#autoside tuesday

white wall tired beauty way down on the east side during EAST 2013 | shot with iphone4S

white wall tired beauty way down on the east side during EAST 2013 | shot with iphone4S

in honor of the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) which is currently underway, i’m posting a gorgeous piece of art i encountered while taking the tour in 2013.

[in case you don’t know, EAST is…well, just what it sounds like: a self-guided tour of artists’ studios all over east austin.  a TON of studios, gallery spaces…and spaces that aren’t really studios or galleries, at all, open their doors for 2 weekends of open houses during which austin artists of all ilks show off and sell their wares.]

the event is amazing in its scope and i love visiting every year.  if you haven’t gone yet you should check it out this coming weekend.

can’t stop listening to ________

|____\         /          \               |\              |       |       /          /———-\

|_____/      /__________\           |   \          |       |/               |————\

|         \   /                        \        |     \       |       |\                 ————-/

|_____/ /                           \       |          \|       |        \           |————\

okay, so my text art is pretty wanting.  if you can’t read that, it says BANKS.  (esses are hard!)

if you’re wondering why i would attempt text art in the first place just check out her site.  the typography on her album Goddess is pretty rad.  you know what else is pretty rad?  her album Goddess.

[here’s a link to the video for brain, one of my favorite tracks]

#autoside tuesday

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classic american convertible, used in the parade of drivers in 2012’s formula 1 race at the circuit of the americas

today being veteran’s day, i thought for this #autoside tuesday i’d post a classic american car in red, white, and blue.  this beauty was used in the parade of drivers who raced in the first formula one race at austin’s circuit of the americas track, back in november of 2012.

i got to be there, photographing the race and the track for austin monthly‘s blog.  it was loud and awesome and such a feast for the eyes to have 24 classic convertibles from the 60s along the track.

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old wagon in the cherrywood neighborhood, shot with iphone4S

old wagon in the cherrywood neighborhood, shot with iphone4S

this spooky guy seemed appropriate for a post-halloween post.  i think it’s a ford falcon station wagon from the 60s.  on an overcast day, in front of a yard where the tree has dropped a lot of its leaves, it goes from cool and retro to bleak and hearse-like pretty quickly.

if it were mine, i would paint it bright shiny red and head to the nearest drive-in to take in a double-feature of awesome B-movies.