BootieLA, Echoplex

Echo Park Rising 2012 was an amazing experience.  I enjoyed performances and art at Stories Books and Cafe, Taix (pronounced Tex), iam8bit, Sancho, Lot1, Rafa’s Lounge and Art Gallery, the sidewalk, and then finally the Echoplex for BootieLA.  BootieLA is a mashup dance party that features the amazing on stage choreography of RAID (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance) as well as a number of talented DJs.  There are also lights.  Lots of lights.

More art from EP Rising to come!

People dance under the lights.
Lights dance over the people.

My text for this image could serve as an example of prepositional phrases.  Hmm I think there’s a book idea in there.


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  1. Is this interesting or just a list of people, places and things? How does Jim Mahfood make it work? I suppose he does use way more pictures…

  2. Thanks for the explanation, wasn’t familiar with the event. Love the piece, your use of color really creates that pulling you in vortex feeling. Would you ever want to integrate the typography with the image? Just curious since I’m a graphic designer.

  3. Hi Erica! Thanks for visiting! What do you mean by integrate typography with the image? I’m definitely interested is your point of view!

  4. Well, there’s so much energy and movement in your work and the text part is also a nice part of it, so I thought maybe you could integrate the two. Maybe you could follow along contours, adding the text with your own handwriting or something more organic. You could also maybe try breaking up the sentences and move them away from each other, which would be cool with this one because they are kind of interchangeable thoughts. Hmm, the other thing that might be cool is to outline the type in the same way you do the rest of the illustration, enlarge it and overlay it somewhere? That’s just what I was thinking about, they would begin to feel more like posters. But I really love them all!

  5. I really appreciate this feedback! My roommates had similar feedback about how the text could be integrated into my art in a more intentional and creative way. It’s taken me a bit to realize that captions and comic book conventions are malleable. I think this trope is actually what I needed!

  6. I agree. It’s taken it to another level I think, it feels complete. You could get that stuff on if you wanted to!

  7. Hi! First of all, thanks for following my blog! Question, have you ever thought about embroidering your work?

  8. I haven’t thought of embroidery, though I do appreciate the art. Do you have some ideas?!

  9. Words dance at the top of the picture.

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