Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Venezia book


So, last year, after Venice, I made two books. One was my lace one, inspired by Burano, already documented here. The other was one inspired by things that I had seen around the city. It was kind of a visual journal. Thinking of gutting it, keeping the cover, and making a fresh one with more pages so it's not so flimsy. But here's the first attempt, a year old now, for documentation purposes.

And just so you guys have an idea where my inspiration comes from, here it goes, roughly in order:

Edit: That cool picture above and the ones like it? All done by Shepard Fairey and the Obey crew. Find out more at

A new book!

So yes, I'm back from Europe and all of my travels. If you want to see the pictures I took (and an extensive map of where I was), go to Honestly, I surprise even myself when I find cool stuff.

Haven't really been doing much, but here's an update. I made a book. I'm back in Baltimore. I'm hitting culture shock real bad and really missing Italy. I need to learn Italian. I'm working at the Walter's Art Museum, planning Family day programming (which is, actually, incredibly cool). I also got a job at Barnes and Noble, and it's probably because I showed them this book that I made. It's not incredibly artsy or conceptual at all, just a sketchbook. I really focused on getting my technique down and making it as perfect as possible, and I may have succeeded.