Tim "The Founder" Fleming
Combining her love for Mathematics and Art, she creates the sickest looking pattern-work.
She would spend months planning for a piece, with mathematical equations and stuff like that (honestly I didn't know half of the equations she was talking about) and then she would spend hours and hours working on these intricate pieces.
This is Susan Happersett
Thankfully, a friend directed me to a video about Sophie and the print she did for the New York Subway. (Which you should watch here, it's only 4 minutes)
I'm assuming half of you didn't click on that link, because let's face it, most of us can't be bothered clicking on a video link and watching it. So this is me forcing Sophie's story down your throats.
Sophie runs a blog "Missed Connections". Missed Connections is a section in craigslist for lovestruck individuals to write to that drop dead gorgeous girl on the bus but never got the chance to talk to her because she was busy reading her book. What Sophie does is she draws these couples that write to each other in her own special way.
Yeah, now you want to watch the video don't you? Go ahead, click here.
Check out more of her work at
Victor Cartagena again, and I know what you're thinking, eccentric artist holding on to random shit, I wish it was that way to be honest, it makes a good story. But here's a decent story anyway, his studio recently got flooded and it destroyed some of his work for an upcoming exhibition. He thought it'd be funny to have a photo with an umbrella to remember this little mishap. Crazy dude.
One thing that I really look forward to when I meet new people (and eventually friends) are their stories, and these guys have the raddest, Derek claimed he was a giant dickhead that bullied everyone when he was younger but when I first met him I thought he was the second nicest guy ever. Went on to doing displays for big stores like Levi's and Diesel, touring with his band and recording for younger bands too. And that's also how he met Lauren (yes, you should have figured it out by now D is for Derek and L is for.... yes), Derek helped record Lauren's band and then all of them started jamming together. Fast forward a couple of years, they decided to start the DL skateboard project, Derek shapes and cuts the board and Lauren paints them.
You know what you should do now? Go check out their stuff at http://dl-skateboards.myshopify.com/, my personal favorite part of the entire site is the FAQ.