Some beautiful typography and signage from Sideshow Sign Co..
[cries but also keeps eyeliner intact]
Nashville based design studio Perky Bros, identity and packaging work for No. Six Depot.
No. Six Depot is a family owned, small-batch coffee roaster and café nested in the beautiful Berkshires. Located in a historic train station on 6 Depot St, they serve teas, salts and coffee from small farms and roast on location.
Dan Smith by Wolf James
Calgary show right there ^^^. It was stunning. Biggest surprise of the night was how powerful Dan’s voice was. I knew he could sing but damn. That and when this happened. I was aware that was a possibility but it caught me off guard because of where we were situated in the crowd. It was a great treat for a fan who’s watched them grow in popularity and been waiting oh-so patiently for them to tour over here. The few televised performances we’d seen in the past really had nothing on what we witnessed.
Overall, for a small [sold-out] show that basically cost me $27 (plus beer money) I was very impressed. Everything sounded spot-on for the venue (a place I’m not fond of for a variety of reasons, but they worked well with what they had). I’m not a massive music follower these days but do have pretty strong convictions as to which artists I like and don’t like, and have no issue being critical of those who fall on either side… However, I can honestly say I can’t wait to see these guys again, particularly as their sound progresses.
My rating: Yes. Nicely done, boys. “Yes” out of 10. You figure it out.
PS My cousin-in-law was also working the door at the beer garden so we could get in and out for drinks pretty smoothly. That’s a bonus for these university events, even if I do feel old as —!
Afterthought: Interestingly, the Edmonton Journal described their performance as “soulful vocals, warm synths, and skittering percussion,” - a statement which resonates quite nicely in relation much of my musical exploration [at its surface] over the past decade or so (…NJS anyone?). How very delightful.
For, er, following this blog! There have been several new followers over the past few days and it’s been a while since I’ve seen activity like that.
I’m hoping to reach 1,000 very soon (I’m so, so close right now) and that’s pretty exciting. Maybe I’ll do a print give-away or something when I hit that number (that’s if anyone actually wants anything like that…) It’s been forever since I updated my work online, so that may encourage me to do something productive for my portfolio too.
Anyway, thank you!
Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.(via bl-ossomed)