Throughout the spring and summer, I was working on collecting old slides taken by vacationers throughout the US in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I came up with an idea for a photography book with the main theme of "American motels" and kept thinking about all the ways travel and vacationing were different in the mid-century. American Motel is the collection of those images. It's available at Porchlight Design Co.
In the past we've given out small stickers for free at Porchlight, but I wanted to create a cohesive package this time around. A couple years ago I had taken some photos of some very old packaging of little plastic army men, cowboys and jungle animals from his childhood and I used those photos as inspiration. The Porchlight Sticker Pack is available in-store or at Porchlight Design Co.
This month had me working on a lot of projects for other businesses (many of which will be shared over the next couple months) but I also took time to work on some personal art. This first print is very obviously inspired by the Space Needle. The Needle is one of the most photographed and illustrated buildings in the state, so tend to feel compelled to photograph and illustrate it in ways that aren't as common. If you'd like to snag a print for yourself, they're also available at Porchlight Design Co.
The Elephant Car Wash neon sign has been a beacon of familiarity in an ever-changing city. For the last few months it had become pretty obvious that the Denny Way location of the car wash (along with the sign) was in jeopardy. One night I had been looking through older photos of Denny Way near the car wash and was inspired to create a silk screen print of a Denny Way of the past. Available at Porchlight Design Co.
I've always designed the greeting cards we carry at Porchlight, and whenever I have the time (and a decent idea) I add to the stock. Here are the three new designs...
Lastly, a few of my favorite photos from the month...