You may remember a post from a while back about my acceptance to the 7th installment of the Shadow Art Fair, in which I probably promised updates regarding product lineups and other such improbable silliness. Well, tSAF came and went. As might be assumed from a tagline like “1 day. 40 artists. 9,000 gallons of beer” it was loads of fun, as always. I displayed a few new shirts and a few new posters and made a few new dollars, not to mention a few new friends.
Folks proved excitable when confronted with the Ypsi-Ynvaders poster of our infamous water tower (above) and the Scyptsy shirt (below)
But one of the best things to come out of this summer’s Shadow Art fair was this wicked sweet video by Mike Ambs. Make sure to keep an eye out for me and Heather (0:49), the Hide-a-Turtle (1:23) and the Ynvaders poster (3:08):
(I apologize if this thing isn’t embedding properly. WordPress seems to hate Vimeo, which is a shame. But seriously, you really should follow the link to the vimeo page because this is a truly charming little recap of a great event!)
Found out last night that I’ve been accepted to this summer’s Shadow Art Fair, which makes me happy. I’ve participated in the summer installment of this fine event for the past two years and I know that they (The Michigan Design Militia, and yes, you read that correctly) like to shake things up when they can and that they’d received over 150 applications for roughly 40 spots, and so I had a feeling I was going miss the cut on this one. But hey, GIGGITTY. I’m in.
The Shadow Art Fair has many charms, but perhaps none so alluring as its venue, The Corner Brewery, which aside from being roomy enough to accommodate throngs of art vendors and enthusiasts alike, still has room for live music in its ample beer garden and, perhaps most importantly, the constant availability of quality brews. Nothing to loosen up folks pocket books and broaden their appreciation of the arts like a few (or a few too many) fine tasting fermentations.
And here, my friends, are some of the slides I sent as part of my application, outlining some of the shtuffs that shall be made and sold at The Booth of Wonders — Yes, Wonders: