You may have also noticed a conspicuous lack of business-y articles on here lately — but NOT because I haven’t been writing them. On the contrary, I have been working super hard on some of my best articles ever, as the newest Biz Lady contributor to design*sponge! My first Biz Lady article, all about accepting credit cards, runs Tuesday (2/16). Another big article all about pricing will run the week of the 22nd. I’m honored to join the team. The Biz Ladies put together some of the clearest and most thorough small business articles on the web. If you haven’t visited the Biz Ladies yet, make sure to check it out.
Also happening tomorrow is the New People Artist’s Village in San Francisco’s Japantown. If you love Japanese pop culture (or have a Valentine who does), you’ll love this event. I’ll be there peddling some of my latest designs along with ten other super talented artists and one VERY delicious cupcake baker. This show is a collaboration between New People and Bazaar Bizarre SF, so you know it will be good. New People is at 1746 Post St. The show runs from 12-8pm.
And finally, I’m excited to announce that Gryphon the Yoka is just about ready to begin his journey with the DKE touring exhibition! His first stop will be at the Black Maria Gallery in Los Angeles. To see the show containing literally hundreds of customized Yoka toys, visit the exhibition from February 18th-23rd. The opening reception is Thursday, February 18, 7:00 - 10:30pm. Black Maria is located at 3137 Glendale Blvd. (in Glendale, obvs.). If you haven’t been there before, Black Maria is a really great gallery. The space is perfect for these kinds of shows and they carry other designer toys (including Sweet Meats!) at the gallery shop next door.
I think Gryph is pretty neat. His legs, “arms” and head all move in their sockets and his wings are totally bendable. That means you can shape him into literally millions of different poses!
If you want to make Gryphon your own, he will be available for purchase at the show. You will receive him when the exhibition finishes touring this spring.