On a cold Sunday in early February 2013, I met Earl Kallemeyn--a gregarious gentleman and fellow Greenpointer with a deep reverence for typography and printing, namely of the letterpress variety. He's been welcoming me into his print shop on Dobbin street every Saturday morning since our meeting, a testament to his patience and generosity (I kind of feel like an older, female version of Dennis the Menace).
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I just wrapped up illustrating this really interesting piece for Women's Studies Quarterly. It tells the story how one of the fashion world's most accomplished creative directors came to find her style--as a shoplifting teenager growing up in NYC, living in the tenements, in the 1960s. It's a really good read, and here are some of the illustrations. Dig it.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Who loves brisket? Me. And a lot of other people too, including Jimmy Carbone, of Jimmy's No. 43 and Beer Sessions Radio, which is why he and a bunch of other food writers and media peeps are putting together an event at which the 2013 Brisket King (or queen?) of NYC will be crowned. Such an occasion required some some of regal crest (for the trophy, you know?) so Jimmy asked me to create a logo for the event. Here is it, clean and crisp but by next week Wednesday it should by a little greasy. P.s. tickets are still available and you can purchase here. Event is Wednesday, Feb. 20! If you can't make it, then make some.
Monday, February 11, 2013
My friend Krissy recently asked me to create wedding invitations for her and her fiancé, John. Their ceremony would be conducted at the Justice of the Peace, but two parties would follow in the coming months -- one in Brooklyn at Frankies on Court St., and the other in Marfa, TX, were the minimalist artist Donald Judd once called home. So I created one invitation, with a visual split to divide the info respective to each party. And here what I designed (and printed), along with a map showing where to find each party place. Yeehaw. Texas, here I come.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Last summer, my friend suggested that I ought to take a stab at designing a new logo for the Grand Street BID in Williamsburg, and it seemed like a good idea. Some of my favorite shops and restaurants run along that strip of Grand Street (between Humboldt and Union), like Bushwick Country Club, Huckleberry, and a new favorite--Dar525. When I used to live in Williamsburg I would trek up to Grand to buy my fruits and veggies at To The World Farm, which always had the most interesting produce stocked. This little area has a ton of character and charm, and it's great to see all of the new spots opening up there. So I put something together for the project and, lo, it was selected. Last night was the unveiling, and the BID had a nice little party to celebrate. Thanks to Artineh, Charu, City Council Member Diana Reyna, and everyone else for such a great night. Here's the story. Cheers!