Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The monsters take on two cities at once...
This past weekend Cutesy but not Cutesy traveled with the monsters to two cities at once! Yes, you read that right. We had an awesome time setting up at Art for the Cash Poor in Philly on Saturday and then with the trust of the monsters and the show in our good friend Brian's hands, we headed off down to Washington D.C. to meet up with the fellas over at Fuzzy Ink with whom we would be sharing a booth at Capital Pride on Sunday.
Upon arriving to the DC area we had the opportunity to finally meet the brains and brawn behind the T-shirt company Sharp Shirter, Dan Lachman, a good friend of Fuzzy Ink's, who was kind enough to provide us with a place to stay. Not only that, we also finally met the amazing Alvaro Arteaga an incredible graphic artist and illustrator from Chile who is currently staying with the guys over at Fuzzy Ink.
Here is John Paul of Fuzzy Ink, myself, and Alvaro Arteaga before all the crowds infiltrated our booth...
It's the first time Fuzzy Ink and Cutesy but not Cutesy had ever shared a booth though we've done shows with our booths next to one another. It's not really surprising that t-shirts with mustaches and monsters with absurd horns really mesh well, not to mention the fact that they really do attract a lot of attention! We seem to have a lot of similar creative ideas and aesthetics (and a shared love for monsters and mustaches) so seeing our work together in one booth was a lot of fun to say the least.
The event itself was huge and attracted an incredibly large crowd. The heat was rather oppressive but when the sky opened up and poured buckets of rain on everyone it actually felt kind of nice... the monsters got a little wet, themselves, but I think they secretly may have enjoyed it, too!
We met a lot of really amazing customers and the energy of the crowd was very uplifting. One of our favorite customers couldn't get enough of the monsters OR the mustaches...
And after a long busy day John, Alvaro, and myself met up with the infamous Jon Wye, whom I also met for the first time, and we sat down for a relaxing dinner filled with a little business conversation and some much needed laughter.
Yet another amazing weekend for Cutesy but not Cutesy thanks to all of the wonderful people we've met along the way! Thanks Philly and DC!