forgeron studios

artsed, design, creativity

I Keep Thinking

Maybe this is the problem, I keep thinking and not updating.

Well, to be more thorough, I update and make a lot, I just don't update this place of mine (here) on the internet. It just isn't a habit - though I would like to change that.

I have a multi-faceted strategy up my sleeve, so we will have to see how it plays out.

While I keep working on that, I would love it if you take a gander at the below processes and let me know what you think.

You can also follow more of the process on instagram, too.

I hope to hear from you around the interwebs, and have a great day!

design

Welcome the newest design.

Half-Dome-t-2.jpg

That there is the newest design in the shop. Hand printed right here in California.

This summer I was fortunate to once again head back to Yosemite for my annual summer backpacking trip. While it was challenging after the winter of heavy rain we had in the Bay Area (there was a lot of inaccessible trail), I once again had glimpses of this big beautiful rock.

Half Dome never disappoints. After creating a series of small drawings inspired by Half Dome I got to thinking...what if...

So I pulled the plug, drew up (literally) a couple versions that would work on a t-shirt et voila!

They are printed on the same super soft cotton/poly blend shirts as before, and printed with completely smooth water based inks. The shirts wear well and look great (they are the same "athletic fit" we always use).

A lot have sold so far, and I'm in talks with Yosemite National Park to try and work out a deal to carry them in their gift shops. Head over to the shop and get one while they're fresh!

art, design, typography

Selling with SJ Made

This Sunday, as part of SJ Made, I will be selling my Forge Your Own t-shirts (and some other prints of my sloths and ink drawings) at the Viva Calle SJ event at Arena Green Park (340 W. St. John St.)

There will be free yoga from Live Lotus at noon, bike repair from San Jose Bicycles, live music and more. Last year tens of thousands of people participated and took advantage of several streets being blocked off to traffic so they could roam the streets with their families on bikes and boards and feet. Will you join in the festivities this year?

The shirts are designed and printed here in San Jose so it's just about as local as you can get. Get them while I still have them in stock!

Red and Charcoal shirts will be available with the "forge your own" mountain design on them.

Red and Charcoal shirts will be available with the "forge your own" mountain design on them.