This was bound to happen at some time. The Chew and I (TGL) ended up doing a collaborative zine. Some of the text is from The Great Gatsby, some is from me, but all the word art is courtesy of The Chew. The photos are from both of us. The actual zines have hand done covers, paper and vellum pages and every single corner was painstakingly rounded. It doesn't translate perfectly to Issuu, but it's better than nothing:
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I have plans for a more comprehensive D&C zine in the coming months. Follow The Chew on it's Tumblr.
I've wanted more than anything in these past few weeks, months even, to be working on gratifying, self-directed projects. The balance of life just doesn't allow it at the moment. However, I've got to revel in the efforts of others occasionally. What follows is "A split zine [between The Chew (whose real name I'll use on here one of these days just to bum him out) and Matt Finner, of Blank Stare Hardcore. Printed for Not Dead Yet 2011 in Toronto."
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My friend's pants totally ripped out at the crotch (picture no fabric touching from all four pieces that meet in the middle) and I love repairing jeans (or anything really) so I took them home and put in work bringing them back to life.
Shout outs to Kyle Cucco (and Josh Healey) for reminding me that I have this, here is a few of the projects I've been working on in the past couple months. I made this coat rack out of salvaged board and insulators for my friends as a wedding present:
and here it is in use in their apartment:
Here are a couple items modeled off of things which I liked but don't have the funds/patience for, a key-hook (made out of a part of a belt buckle) and a triangle change wallet (made out of leather that was going to get tossed at work). (Lighter shown for size comparison):
One of the major presents I gave for Christmas was a set of 5 tea blends I made which I made from scratch essentially and sewed up bags for, one design for each of the 5 flavours with braided strings and fabric tags etc etc. I basically wanted to do the whole home made tea thing on a big scale with a lot of customization. Here is a picture of the ingredients that went into the Masala Chai blend and one of the teabag styles I did:
Not an overly serious update but still some (I hope) moderately interesting content. There are many more projects underway and more posts to come.
Nathan Enkel: D&C member, falcon thrower, avian aficianado, Planeswalker, printmaker. I've been watching his drawing change and develop for as long as I've known him. The way his style morphs over time and yet continues to carry certain trademark elements is something I find pretty neat to observe. I suppose that's true of most artists, but still, for me, observing his journey is a treat. He posted this new drawing of what he's been up to yesterday and I figured I'd share it. Click through for a link to his flickr with more of his art.
Sterling Healey (he's not really using that anymore) asked me if I was still doing this blog the other day and told me he had something to submit. It was supposed to be for a zine that he was doing that never panned out. Check out his ALL MY FRIENDS GREW UP zine (probably unlikely if you don't have one already). The piece speaks for itself. I'm posting it at the full size, scroll along and read the whole thing.
I'm stoked to have someone submit something to be posted. If you're a friend I probably consider you a part of what I conceptualize to be Destroyers & Creators and I'd love to put your work up so shoot me a message.