Yay! Design Week is rapidily approaching and we are bringing three amazing events to celebrate!
sketchXchange with Jordan Metcalf,
moderated by Luke Choice
South African (newly relocated to Portland) designer and illustrator Jordan Metcalf explains his creative process and shares the magic of his imagination during this inspiring talk. His breathtaking typography and lettering has appeared on the covers of National Geographic and Oprah Magazine and in The New York Times Magazine, plus on walls, editorial pages, packaging, book covers and apparel for Nike and Reebok. Jordan’s consistent mastery of emoting type is pushing boundaries in the design world, and this is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from Jordan himself.
We also welcome 3D designer Luke Choice as the moderator for the event. Luke is better known as Velvet Spectrum, and is an Australian graphic artist who specializes in typography and 3D illustration. Beginning his career designing for the music industry, Luke has now formed the base of his portfolio with a strong focus on dynamic color and composition.
Door open at 6 pm. The talk starts at 7 pm.
The first 100 people at the event will receive an exclusive 9" x 9" print designed by Jordan exclusively for DWP, and all proceeds benefit arts education in Portland.
Lettering Workshop with Jessica Hische
On Wednesday, April 18, lettering super star Jessica Hische (co-founder of Title Case in San Fransisco) will lead a 3-hour lettering workshop, guaranteed to inspire and leave you in awe. The class will work through a conceptual lettering project from starting idea to finished sketch, with plenty of tips, tricks, and helpful criticism along the way. If you can’t place her name, you already know her work: the USPS Love stamp, Mail Chimp’s logo and her title design for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. You won’t ever be the same.
26— A Lettering Show
Join 26 international, national, and local typographers and letterers as they display their exclusive 9x9 prints, created using only three colors — black, metallic gold, and WeMake orange. Each of the artist’s 40 limited-edition prints showcases a letter, word, or phrase, and will be available for purchase. Some of the letterers participating include Gemma O’Brien, Tobias Hall, Erik Marinovich, Maia Then, Nick Misani, Mary Kate McDermott, Masgrimes and Zach Yarrington. You’ll only be able to purchase these prints at this once-in-a-lifetime show, and 100% of the proceeds go towards funding arts education in Portland.
26—A Lettering Show
Joseph Alessio, San Francisco
Craig Black, UK
Pies Brand, Portland
Thomas Bradley, Portland
Colt Bowden, McMinnville
Mark Caneso, Austin
Anna Drivis, Sweden
Martina Flor, Berlin
Tobias Hall, UK
Josh Higgins, San Francisco
Jessica Hische, San Francisco
Dani Loureiro, Portland
Shauna Lynn, Orlando
Erik Marinovich, San Francisco
Mary Kate McDevitt, Philadelphia
Hope Meng, San Francisco
Jordan Metcalf, Portland
Nick Misani, New York City
Gemma O’Brien, Australia
Pascal "KKADE" Flühmann, Switzerland
Brett Stenson, Portland
Maia Then, British Columbia
Brian Patrick Todd, Louisville
Travis Wheeler, Portland
Zach Yarrington, Portland
The show is free and prints will be on sale $20 each, with 100% of the proceeds going towards arts education.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase, too.
Learn to Burn, A Woodburning Workshop with Make & Mary & Electric Lettuce
Although this is technically not a WeMake hosted event, it is happening in our headquarters at Tillamook Station. Find out more at Make & Mary