It’s time again for our friends at California’s Kokomo Winery to host their annual Winemaker Dinner—we created the poster art again this year, using themes of roots, smoke, fire, lava, valleys, estuaries, and looking ahead to new days…
#002 in our collaborative series of Artist Spotlights with Alma Mater Tacoma—this one on Sarah Gilbert.
“We look for signs wherever we go: navigating the freeway, exploring a restaurant destination, searching for the bathroom. We seek out ‘signs of life,’ we talk about ‘telltale signs,’ and excavate our past for missed signs — red flags. We are obsessed with signs and signifiers as a species, always on the hunt for the visible that signals that we are on the right track. We believe, intrinsically, in right tracks and wrong tracks, and any song, poem, or proverb that speaks of paths or tracks will tell you that the right way always leads you home. In Sarah Gilbert’s latest work, Signs and Signifiers, Sarah explores ideas of way-finding—both in our species and beyond…” (read more)
The lovely and inimitable singer/songwriter V. Contreras asked me to create her new logo as she prepares to release new material—we loved putting together an original graphic and font that expresses both the formal, glamorous approach and the independent, edgy spirit to her songwriting.
#001 in our collaborative series of Artist Spotlights with Alma Mater Tacoma—this one featuring Gillian Nordlund.
“In a windowless room on the second floor of Spaceworks’ Creative House, Gillian Nordlund’s art erupts in pastel and neon bursts. She works in the corner of the small studio that she shares with her partner and fellow artist, Isaac Olsen. Fluorescent lights bounce off laminated letters spelling ‘C O M E F R I E N D I A N S’ strung triply in a banner across one wall, near a desk stacked with spools of thread, notebooks, paints, and a fortune-cookie note-adorned sewing machine that reads ‘choose your own path.’ When meeting Gillian—whose smile is as big and wild as her teased-out hair—there is never a doubt that this is her mantra…” (read more)