nothing makes me prouder than to brag about hugh! he has been working crazy hard lately on some amazing illustrations that will soon be plastered about town. actually, one is on the cover and middle of the guardian's valentine issue out now:)
he just joined the posse and opened up an etsy shop! horray! here are a few of my faves of his silhouette style available for you:
the ferry building for valentine's day~
the sf bike coalition's winterfest~
lucinda williams... at the fillmore~
i love this poster and this singer so (and of course the artist of the poster!). this was the first illustration done in his silhouette style inspired by when we lived in oaxaca, mexico and inspired by the papel picado/cut paper there. i have a long love affair with lucinda. she played loudly on our car stereo as my friend jessie and i drove cross-country out to SF from Boston (7 years ago!) and we even named our car in tribute to one of her songs..."drunken angel" (the actual car's name was "Bobby Cee" who was a gay texan two-stepping friend we made and he was a sweet drunken angel). So then when i met hugh we traded lucinda bootleg cds... and THEN hugh did this for the fillmore and we got to see her together at the show (a definate perk of doing these posters), then she wanted to use it on her cd! later hugh got to hang out backstage with her when she came through town again. anyway, i'm a die hard fan of her achy voice and poetic lyrics and admire her strength as an artist, plus how her music has been intertwined in my life!
i feel really grateful that hugh has done rock posters for other musicians i admire and i got to tag along at the shows including Ryan Adams, Calexico, Jonathan Richman and especially the Pixie's reunion show a couple years back.
can i tell you... i am loving life lately! i have been super busy with creative projects and upcoming excitement! which i'll of course share with you when i can:)