I have a some fruity ceramic planters (also available here) in Hang Ten Heat Wave, a show opening tonight at The Bakery featuring exclusively art and design made with summer vibes in mind. I'm honored to be part of this excellent roster; if you're in north Brooklyn this evening, stop by the opening!
Hang Ten Heat Wave
August 22–September 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 22, 7–10pm
325 Rutledge Street, Brooklyn
Annemieke Beemster Leverenz
Matthew F Fisher
Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao
I worked on a super fun project with Alison Klapthor at HarperCollins late last year: the logo for Creature Keepers, a new middle grade series. Book projects are a little funny in that the design work is wrapped up so far in advance of the release, it's a little time warpy when the book finally emerges from the printer.
Anyway, the first book in the series, Creature Keepers and Hijacked Hydro-Hide, is coming out next month, which means we're finally seeing proofs, and I'm pumped with how they turned out! It's actually kind of weird how I can't stop touching the spot varnish.
I was honored to be part of this weekend's Food Book Fair, participating this morning as a design coach in the Food+Enterprise Entrepreneurship Clinic. I spent the morning chatting with passionate, talented businesspeople who are working with food, and are eager to present their brands boldly and effectively. The event left me feeling inspired and most of all, hungry!
Happy weekend, hope yours is filled with blue skies and artisanal snacks.
Sam, Angeline, Jason, Angeline's mom and I metaphorically cracked a bottle of fine champagne over the hull of a new drawing club last night. The evening included drawing, painting, whittling, collaging, drinking and eating easter candy. Hopefully it will become a regular thing.
I got in a serious zone and made about a thousand cut paper pieces. Next week I hope to turn them into patterns, but until then, here's a rhubarb-colored sketch.
Thanks for making it to the blog section guys.
As you probably know, the blank canvas of a new blog is an intimidating thing. How will this blog be? How awesome will this blog be? How soon before I quit my day job and travel the world living solely off this blog's ad revenue? What tone should I strike? How many swear words should I use? Is it going to be mostly images? Should I refrain from venting about twitter? Should I exclusively vent about twitter? Will I ever post anything besides this one post?
A few years ago, I really got into my tumblr blog (now dormant), and I still enjoy looking back on it, it's not embarrassing or anything, but it felt like a home just for images. Sometimes you just want to write, you know? So, people, get ready: this blog is going to contain both words and text.
Other than that, let's not set anything in stone just yet, beyond aiming to post consistently (hold me to this, I'm aiming for once a week), and I'm allowing myself the freedom to post all of the following: process images, finished work, inspiration, cool other designers' work, discussion of freelance business practices, examples of excellence in nail polish art, old cars, surf graphics, doges, pictures of Steve McQueen, sketches, and also anything else.
Thanks for getting through my first post. See you soon.