As a fan of mid-century architecture, taking photos of mid-century architecture, and drinking date shakes, Palm Springs is one of my favorite places to spend a quick vacation. See my photos of some of my favorite buildings in town right here.
There are a few fun projects to recap from September, but the biggest project was the release of the first volume of Mid Seattle. I started the photo project less than a year ago as a way to collect images of the still-standing mid-century buildings in Seattle and then later decided to bring it to physical fruition. I photographed and designed a 40-page volume of photos, complete with addresses and construction dates and then packaged it with an enamel pin and two postcards. The first volume is available here, and you can follow along on Instagram.
Next, I started a three-poster series for the all-ages champ, the Vera Project. Vera is a wonderful all-ages venue and community space that helps youth get involved in music and hosts local bands, national touring bands, and other performers. The first poster in the series has four versions of "VERA IS ____" with rotating descriptors.
Using elements of the Happy Animals Print, I created a softcover journal with over 160 blank pages and three not-so-blank pages. It's perfect for on the go journaling or sketching. Grab one at Porchlight or online at Close By.
The Showbox is a long-running venue in Seattle that holds a special place in most Seattleites' hearts. It's currently facing redevelopment and most everyone in town has voiced a strong disapproval. My contribution towards saving the Showbox is a poster design for the folks at the venue, depicting their very prominent signage.
I'm not much of a painter, but to help with some last-minute decorating, I painted some tabletops for the VIP area of the music festival Bumbershoot. Colorful raindrops for all the important folks.
As always, here are some of my favorite photos from the month of September.