M+B Forever

Finally taking a minute this weekend to sit and reflect on our engagement party. When I told Ben I was thinking about doing air plants as a favor, so people could let love grow with them back home, he really liked the idea, and his first comment was - "Let's make a stamp!" So, that night I got to sketching a groovy little seal for us inspired by some lettering I did to commemorate one of our trips out west. After some drawing, I vectorized this guy, and then Ben found a stamp man. Within 72 hours we had our mark! Hoping to continue to post more personal projects and process in the very near future. 

Hey Ladies!

In the wake of Rachel Feinstein's incredible portfolio "The 7 Ages of Women" in NYMag and in an attempt to KonMari my apartment, I thought it would be nice to share these funny card collages I made a little while ago.

When I was younger, I loved writing letters and sending art in the mail. It was nice to have a physical reminder of a friendship developed earlier in time - sending letters to a distant cousin in Eastern Europe, writing to a friend from Girl Scout Camp and attaching a souvenir from a beach trip or even just a note to a friend from school on special Sanrio stationary from the mall. Because of this, many of the older people in my life would give me stationary they'd amassed over the years but never used. The cards were never really anything I deemed worthy of my personal adolescent correspondence; but I saved them anyway because they were weird, cool and old.

When I was in-between apartments I found all of these old cards, and also a bunch of my Dad's strange paperback film history books from the 70's. The heroins from these early movies were so striking, I needed them to escape these worn, soon-to-be-recycled, relics. The offset printing and varied textures from the old stationary felt so right as a partner in crime and a worthy vehicle for these women to see the light of day again. So, there they met. Now, these old women, old movies, and old paper are new again, ready to venture back into the world. 


The Rub’s Best Of New York

A few weeks ago DJ Ayres asked me to make some art for a New York centric mix. The creative direction was to develop something that felt iconic and city-specific without being the Brooklyn Bridge. As someone who navigates this crazy place daily, my first thoughts were taxi cabs and pizza parlors. Two things you can't visually escape but also don't mind seeing — subliminal familiar comfort, in a way. That morphed into drawing an updated version of the classic "Ayeeee" pizza box chef, and integrating the title + The Rub's logo in a way that felt like a party pizza box, but also was still legible at tiny thumbnail size. 

Read about this nostalgic mix at The Fader.com, listen to it on Mixcloud or go out and dance tonight at Verboten.