By Brett Mosher
Tricastatops is a absurd comedy podcast that Brett co-hosted with a few of his good friends. They discussed a wide variety of twisted and odd topics such as fictional celebrity dog brackets, going back in time to meet TMNT Hero/Villain/Hero Leatherhead, and at one point they even ordered discontinued breakfast cereal from Korea and ate it live on the show. Below are some of the season and special versions on the Tryk Brett made along with the infamous "Josh-man's Marsh Radness" bracket.
Brett developed the "Three Nights of Tragedy" branding seen in the top corner, and then began to breakdown each work by their themes and motifs to reconstruct the illustrations. Hamlet is comprised of a goblet for the poison that kills, the skull which everyone is familiar with and the crown in the negative space. The Merchant of Venice is comprised of coffins with a cross in the middle balancing a pound of flesh with darkness, both creating a Star of David. Othello has a figure shrouded in darkness cloaked in the blood stained handkerchief of Desdemona. We did a short run of screenprints for these and sold them, ultimately we'd love to do more and add to the collection.
Brett is a huge fan of Hugh Laurie and thoroughly enjoyed his book. As a fan project he remade the cover and typeset the first few chapters of the book before binding it and make it look like the whole book. The book itself is a cheeky crime thriller, so he wanted to make sure the cover didn't feel too Tom Clancy. The illustration on the cover is based off a schematic he found online and redrew to give it a more hand rendered look-and-feel. The type was handcrafted and then overlaid with a grunge texture to give the book an edgier feel.