four days later, i finally feel recovered from fff fest weekend. it was my first two days off in a row since january and it was so worth it! so many killer shows, including my first live m83 show – which i have waited years for. can i just say that anthony gonzalez is a super fox!
so for all of you austinites, get excited about barbarella’s 2-year anniversary later this month! it’s hard to believe it’s been two years – seems like yesterday i was dancing to rod stewart’s ‘young turks’ alone on the dance floor during their second week open. they’ve since moved into the much larger venue next door and partnered with east side showroom on creating the swan dive in the original location. here’s our gigposter for the event – i hope you all are off that night and can squeeze into the place. it’s gonna be bananas!
here’s a little something i put together for bright light social hour for their gig in lubbock (it’s tonight). this one is missing the details, but i prefer it with no info. defeats the purpose, i know – but i love the background texture.
one other thing, before i sign off – i’ve just started the ball rolling on an awesome line of merch (the line is called Tillman, after my dad). Get ready for some hip graphic duds a la one of your favourite rock and roll graphic artists. i’ll keep you posted lovies. muah muah!
hey kids! get ready for the long-awaited release of golden bear‘s new album ‘alive’, which comes out this month. this little lady had the honor of putting together the album artwork for it (based on some photos they shot in zilker park). it was an inspiring process working with lead singer chris gregory to push the possibilities of the design – eschewing the standard photo treatment for something more graphic and iconic. i also want to mention that the album was produced by the mastermind danny reisch, who has worked with the likes of shearwater, white denim and the black and white years.
you can check out a review and a video of the band here. if you’re in the austin area, come by club deville on october 29th for the official cd release party. see you there, lovers!
so sorry, my doves, for the long space in between now and my last post. i’m in the process of a.) knocking out a huge chunk of work that is all under a nice, tight deadline b.) in the process of a rebrand – which includes a website renovation. my poor website is so, so museum-like in its sparsity. wink. time to bring it into the new decade, y’all.
until i get all of my ducks in a row, enjoy a few new posters i polished off recently and a teaser for an iphone app i’m putting together with my friend burton (my first app design!):
Joie de Vie is in the business of rejuvenating their clients so it was due time they got a restoration of their own. They were eager to get rid of their tired pinup logo and turn heads with an edgier/downtown look.
I have been in the cave all day working on an invitation to a huge, highly anticipated annual summer party and I think I’m going to need a few hours of swim time tomorrow to bring me back to real life. A few weeks ago, Moonpie and I went to Emma Long Park in northwest Austin and it was a dream. I took a crappy photo with my phone but it disappeared into the nether regions of my memory card so here’s someone else’s photo for your viewing pleasure:
you totes need to go swim here. emma long park, austin, texas.
Anyway, here’s a preview of the invitation i’m working on, I’ll release the whole image after the party:
Speaking of invitations, I am totally available to put together an invitation|save the date card|thank you card for your next shindig. Below is an invitation I put together for the newly minted married couple Adrienne and Kenneth (of Black Bone Child). They are some of the sweetest people to grace the planet and I couldn’t be happier for them. Give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently had the pleasure of being introduced, through a mutual friend (thanks, Diamond!), to the luminous Georgia Bramhall who is in the process of opening her own hair salon here in town. The salon is called Honeycomb, so she wanted to stay within the bounds of the hexagonal shape while giving it some personality and femininity. We went with a mandala pattern for the design as she plans to incorporate Mediterranean and Middle Eastern elements to the interior design of the salon.
We collaborated and expanded on a few original ideas to come to this final version – I think it’s lovely! Be sure to check out her new place starting in about a month. Her website is on the way!