Another busy one! This month brought a lot of new Porchlight merch, as well as some goodies for the 8th anniversary party. On top of all the Porchlight design projects, I made some pins and a poster for other folks. Here they are:
First off, Ben and co. at Death Cab asked me to design a poster for their acoustic show with the Decemberists to raise money for ACLU and Planned Parenthood. I came up with a little letter-writing-desk poster with some hand lettered text. Click through to see the poster details.
Porchlight Coffee & Records has been my main focus since I opened it in 2009. To celebrate the 8th anniversary, I threw a little party in the park with free pizza from Sizzle Pie, free ice cream from Molly Moon, and all sorts of other free goodies such as koozies and frisbees. I've been wanting to use the phrase "Providing Very Okay Service Since 2009" and I finally got my chance!
In addition to the anniversary designs, I also introduced some new merch into the store. This little two color, discharge ink print is of a little flamingo holding a coffee cup.
Using the same text layout as the flamingo, frisbee, and koozie, I decided to design a little pennant enamel pin for Porchlight in two different colorways.
One of my new favorites in the pin department is this Mount Rainier I made for Good + Well Supply Co. The first in a series of National Parks posters, I made a simple representation of the iconic mountain, with nature details on the backing card.
Next up was a pin for Molly Moon's Ice Cream. It's a cute little classic milk carton that the shops are selling to raise money for their non-profit that provides dairy products to food banks.
Pin number three was for one of my favorite Seattle musicians--Whitney Ballen. This pin coincides with her new album "Being Here Is Hard".
And the pins don't stop. My favorite part of these ones for The Racket, a pinball bar in Bellingham, is the backers I made. Inspired by older, simpler pinball machines, I wanted the backers to give a clear image of what the pins were advertising. Of the two pins created, I designed the pinball with text, and then helped transition their already-made logo into an enamel pin.
Last but not least are some pins I made for the women-focused co-working space that recently opened up in Seattle--The Riveter. Yes, I see the irony in being a male designing this pin for this client, but I really appreciate them asking me, as well as other neighborhood folks to create merch for the company throughout the community. This pin is based on the iconic Rosie The Riveter "We Can Do It" poster in a range of skin tones.