this is so great… I came across Brandon Griswold, a local Graphic Designer at Fossil and owner of Honeycomb Print Shop and his Kickstarter project Manly Marks. I thought it was hilarious and so true. I love he’s local and his Kickstarter project was fully funded. Yay for you Brandon!! It is funny that letterpress is such a dirty craft on heavy machinery yet is used for weddings. Enjoy boys (and girls)!
so my friends… you may have noticed it’s been a wee bit busy thus far this year and as a blessing of that is that the studio has grown. One of those new peeps is the truly lovely and uber talented Catie Conlon. Catie was lucky enough to be selected as one of the (ahem, and the youngest) illustrators at Shannon Wynne’s new restaurant Lark on the Park. There were several other AMAZING illustrators selected, in particular Narda Lebo who I worship. We’re huge fans of Shannon, Narda and Catie, of course! so needless to say Team Swoon is very proud. Congrats Catie!
so last week… Warby Parker posted some of my favorite people in the world, Jully, Vynsie and Derek, on their blog from their trip to Dallas. Check out these amazing photos of my favs, We are 1976. AND! AND! AND!! IF you haven’t heard they are teaching letterpress?! What?! YES. From me to you, Here. (Well from them to you but whatever!)
how can you not… love it? Joshua King. My pick for creative class for December FD, artist and the co-founder of Aurora along with artist Shane Pennington – side note: both Shane and Joshua have been feature artists for TEDxSMU. Aurora is a growing and already crazy coveted event that you may have read about here and here. Aurora 2013 is in fundraising mode. Their goal is to raise $30,000 which is a nominal budget for something of this caliber and capacity. Please support this AMAZING event. Do it here, Dallas needs more faces like this.
i told you… I would post about Fort Worth based photographer Anthony Jacobus. An incredible talent, affordable art at Wrare or online, beautifully matted art for your casa. Are you curious?
“My work is about balance and contradictions; past and present, lost and found, beauty and decay, bringing ordinary objects and forgotten things together to tell visual poems of loss, mortality and isolation. I want my images to be bold and haunting while remaining totally quiet and ethereal. I am attracted to tangible things and ideas in a world that is becoming less and less so. My approach and technique is simple and uncluttered; I want to communicate what cannot be said with words.”
ooooh pretty… Stunning isn’t it? This is the piece that turned me on to American artist Tauba Auerbach. BUT if you have a few minutes to spare (10 specifically – and worth every last second) You MUST watch this video. It’s gorgeous, fashionably collaborative art making music with Tauba and Cameron Mesirow. It’s an instrument made of lucite, wood, dresses, necklaces and shoes. Shoosh it. It all starts with these wedges… AND EVEN MORE YOU I beg you to watch this 5 min video to find out about how, why and the fashion surround this “auerglass” (pronounced “hourglass”). Badass.