Archive for April, 2014

Concept toy designs

Posted in (978)281-2573, Art, Black & Grey, Canvas, Color, Comics, Gloucester, info@compassroseink.com, Matt Maguire, Northshore, painting, Tattoo Shop, Tattoos, The Compass Rose, toys, Uncategorized on April 30, 2014 by Matt Maguire

The Axiom by Anvil Eight Games 

Order is Freedom. Obedience is Salvation.

“One of the last relevant governments in the world, the Axiom is a singular civilizing entity that lords over the loosely assembled remnants of Old Europe and North African territories. From the ashes of the First Great Trade War, the Axiom movement has been the salvation for nearly 1.5 billion souls in a dour and brutal future. Citizens of the Axiom worship with religious zeal the notion of order and secular progress.

 In turn, the Axiom State rules with righteous fervor in both the Aetherial and Maeterial worlds.

 Progress and faith in stability -that is what matters – one need merely believe that the world is better than it was, and that it will be better still through hard work and the adherence to the basic principles of civilization and social order. Thus, the status quo is progress. Order is liberation.”

http://www.anvil-eight.com/#!factions—axiom/c1pac

When Tim asked me to do concept designs I came up with a few. He used one, the Axiom Hound. Tim takes the concept and builds it in freeform which then gets printed into a 3D toy. I worked with Tim https://www.facebook.com/tim.barry.355?fref=ts before on a package design for some zombie toys.

Concepts by Matt Maguire

https://www.facebook.com/matt.maguire.902

robot2 axiomhoundconcept

Axiomhoundtoy

Hand Tattoos

Posted in (978)281-2573, Art, Gloucester, hand tattoos, info@compassroseink.com, Matt Maguire, Northshore, Tattoo Shop, Tattoos, The Compass Rose, Uncategorized on April 5, 2014 by Matt Maguire

Handskull

Here are a few recent tattoos done by Matt Maguire at the Compass Rose Custom Tattoos in downtown Gloucester, MA.  Not many people are bold enough to get hand tattoos but I like them and have fun tattooing hands.  They are not for everybody, there are plenty of less conspicuous spots on your body to get a tattoo.  Some people like to push the envelope and I say more power to them.
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