course with me in the future. I chose the name of this site for a reason. And I intend to work towards fulfilling the promise the name makes. I’ll be speaking with you all again very soon.

Expect daily posts and a robust on demand storefront featuring lots of design-centric, politically loud-mouthed and typographically observant merchandise.

Watch this space.

Christopher Cox
Changethethought Founder and Administrator

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Nosferatu Screen Printed Poster

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NOTE: We’ve dropped the price of both posters by 15 dollars. The regular is now $40 and the variant is now $60.

All prior purchases have been refunded for the reduced price. International shipping is also now allowed.

This morning we will release our first ever screen printed movie poster for the classic silent German expressionist masterpiece Nosferatu. There are two editions of the poster available. 170 regular posters will be available for $40. Each poster is hand signed and numbered by the artist. The regular version is 3 colors with 1 metallic and 1 glow in the dark ink. 70 German Variant posters will be available for $60. Each poster is hand signed and numbered by the artist. The variant version is 4 colors with 1 metallic and 1 glow in the dark ink. Both posters were designed and illustrated by Christopher Cox. Both posters were printed by D&L Printing. We had the GID ink overloaded so they glow very brightly in the dark. It’s a lot of fun to see in person.

We won’t be shipping overseas. We can ship to Canada for an up charge of 5 dollars. We will refund combined shipping orders. Combined shipping is 20 dollars. It’s adding full shipping price currently in Big Cartel so we will refund your overcharge for shipping directly immediately after your purchase.

The posters will go up at a random time but should drop soon this morning (hint). Please follow our Twitter feed for news of the release. Posters will be for sale in our online shop.

Thanks so much for your support. We look forward to producing more exciting posters and merchandise in the near future.

See more actual photos of the poster after the jump.  Continue reading »

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Bottleneck: More Than You Imagined

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I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit a poster at the grande opening of the Bottleneck Gallery tonight in Brooklyn. The opening show is about artwork inspired by ‘premium cable’. I did a pretty straight-forward take on the Sopranos as it is by far my favorite premium cable show of all time. The poster is 2 colors at 18×24 inches and their will be 50 for sale at the gallery tonight if I am not mistaken. They were printed by the wonderful people at P&L here in Denver. I do have around 25-30 copies left over that I will put up online later this month. More details about the show at Bottleneck’s website. If you are in town please attend. There are some amazing artists in the show and a generous amount of the sales will go to the Michael J. Fox foundation. So buy and support both artists and a good cause. You can see pictures of my poster after the jump.  Continue reading »

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Artcrank Denver 2012

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Here’s a little preview of a poster I illustrated featuring a rather local-centric icon for this year’s Artcrank Exhibition starting tomorrow here in Denver. The title of the poster is “Ride or D.I.A. tryin'”. It features one of our beloved local works of public art that just might be a symbol of the apocalypse. The poster is a 4 color screen print in an edition of 100. Forty of the posters will be available at Artcrank tomorrow and I will put the remaining 60 up for sale sometime next month for everyone who can’t make it out to the show. I’ll post details here when it’s up for sale online.

There is some amazing talent in this year’s show and some of the posters I’ve seen are fantastic. I honestly think it’s going to be one of the best Artcrank shows ever so if you can, please try to make it out.

The show starts at the Taxi building in Denver tomorrow at noon. You can get details and directions here. I hope to see you there. I’ll have my son in tow and it will be the first art show he’s attended that’s exhibiting some work created by his old man.

*On a side note: I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Since departing my partnership at Friends of Mine and relaunching my studio again single-handedly I have literally been busier than I ever have in my entire career which I didn’t think was possible. It’s been hard to keep up lately. Tons of new projects for Vail, Vladimir Jones, a local architecture firm, Armada Skis and several other clients have kept me totally tied up. I have 3 new posters all in the studio ready to ship so expect news on that soon. Thanks for your patience and please don’t hesitate to contact me with news to be featured on the blog, questions or projects. I get a little lonely here in the studio by myself sometimes too so if you wanna drop in just let me know and lets hang out. Tear me away from work please.

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Mass Shooting in Aurora Colorado

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I just wanted to send out a note of condolence and love to anyone effected by the terrible incident last night here in Colorado. A shooter opened fire in a crowded theater in a suburb of Denver last night killing 12 and wounding several others. Our personal friends and family members are safe from harm, but we do have close friends working at several of the local hospitals that took in numerous victims of the incident last night. Several of the wounded were children and parents. An act such as this is totally unthinkable and it’s impossible to take measure of it’s meaning or purpose.

All of us at the Changethethought studio extend our deepest sympathies and send love to the innocent people forever scarred by this terrible event.

We’ve had a hard summer this year here in Colorado with so many already suffering from the extensive fire damage that has ravaged our state. It’s hard not to feel like this is salt in an already open wound. We ask that you stay vigilant and know that we are a community and are as much responsible for each other as we are for ourselves. We love this beautiful state and the wonderful people who populate it and our hearts are with you today.

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Changethethought News

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We just wanted to post a brief message regarding some internal news at the Changethethought studio. We are planning on releasing a lot of screen printed posters over the coming months and will be stocking our store pretty heavily over this next year. We will be sending invites out to selected illustrators and designers that have been posted to the blog to participate in themed group poster shows and releases soon.

So we are currently looking for a reliable US-based screen printer or screen printing company to handle our upcoming projects. We prefer someone who has access to a mechanical screen press since we will be doing a lot of larger format prints (24×36 inches) and the illustrations we plan on printing will be extremely detailed. So we need ultra-tight screens and consistent quality throughout the run. We hope to foster an ongoing relationship with the printer we select since we will be doing a lot of printing from here on out.

Please contact me personally at chris(at)changethethought.com if you are interested in referring a screen printer.

Also we have one more brief note to mention. We recently joined Instagram and you can follow us @changethethought.

We are also again accepting and actively seeking projects for the Changethethought production studio in branding, identity, graphic design, illustration and motion. We recently paired the studio down to a smaller boutique and can once again accept smaller budgeted projects. Contact us if you have a project you would like to discuss with our studio.

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Changethethought & Friends of Mine Part

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After a nearly 4 month engagement with the emerging Denver motion design and FX studio Friends of Mine, Changethethought has decided to part ways and return to it’s operations as an independent multi-disciplinary creative studio and creative brand. The decision for Changethethought to leave it’s partnership with Friends of Mine was a result of a desire to continue to push CTT further as it’s own creative brand that can live outside the scope of an entirely project-driven studio. As a result Changethethought will be moving it’s emphasis more towards freelance art direction and consulting for advertising agencies, branding, graphic design, package design, illustration, animation and motion. Projects will soon be underway to generate several new items in the Changethethought storefront to help inspire opportunities for artists, designers, typographers and illustrators that have been featured on the CTT blog to sell goods developed in direct collaboration with CTT.

Friends of Mine is quickly developing into a powerful production studio in Denver and will continue to do so. We wish FOM all the success they deserve and will continue to support their efforts.

Currently Changethethought is seeking projects, collaborations and ideas for print, branding, graphic design, illustration, motion, art direction, advertising on the blog and the development of content for the blog. Please contact us at hire(at)changethethought to discuss your next project or desired collaboration with CTT.

Thank you as always for your support of both the blog and the studio.

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Lucas Cox: I Survived Beyond and Back

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Nearly 13 years ago my younger and only brother Luke was in a terrible car accident that he barely survived. It’s hard to believe it was that long ago. I was only 23 at the time and about to graduate from college. I returned home one night after going out with my then girlfriend (she is my wife now) to find a message on the answering machine from my mother that my brother had been in an accident and I needed to rush to the hospital immediately.

After a night of partying my brother hopped into a car with some friends, none of which should have been driving. The car lost control not long after they left a house in the country outside of our hometown of Kearney, Nebraska.

My brother was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries and head trauma. He was clinically dead when the ambulance arrived. He was later revived but in order to survive the brain swelling he was put into an induced coma for the next two weeks or so.

That is only where the story begins. My brother died multiple times as was recorded by the medical staff and each time had different near death experiences. It’s truly a miracle that he survived. His memory of events both in and out of his body are unique in my opinion amongst the mass of people who have had similar experiences.  I say this only because he remembers so many of them in extremely visual detail.

It took me many years to come to grips with my brother’s experiences and it put me on a coarse to search for meaning in my own life. His accident came at a time when I was supposed to enter the world confidently and begin my adult life after my education. Instead I began that life in question. All of my beliefs had been stripped from me. The next several years I struggled to care about the frustrating system in which we are supposed to live. A brush with something totally spiritual is enough to make you wonder why we have made life so difficult for ourselves in this world.

The only answer I have found is love. I love my brother. I love my wife, my parents, my friends, family and now my beautiful son. Love is the spiritual twine that binds us to this world and whatever is waiting for us on the other side.

My brother was asked last year to share his remarkable story with The Biography Channel. I suspect he will likely be asked again in the future to share his story at greater length through another media channel. His episode of I Survived…Beyond and Back will premier Sunday January 29th at 8pm Mountain Time (10pm EST).

I am apprehensive about watching it because I know he is going to share things I am sure I have probably never heard him speak of. I am very proud of him for deciding to tell his story and share it with such a large audience. He is my only brother and I love him so much. It’s been hard for him to pick up and carry on with life but he is now doing extremely well. It is amazing that he survived such a traumatic accident with barely a mark on him. He’s currently attending University with a major in theater and an interest in someday becoming a director.

I will be watching the show with my wife this Sunday. I invite you to join in. Lastly, I want to thank all of you who have read this blog and supported me over the years. This special place I have created has opened many doors for me and introduced me to some amazing people. I have always left the myself open on this blog as to who I am, the experiences I have had and what inspires me. It’s a line directly into who I am as a person. My brother’s experiences have had more impact on me than almost anything else that has happened in my life. There is nothing more personal that either I or my family could share. I hope his story will now further inspire you as we all look toward a more meaningful and spiritual future. Thank you for all the love you have given me through Changethethought. Hopefully this story will actually inspire the name I adopted for both my work and this blog a decade ago.

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Happy New Year: 2012

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Well this is it. The big year according to many cosmic calendars. It was a wild year for us at Changethethought. This was really the year the business of the studio got officially underway. We did a lot of work this year and will be carrying several projects over into 2012. We traveled, met lots of new people and had the opportunity to work with some absolutely wonderful human beings. We feel very lucky and very blessed.

I myself added a new member to my family. My son Liam Charles. He has since become the new love of my life. For all the fear I harbored over many years of marriage at becoming a parent, I have found all of it to be totally unfounded. My son is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. Seeing him smile, grow and learn is one of the greatest joys of my life. It’s given me renewed purpose and has pushed me even harder toward success. It’s also made me look at my wife with fresh eyes and realize just how fortunate I am to share a life and love with her.

2012 is going to be an important year for Changethethought. We will be adding some new people to our team and taking on even bigger and more exciting projects this year. We will also be working toward releasing more posters and breathing new life into the blog as well. Of course none of this would have ever been possible without the support I have received from my partners, the amazing people who have worked for us, my family and extended family and of course all of you that have read this blog over the years. Thank you to everyone and lets all hope that 2012 will not be the end of anything but the beginning and awakening of something entirely new, unexpected and utterly amazing.

Happy New Year from Changethethought to you.

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Changethethought Studio

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Well I am sure you have noticed that my blogging pace has slowed quite a bit these past few months. The reason being is that about 20 months ago I launched the Changethethought production studio. In the past year we have completed around 50 or so motion design, 3D, illustration and graphic design related projects. Our focus so far has tended to be motion and 3D but we are still delivering a lot of illustration and graphic design based projects for print. We are still very much just starting out with this new venture but we’ve managed to work with some exciting agencies and clients already. Our best projects so far are currently in the pipeline so please keep an eye on our portfolio as it will be changing often.

You can view our new site and reel here: changethethought.tv

Thanks so much as always for supporting Changethethought and expect a lot of new things to happen in the coming months.

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I finally bought myself a Cintiq. It’s awesome. That’s all I have to say about that. I have been experimenting with creating my own brushes and have settled on a little pack that allows me to generate some imagery that feels like it’s been inked even when viewed up close as a printed piece. Being able to draw directly onto the screen and into the computer takes a little getting used to. It’s taken me about 3 weeks to adjust but I have settled in now and it’s totally changed how I illustrate. Now I don’t think I could live without it.

I just did this the other day and thought it turned out kinda neat. Thought I’d share it with you.

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Indyink: 2012 Poster Apocalypse

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Indyink will be hosting a little poster exhibition this Friday here in Denver. The theme of the exhibit is ‘2012’. I will be exhibiting the above silkscreened poster at the show which will also be available for purchase. Originally I thought about taking the whole thing really seriously and making some thought provoking conspiracy theory-inspired piece before realizing it would be a lot more fun and probably memorable to just call shenanigans on the whole 2012 thing. The poster made my wife laugh and I figure if it’s good for anything at least it was good for that. I managed to squeeze Nostradamus, a Crystal Skull, Mayan sacrifice, Mayan numerals and alien abduction all into one piece so there is that at least.

I am going to try to make the show possibly with my baby son in tow, so please stop by, grab a beer and say hello. Thank you to Indyink for inviting me to take part.

2012: Poster Apocalypse
Address: 84 S. Broadway • Denver, CO
Phone: 720.937.9722
Time: 11AM-6PM MON-SAT


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CTT Site Down

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We are currently experiencing intermittent disruptions to our server because of a problem with our hosting. Apparently the problem is being addressed and should be corrected by tomorrow morning at the latest. We will finally be moving Changethethought to a dedicated server after this issue is resolved. On behalf of both myself and my studio, I am very sorry to both the readers and our clients. There is currently nothing we can do other than wait for our host at Onewebhosting to fix the issue. Apologies again and we should be back online and in full effect shortly with more content funneling into your RSS.

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Changethethought – Flickrfolio

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We have been getting pretty crazy about updating our studio Flickrfolio lately. In the past 2-3 weeks we’ve posted a grip of new work on almost a daily basis. I have personally been working on several new ongoing self-initiated illustration projects just to stretch my legs a little. I’ve been diving deep into psychedelic art lately and some of the work definitely reflects that. So keep an eye out because we are using Flickr as our place to just dump whatever it is we might be up to for the hell of it.

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Changethethought – Interns

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Studio Changethethought is currently seeking 2 unpaid internships lasting 12 weeks. Internship positions are open to both part and full time as well as students and recent grads. Interns will be working closely with the Creative Directors and Executive Producer and will be expected to jump in and perform. Possible employment within Changethethought will be given consideration at the end of 12 weeks.

Motion Design Intern:
Skills necessary for this position are a solid understanding of Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator. A working and/or strong knowledge of Cinema 4D is also a plus. Any additional skills such as filmmaking, Maya, editing (final cut), illustration, or other ninja abilities also receive a gold star. Design aesthetic and a solid understanding of typography will also earn extra points.

Producer Intern:
Our Executive Producer is also seeking an intern. Appropriate skills include any and all office software (strong Excel, Powerpoint skills), project management software (one or more: Visio/Fasttrack/Basecamp/etc). Any knowledge or ambition toward interactive, video production, advertising, media, writing, shooting, etc. will also be strongly considered. We are a creative studio and expect an appreciation for creative thinking with all of the people who are associated with producing under our roof.

Please email your resumé or information about yourself to: hire@changethethought.com

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Happy New Year

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I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all of you out there and thank you for following our blog this year. 2011 is going to be a year to remember for both myself and my partners who recently helped me start the Changethethought Studio. It will mark our first official year as a studio and who know what we will end up working on. We already have some exciting projects lined up for the new year and we hope to line up many more. My son will be born in February so this will definitely be a year I will remember for the rest of my life. Both myself and everyone else at Changethethought hope that this year will be a great one for both you, your friends and your families. We appreciate your support more than we have words to express. We love you all and wish for an amazing 2011.The Denver Egotist was kind enough to ask me to take part in an interview where I spoke about what both myself and the rest of us at Changethethought learned this year. You can read it here. Happy New Year everyone.

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Merry Xmas Licorice Stick-Style

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Licorice Stick from Comedy Centrals Chocolate News – watch more funny videos

We just wanted to say thank you for visiting our blog and continuing to support us. This next year will no doubt be one for us to remember. My wife and I are having our son in February so I’ll only be a month into 2011 before my life will change in a gigantic way. I have been joined by two amazing partners this year to embark upon launching the Changethethought studio and we have already worked on some exciting projects for some big brands this past year. We are looking forward to what is coming next in 2011. My Partner and Executive Creative Director and I have to share our favorite studio lightening video from the past few months. Anytime we are stressed, tired or frustrated we play this brilliant skit from David Alan Grier as pornstar ‘Licorice Stick’ Mayfield sharing all of the famous porn sex positions that he invented over his ‘long’ illustrious pornstar career.

It’s a strange little gift from us to you, but we really do wish you all happy holidays and are excited to see where we will go in 2011.

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Mile High on the Map

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Changethethought will be exhibiting the above piece this Friday, December 3rd at the Illiterate Gallery for a show entitled ‘Mile High on the Map”. We printed 5 Giclée’s and one is framed. The framed piece will sell for $150 while the unframed will be available for $100 each. All prints are signed and numbered. We are excited to be a part of the show and hope to be exhibiting more work in the upcoming year at Illiterate. You can see a detailed image of our print at our Flickr-folio. Our piece is a bit of a puff surrealist pop art bit about  two of our favorite quintessentially weird iconic Denver public art sculptures. You can also see the first pass of the graphite drawing used as the foundation for the piece before it was finished digitally.

The show starts at 6pm this Friday and runs until 11pm. Be there or be square.

Exhibiting Artists:

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