My buddy Greg Cohen recently published this video from his candy shop, Lofty Pursuits, in Tallahassee, Florida. This video shows a montage of melting candy mixed with one or two of my own chiptune songs. The results are oddly satisfying.
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:
Chirps Chips touts eating bugs as a sustainable alternative to meat. To promote their brand, they put together an event called The World’s Largest Nachos and invited bug-eating enthusiasts to partake. They also had a bug petting zoo, which was easily the highlight of our day. The zoo was filled with hissing cockroaches, stink beetles, scarabs, and other bugs that you could handle and interact with. It was awesome!
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!
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
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