Time flies when you're working hard! There have been a lot of changes to my life and work in the last 6 months, including a studio move, an apartment move, and plenty more sign painting opportunities. The biggest is that I've been able to quit my day job to focus solely on my own clients! Here are a few other highlights:
I had a couple other opportunities to work with La Colombe coffee—they're a great company and I'm proud to have them on my client list. This fall I repainted their fascia signs at their West Loop location and painted a new sign for their new roastery in Logan Square. Working outside also means getting to meet great people randomly, including Richard Loos, who shot this video.
Pappas Restaurants has also kept me busy, with several trips to locations in Houston and Birmingham, AL, with Stephen Reynolds. These projects are ongoing and a great opportunity to hone my craft, and it is still an honor and a great opportunity to get to work with the inimitable Mr. Reynolds!
This summer I did some work for The Promontory in Hyde Park.
Last month I finished this series of two double-sided panels as a show piece. They are enamel on 18x24" aluminum sign blanks, and they are for sale. Contact me for prices.
I also got to meet the great Bob Behounek! This man has been painting signs in the greater Chicago area for years and was featured in the Sign Painters book and movie from Faythe Levine and Sam Macon. His brush lettering ability is unmatched, and he also started the Chicago Bushmasters, a charitable group that gets together frequently to paint and sell their pieces. Proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House. What a guy.
And finally, I was interviewed for f News Magazine, a student publication of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, for an article on sign painting.
There's a lot more, but I'll save it for later. If you don't already, follow me on Instagram for (much more frequent) updates. And there's more in the works!