Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inspiration: San Francisco Graffiti

      There is something reenergizing about visiting the electric city of San Francisco, which is just a quick 60 minute drive from Santa Cruz. I always find myself slightly out of place amongst the massive towering buildings (I favor more natural atmospheres most of the time) yet there is a sense of creativity that pulls me towards the writhing metropolis as well. Back in high school I was my student council's publicity officer and I was constantly and continually making event posters. I think that after spending so much time learning and practicing new fonts to use on flyers I developed a genuine love for all the exaggerated graffiti in San Francisco. The way street artists' blend colors and bend lines help me see simple words and language from a whole new perspective. I took a day trip to the city a few weeks back and as expected, found myself lost in a sea of inspiring local street art:

      I find that certain cities and places can feel like "creativity hot spots." Where do you go to gather and collect inspiration?


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  1. These photos are fab! Nature is always inspiring to me--but--then again, so is art such as this! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  2. Love urban art!


  3. Like the NICO the best.

  4. I like the bright colors, and your blog a lot.
    wanna follow me?


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