Posted by Don Clark | Filed under Design, Environments, Illustration, New Work, Posters, Speaking, Toys
We had the great privilege and honor of speaking at LEGO‘s internal Design Camp last week – a day away from the office for the creative team in beautiful Enfield, Connecticut. Scott Decoteau, along with the talented and generous crew at LEGO, were gracious hosts during our time in New England. Highlights of the trip included the LEGO HQ tour (wow), dangerously delicious indian food, bowling and sharing sentimental stories about the infamous drawstring denim LEGO bag.
To commemorate our talk, we decided to make some things. One of them being a poster of us creating our new mark out of 4,236 bricks – flown in from all over the world. After 2 hot days, 1 broken mallet (don’t ask), 6 iced coffees and 3 blisters, the mosaic came to life. Extra special thanks to LEGO for supplying the baseplates.
Unfortunately these posters and prints are not for sale, but who knows – we may throw some in future IC poster orders …
Posted by Don Clark | Filed under Design, Illustration, Speaking
Well, The Spit Swap has come and gone. The 2-night stint with yours truly in Portland and Mr. Draplin laying it down in Seattle was one for the record books. Portland, I can’t thank you enough for cruising out to The Ace to watch me sweat it out up there as I attempted to tell our scattered story. It was a fun night of sharing great conversations with real folks. I had a blast. And Portland – your art, design and illustration community is one to be envied. Hats off to you nice people …
Massive high-fives to Eric Hillerns for the hospitality and for dreaming this baby up. Seriously. Aaron Draplin (and family!) for the obvious reasons. The man has talent in about a zillion areas, including the English language. But you guys knew that.
And of course The Ace Hotel, Lloyd Winter, Duane King, 52 Limited, Always With Honor, Portland AIGA, Fort Port … the list goes on. Thanks to everyone who helped out, brought beer, food, tweeted, you name it. THANK YOU!
A few rad shots of the night, courtesy of long-time broseph Mr. Arges:
We stopped by the mighty W+K to visit one helluva guy Lloyd Winter and to apparently have our socks knocked off by the sheer awesomeness in that building. Wow.
“Yup, that’s a bear”
Before the gig started, we stopped by Instrument’s new spot to see our buds and visit the infamous teepees. Incredible space. Incredible talent.
J.D. and Vince giving us the tour …
“Is this thing on?”
We meet at last …
Tyler and Elsa from Always With Honor with a touching and funny introduction … thanks again, guys.
Zac strong-arming folks into buying paper and sticky things …
“It’s just a theory” … Duane, Josh and a few others hear me out regarding my thoughts on relativity.
Anyways, it was a rad night. Thanks again, Portland.
Posted by Don Clark | Filed under Design, Illustration, New Work, Posters, Speaking
We’ll have 100 of these 3-color silk-screened posters for sale at our Spit Swap gig this Wednesday. Printed by the fine folks at Seizure Palace right there in PDX. Oh, and we’ve seen Draplin’s poster. Get ready, Washingtonians.
Posted by Don Clark | Filed under Design, Illustration, New Stuff, Seattle, Speaking
It’s 100% official and tickets are now available. Draplin and I will be riding the rails and corrupting each other’s respective cities October 19th & 20th.
Posted by Don Clark | Filed under New Stuff, Seattle, Speaking
Something awesome is unraveling. IC vs. DDC. Portland and Seattle. October 19th and 20th.
Posted by Don Clark | Filed under Just Plain Bad Ass, Speaking
Our buddy Josh surprised us with a nice little gift last Saturday in San Diego. Killer engraving by Garrett Patz.
Posted by Don Clark | Filed under Design, Illustration, Music, Posters, Speaking
Last year, our buddy Josh Higgins asked if we’d cruise down to his city sometime to tell our story and flash some .jpg’s on a big screen. We happily agreed, so here we are. We’re excited to bring our dog and pony show to the beautiful city of San Diego on April 2nd. We’ll be speaking at the legendary Casbah club, but what we’re most excited about is The Black Heart Procession will be joining us to shut down the evening. Oh, and a little bonus for you early birds: The first 200 folks through the door get an 18″ x 24″ silk-screened poster, namely the one you see above. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 day of show and you can purchase them here.