Driving through Georgia right now (Tycho show tonight w/ Little Dragon at Masquerade, Atlanta) and came across these vintage racing logos on Sarcoptiform’s flickr. Makes me wonder what it must have been like to sit back with a Coors wearing a Deliverance-era-Burt-Reynolds-neoprene-vest / life-preserver at a drag strip in the 1970’s south. I feel like somehow Aaron Draplin has lived out that exact same scenario via some sort of swap-meet wormhole time warp. I also have to believe he has all of these decals somewhere in his vast collection of great American ephemera.
Decals via the always great Sarcoptiform
The Spacetime Collection is a set of whimsy outer outer space-themed wall decals co-curated by Kitsune Noir and Poketo. They enlisted a talented group of artists to design the collection; Mike Perry, Cody Hudson, Damien Correll, and Andy Miller. Each set is different, but the idea is to combine them to make any kind of wall galaxy that you want.
I spent my morning pasting up the decals and my galaxy is displayed above. This was extremely fun; just pasting things every which way and creating something wacky on the spot. Compared to my normal, highly regimented routine on the computer, this was a refreshing change of pace. I find that I do less and less work “offline” so to speak, and it’s great to spend some time creating without a mouse and keyboard (or design brief and deadline for that matter). My roommates were surprised to find our whiteboard transformed into a very unusual (and exciting) combination of space diagrams and whimisical illustrations. ‘Wonderfully weird’ we determined.
Information regarding the project can be found over at Kitsune Noir or the Poketo website.