Been looking around for a tank top which doesn’t suck. Most have god awful designs, or have been marked up so high I have to realize that it’s a tank top, cashmere sweater. It’s already getting hotter, and soon it will be balls hot, making t-shirts and deodorant seem to be too much on the weekend. I think I’ve finally have found a couple that suit my style, as well as much price. Has anyone purchased any of these thank tops, if so liked them? My one worry is Levi’s fit might be made for a guy with baggier style.
When I get asked to make a poster next I might need to step-up my game like how Chris DeLorenzo has with this poster for the Silver Screen Society, making a poster into a simple GIF, giving it new life.
Gorgeous photography by Ramiro Chaves of the once epic signage has now become epic photography of it’s now vintage lettering.
Back in hay day.
When I was young I spent every Summer in Newport. Now I try and get back up to Newport as much as possible. The Newport Folk Festival was something that was always happening every Summer, but as a young kid I had no interest in folk music. Fast forward a bunch of years and I’ve been quite impressed with the lineups the Newport Folk Festival has put together.
I went one year, years ago with my mother. I think the Indigo Girls were the headliner (not a fan), but I remember it was a lot of fun to chill in the sun listening to all sorts of music while drinking Del’s Lemonade (which I’ve always supported becoming Rhode Island’s state drink, to oust Coffee Milk). Huge names such as Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan have played in front of Fort Adams in Newport, and the talent hasn’t declined at all since, as they had a personal favorite Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros last year which was streamed live by NPR (this year too). This year The Decemberists, Elvis Costello, Tegan & Sara, and my favorite on the ticket, the Freelance Whales will be performing.
Like last year I’ve started trying to plan on how I could manage to make it up to Newport at the end of July to finally make it to the festival for the first time in a long time, and hopefully plan to bike home after the shows.
I saw on Tumblr last night Tumblr-“famous” That Kind of Woman will be attending.
Baubauhaus.com has recently become one of my favorite places to check out for a bit of inspiration when I’m in a designing rut. It can almost be a bit overwhelming with all the work, but something always catches my eye, sparking a new direction in whatever project I’m working on at the moment. Do use!
Need some good (fucking) design advice…then make your way over to appropriately named…goodfuckingdesignadvice.com where it will tell you some things you knew, but also advice you might have forgotten, or never knew at all.
Just got a pretty awesome email from Sixpoint telling me they got some press, but also that I got a little press myself for my piece I did for Sixpoint’s Facebook Profile Picture Contest. Meredith Olson, a Writer at my favorite local publications/blogs wrote a piece highlighting the contest, and featured my illustration. Unfortunately they got my name wrong, but we’re working on that.
Sixpoint Brewery is holding their second (annual?) contest to become their newest Facebook profile. The first contest I entered too late, so my Facebook ‘Like’ showing was a bit disappointing. It’s only April 8th and I have until the end of April to rack up some votes/Likes. So click on the image above to vote by simply Liking the image.
This time Sixpoint made a theme, “Beer Is Culture”. After some thinking I kept coming back to Pop Culture, and couldn’t stop thinking of Homer Simpson and his love of Duff beer. So did a little research and made a collection of my favor drunks…I mean beer fanatics. Stewart Smalley from SNL, Norm Peterson from Cheers, Snooki, Al Bundy from Married with Children, and of course the crew from Always Sunny.
Go vote my friends. I’ll owe you one!
Headed down towards the East River in Williamsburg with Mackenzie to check out the new Sunday location for the Brooklyn Flea. I expected a different scene from the typical Fort Greene crowd, but it was all the same great food (with the addition of a stand from Saltie), fashionable people, gorgeous furniture, and your fair share of cute puppies. I fell in love with a desk constructed by Fat Dog Fabrication, which I’d love to introduce to my laptop some day. Maybe after a few paychecks and some guts to shell out the cash.
This also made me think about my favorite furniture site which I visit too much, Sit & Read, which Mackenzie showed me. With a couple locations around New York, this store has only a few hand-picked pieces of furniture and vintage book which are often sold even before they photograph them for the site. Below and the photo above are a few of my favorite pieces from Sit & Read.
I’ll be sure to give you an update (that’s worthy of it’s own post) if ever I do buy the dream desk by Fat Dog Fab.
The couch that Mackenzie found on Sit & Read. She was very close to purchasing it before it sold.
One of my favorite piece, but the price tag is way out of my budget.
Love this piece, as it’s obviously from New England, listing a few nearby towns/areas to my mother’s house.
Made another poster for Little Anchor this past weekend for their upcoming show this coming weekend. They will be performing at Spike Hill in Williamsburg for a nice change, with a completely new looking lineup before and after they hit the stage. Spike Hill location is great as it’s only two blocks from my apartment, and only steps from the Bedford L train. Plus, it’s only a six dollar door charge for the night. It’s a great way to grab an early(ish) drink and I encourage you all to go! Hope to see all you New Yorkers there.
Got to love today’s Hulu page for April Fools. I ended up watching the whole episode of THe X-File they have posted on the front page. Reminded me of my time at boarding school, watching an episode after a day of classes. Never been a huge fan of The X-FIles, but you do have to like the 90s acting and of course the very odd storyline.