Friday, July 17, 2009

Art Spiegelman at the MOCAD

I just had the distinct honor of seeing acclaimed cartoonist/ story teller/ graphic artist Art Spiegelman lecture at the MOCAD. He talked about the history and future of comics as well as showing off some of his impressive works. One very poignant part that stuck with me was how influential MAD magazine was to him. It's a sad reminder to think of where print publications have come (MAD is now produced quarterly as opposed to its high of nine issues a year), but then knowing that a book like Maus can still be groundbreaking and award winning gives us hope that print is not about to fade away just yet. I was lucky enough to get a signed and sketched copy of it for my library and will treasure it and its author's genius.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Majestic Cafe renderings

It's not exactly every day I get a call to do an interior design project, but just recently I was asked to be a part of the re-design of Detroit's historic Majestic Cafe. It had been a long long time since I've done anything so architectural and so accurate, but it was fun envisioning the space, the new furniture, fixtures and trappings.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

HIBM Awareness

A few months ago I was asked to stand up in some very close friends' upcoming wedding. One of them has HIBM (Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy), which is a progressive muscular disease which can lead to total disability within 10-15 years. They, along with many others have worked non-stop to raise awareness through their HIBM website. They're hoping to raise some money to cure this dreaded disease. Please take a few moments of your day, look at their website and even in this tight economy, go to their link and pledge a dollar to help meet their $1 million dollar goal.