Tackling 100 days of hand lettering once again this spring. Last year I only made it to day 30 or so. I learned a lot about my process last year and hope to not make the same mistakes. This time around, the lettering will be more illustrative and experimental yet, simple. So far I'm pretty excited with the stuff I've been messing around with! I've set up a separate Instagram for my lettering adventures, you can check it out at: https://www.instagram.com/aesthetically_gretch/
Here's a mask I made for last night's AIGA SF Fall Gala, Mask Appeal. I've been slightly obsessed with drawing and cutting out petals (if you haven't noticed), so it was only natural that I would do the same for this little project.
I was suppose to go on a long bike ride today, but it was foggy and a little rainy (wtf, rain in September?) so I stayed in and did this instead. Crappy weather calls for crafty times. I busted out the 'ol x-acto knife and a glue stick, and finally got around to doing something about a small stack of security envelopes I've been collecting.
Check out these old painted signs I stumbled upon during my recent trip to Durham, NC:
Ok, so this last one isn't as historical as the others, but it's hand painted nonetheless. And while it's not as ornate as the others either, I love the script type used for Quality, especially the Q.
Here are some photos from a film swap I took part in organized by the SF Toy Camera Meetup Group. I got a roll shot by a fellow named Nico and used my Holga 135 to take my exposures. Some of my favorite shots were the ones I took of people exposed over the textured scenes from London.
I totally lucked out with this one. I love that the dancers (from a "flash" dance mob in Union Sq) are layered on top of a lake with tiny people walking along the water.
I love these a lot too, but I wish the scans turned out better. Meh.
The randomness of our shots seemed to work well together.
Many of Nico's exposures were of a fair of some sort which was exciting to see, but bummed me a bit since I wasn't there and that the photos weren't taken by me. WaahWaah! (j/k)
If you wanna see more and what other members from the group did, check 'em out on Flickr.
P.S. If there's a someone with the 120 roll I originally shot and sent over to London, I would love to see them!
I love art parties, I wish went to more of them. I'd rather be creative and drunk, surrounded by markers, paint and fabric; rather than bored and drunk at a party. My friend threw a Munnys and Manhattans birthday party last weekend which was pretty awesome. The objective of the evening (aside from having fun) was to draw someone's name out of a hat and create a Munny of the person you picked. At the end of the night we had to guess who was who. It obviously helped to not mention who you picked, but that turned out to be little hard for some of us ;) My blank Munny doll.
Me and my muse. He had no clue I was creating a mini version of him.
The finished piece. Matt seemed pretty stoked. Though you can't seem 'em I included his tattoos which I think adds a nice personal touch.
The evening's result.
Sam's start and Amy with mini Amy.
Aimee's yellow polka dot bikini cutie. She let me have this goodie!
See more snapshots on Flickr
I'm stoked to announced that I am featured in an SF Inspired campaign by designer bag company Acme Made! This campaign will highlight all sorts of local creatives including photographers and bike builders. I'm really excited to be a part of this and am incredibly thankful to be featured. I can't wait to see the other creatives!
Here's the video piece they did. It's kinda crazy seeing myself on tape like this, yet it's still pretty rad. The video focuses on the I Haight Art piece which you can check out in my Behance portfolio. The whole experience has been great so far. I got to meet the wonderful folks behind Acme Made and had the opportunity to work with an amazing & super talented team of photographers, videographers and designers during the video and photoshoot. A big Thank You to everyone involved. I'm honored to be a part of this.