Mug Shot Silhouettes

I finally got around to posting these on my etsy! I didn’t want to post anything until after I sent my stuff out for the swap, but it’s all done now!

I’ve been reading about how these folks got arrested and it’s really interesting. Frank Sinatra was busted in 1938 for “carrying on with a married woman”. Elvis Presley was never actually arrested; he asked to have his mug shot taken when he visited FBI headquarters in 1970. Pretty cool huh?:) If I was going to turn this into a full fledged art project, I would do more research about their arrests. If you’re interested in the history of mug shots, this looks like a really great book. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s the most thorough book on mug shots I’ve found.

Anyway, I have a limited amount of pink gingham so if you want one and you’re not participating in the swap, I suggest haste.

Renegade Round-up

What a weekend! The Renegade craft fair went well as expected. There was lots of great talent, although I expected more vendors. I guess the $300 booth fee put off a lot of small time designers like myself.

Anyway, here’s what I found:

Hearts and Anchors: LOVE their stuff! Their booth was mobbed and I could barely get a look in. But what I did see I was very impressed with.

Upper right and bottom left – Gold Dust Studio: I bought the above cards. Great design work and their booth had something I think everyone should have had: A BARGIN BIN!!! it’s a great way to get rid of less than perfect cards or designs that didn’t work out. I actually liked some of the cards in the bin more than the ones that were on display and they were half price! 🙂

Upper left and bottom right – Pie Bird Press/Wet Foot Publications: I wish I could show you their business cards cause they are so cute. They’re cards are a little pricey, but they have some interesting designs.

Dandy Lion Press: I couldn’t find a picture of the set of cards I bought, but I definitely contemplated these shiny pocketwatch cards at the fair. Very beautifully done.

Consider it swapped

I sent out all 11 of my beautiful packages yesterday! I love how they turned out. Here’s a little photo essay to illustrate:

The whole gang. There are 9 designs in total. From the top: Steve McQueen, Sid Vicious, Tupac Shakur, Bill Gates, Middle: Johnny Cash, Bottom: Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, David Bowie. I had a couple more that are in various stages of doneness, but I thought these were the best.

The back view. I made the silhouettes by blowing up the profile shot, but I thought it would be cool to have the actual mug shot on the back and the date they were arrested.

I started collecting random postcards a while ago, a little habit I picked up from Radatrix coincidentally, so I decided to write everyone a short note thanking them for their participation.

I was trying to figure out how to wrap them so that they didn’t get destroyed in the mail. My sister came up with a neat way of wrapping them with tissue paper and twine so I enlisted her help to get them all done.

All ready to go!

For those of you who didn’t participate in the swap or didn’t get the celebrity they wanted, I will be posting these on etsy very very soon so stay tuned!

Renegade Craft Fair – SF

I’m super excited about this and it’s in less than a week! Can you believe I’ve never been to a craft fair? Me neither. This will be my first and from what I’ve heard about past Renegade fairs, it should be an awesome one to start with. If you’re interested, come to Fort Mason’s Festival Pavillion July 12 + 13 from 11-7 and bring your wallet. See you there!