At the Small Press Book Fair last month, I met my long lost creative twin! Her name is Shelly Bronson and Letterpress is her game, developed a year ago, Shelly is the owner and creative mind behind French Press, a lovely fine letterpressed papergoods studio based here in Buffalo. She sent me a few recent projects to share with you, check these out!
My girl Shelly and myself have also be asked to speak at Buffalo's 4th Edition of Pecha-Kucha Night on May 8th.
For those that don't know what Pecha-kucha is, you definately have to check out it's interesting history. The actual event was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture). It was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. (Admittedly, it was also a way to get more people to visit SuperDeluxe - their then newly opened multimedia event space in Tokyo). Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global phenomanon for creative communities world wide. So you can probubly understand what kind of an honor it is for me to be chosen with just a handful of other creative genius', literally..the list for session 4 is pretty esteemed!
So even though this puts another bump in my FB launch plans, i know it will be so exciting to be apart of. So if your in or around Buffalo and you would like to see me have an anxiety attack in stage in front of 200 people, then come on down on May 8h to the newly reconstructed and georgeous, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Ani DiFranco's Church on Delaware.