Monday, November 12th, 2012
Sip is a yet-to-be-opened café in Washington, DC, looking to put its best face forward.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Kind of a dream come true: lettered, illustrated, and letterpressed chipboard coasters. What makes this even sweeter? We made the coasters as part of a benefit for the DC Abortion Fund — an endlessly compassionate group of people doing much-needed, yet completely unglamorous and exhausting work. The coasters accompanied two home brews made especially for the benefit: Sweet Justice, a hefeweizen; and Solidarity Ale, a black IPA. Both were delicious, and deserved to rest upon only the finest of chipboard coasters.
Printed at Pyramid Atlantic with Beck Levy of Astropress DC, who lettered, illustrated, and printed the companion coaster. The non-hand-lettered text is set in the topically-named Liberator by Ryan Clark, from Lost Type Co-op.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
A series of bicycle helmets for the Washington Area Bicycle Association, auctioned off at their Summer 2011 BikeFest! More details on the blog.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
So the weather is changing here in DC — my toes have been cold for the past few days. Maybe I should finish my crocheted slippers from last winter (the ones I haven’t made for myself yet)? As I start getting into the constant-cup-of-tea routine, my summer nostalgia begins. Not so bad, though, for two reasons:
- The crummier the weather gets here, the closer I am to my early-2012 move to Austin(!!!), and
- this is the perfect prompt to review all my undocumented summer projects.
This is the start of a series of posts highlighting some of the funnest stuff I’ve done in the past few months, and first up are these totally radical bicycle helmets I made for auction at WABA’s Bike Fest!
I’m a humongous proponent of helmets: I even started & ran a small free helmet program for about a year in Richmond at one time, called HELMET YEAH! Plus I haven’t had many design opportunities to play with spray paint and paint markers in recent years, so this was an absolute thrill for me in all ways.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
In the Gallery Place metro on my way to teach auGDES200 (my pet name for it), I saw the On To Richmond logo I designed while at J H I on about a million pylons! How neat.
The pylons (designed by the nice folks at J H I) are meant to remind us of significant historic anniversaries during this very week, and encourage us to scoot on down to Ol’ Virginny to take in the historic sites & reflect on where we were only 149 years ago. There’s something very interesting to me about seeing the people in the metro rushing along, with history — quite literally — all around us. Today and every day, history to look back on, and history we’re living.