Book Release

Book Release & Workshop with Mary Kate McDevitt

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We are so happy to welcome the talented Miss Mary Kate McDevitt back to Portland to celebrate the release of her new book, “Hand Lettering Ledger— A Practical Guide to Creating, Serif, Script, Illustrative, and Other Totally Original Hand-Drawn Styles”.

We hope you will join us for a night of inspiration and lettering workshop with Mary Kate as we learn a little bit about her process to create and get a chance to play with type through lessons directly from the book.

When: Saturday Night, April 26th, 2014

Time: 6pm-9pm

Door’s open at 5:00pm and workshop will begin promptly at 6:00pm

Where:Tillamook Station 665 N. Tillamook Street, PDX 97227

Cost: $25 Each attendee will receive a copy of the book.

Registration is NOW OPEN, as always space is limited. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pen’s!

Book Release and Workshop with Mary Kate McDevitt
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Find Your Inspiration

"This hands-on workbook is the ultimate tool for designers and creatives looking to tap into the trend of hand-drawn typography. Master letterer Mary Kate McDevitt lends her expertise with tips (which pens to try, what styles are best for which applications), technical guidance (typographical terminology, stroke order), and tons of style examples to emulate from swooping scripts to distinctive drop caps. Dozens of practice sheets offer aspiring letterers plenty of space to learn and master a range of type treatments and flourishes."

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Mary Kate McDevitt is an illustrator and graphic designer known for her text-based prints and Mini Goal Chalkboard designs. Her work has been praised by SwissMiss, Print, Poppytalk, Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, and more. Mary Kate lives in Brooklyn, NY.     

Hope to see you there!

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When: Saturday Night, April 26th, 2014

Time: 6pm-9pm

Door’s open at 5:00pm and workshop will begin promptly at 6:00pm

Where:Tillamook Station 665 N. Tillamook Street, PDX 97227

Cost: $25 Each attendee will receive a copy of the book.

Registration is NOW OPEN, as always space is limited. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pen’s!

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Book Release with Best Selling Author Austin Kleon

WeMake is proud to host author Austin Kleon on his lone Oregon stop for his new book, Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. 

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist (Workman, 2012) is a manifesto for creativity in the digital age; Show Your Work!(Workman, 2014) is a guide to sharing creativity and getting discovered; and Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.

We hope you will join us for a night of inspiration and discovery as we get personal with Austin and learn about the process he uses to create.

Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Show Your Work! and have an opportunity to discuss process and draw with him.

Date of the event: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Check-in begins at 6:00pm.
Doors close at 6:45pm.
Place:Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook Street, PDX 97227
Cost: $15

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Space is limited. Be sure to register early!

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Austin’s work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street JournalNew York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.”

He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW (a recent keynote speaker), TEDx, and The Economist.

In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter.

“Some people are natural self-promoters. For others, it’s painfully difficult to put their work out there. In this creatively designed pocket-sized book, Kleon offers the latter group effective strategies that allow them to share their work without leaving their comfort zone… . Sassy and spot-on.” —Publishers Weekly

“Like Steal, Show is timeless; readers can return to it repeatedly throughout life and still glean useful ideas and tips. It’s a mistake to think this is aimed at young, artsy people, because anyone starting out (or starting over) … will find upbeat encouragement here.” —Library Journal

“Austin Kleon is one of the brightest new minds on the creative landscape. And Show Your Work! demonstrates why. With simple yet profound insights, and an array of his amazing images, he casts aside old stereotypes of the creative life and tells what it’s really like.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

Please join us for a night of inspiration and discovery as we get personal with Austin and learn about the process he uses to create.

Date of the event: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Check-in begins at 6:00pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Place:Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook Street, PDX 97227

Cost: $15

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Space is limited. Be sure to register early!

RSVP on Eventbrite