Last night, I had the privilege and honor to attend two events where my design work has made a difference and was appreciated. The first part of the evening was to a rehearsal dinner. Chrisitan and I worked on our dear friend Megan’s wedding invitations and programs. I designed/illustrated the Celtic knot and conceived it being letterpressed; Christian did most of the grunt work, however, from contacting the printer, to getting the custom plates made, and designing the piece. I went ahead and designed some programs for the event (which will be beautiful today; an outside wedding in the middle 70s is truly a blessing from on high) based on his type choices and aesthetic. It was a fun project for us both, and we were publicly acknowledged for the effort.
Then, it was time for me to rush downtown to legendary Sokol Auditorium for the Vago CD Release Party. The band has been ecstatic about their album design (so much so that the drummer customized his drum with the disc art). Daniel thanked me publicly while introducing Speedy’s Lament, a song I coincidentally helped name (he was looking for not-as-famous superhero sidekick names).
A great and wonderful celebration for both parties, I was happy to contribute in a small way to the culmination of their work and passions. It was a night of feeling alive, of feeling on the cusp of greatness; the electricity before a strong thunderstorm.
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