Another packed weekend in San Francisco

I haven’t gotten much work done on personal projects lately, but Christine and I had another packed weekend in San Francisco that I thought was worth sharing. (for anyone reading this via RSS, you might be missing the embedded videos)

Church of 8 Wheels:

We rolled into the weekend with a night of skating at the Church Of 8 Wheels on Fillmore St. We’ve been to several of their other skate nights at CellSpace and the Women’s Building, but this was our first time at this newer location. It’s the perfect place to skate. Great floors, surprisingly big, and deliciously sacrilegious. Sacrilicious?

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WesBurger activity sheets designed by Jeremy Fish

Update: I just found out that I won the placemat coloring contest. I didn’t even know it was a contest 🙂 So I guess my placemat (and others?) will be hanging on display at WesBurger for a bit.

I’m a big fan of WesBurger N’ More, the fantastic burger shop near Mission and 19th st in San Francisco. The place has a great look to it and the burgers are terrific. On our last visit, I was stoked discover a stack of activity sheets that were custom designed by Jeremy Fish, one of my favorite local artists.

I grabbed a sheet and some crayons and did some coloring before our burgers arrived. I had so much fun that I took the sheet home and added some cheap watercolors to it. These are the results:

WesBurger activity sheet by Jeremy Fish

Wes Burger's activity page

 

Recycled pocket books, The Heckadeck, and more from More Lies Publishing

I had a chance to meet up with Travis Nichols, a local artist and game designer, and chat about some of his newest projects. Travis’s Heckadeck is a crazy new twist on a deck of cards, with extra suits and cards added to inspire new games or creative versions of existing games. His newest project is a series of pocket books created with mismatched recycled papers. The hardest part of starting a new sketch book for me is being intimidated by a bunch of clean white pages. I often feel like I’m about to ruin something. That’s why I love using sketch books that already have images or marks in them.

Watch my interview with Travis about the Heckadeck and More Lies Pocket Books:

Heckadeck

 

Fun events in SF this week

There’s always awesome stuff happening, but I wanted to give a quick heads up about a few nerdy outings happening this week in SF. If I missed anything, leave it in the comments below. Thanks!

DorkbotSF #93
Dorkbots are always great events and very inspiring to attend. Tonight’s event includes a talk about LIGHTRAIL, a two mile long piece of public art by one of the creators of the Bay Bridge light project. Space is limited to 60 people, so get there early. You can bring food with you from The Hall downstairs.
April 19th from 7pm-10pm
1028 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
FREE

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