South Whidbey rallies once again for one of it’s own. Community at its best. Rock on, y’alls.
New Faces are tearing it up these days. Seattle’s hottest indie teen rockers, I say. See them live. Be infected with their groove. Buy their debut album “Two Years”, from Loveless Records.
The Raggedy Anns list Django Reinhardt, Dr. Seuss and the Kinks as influences. They are a mash-up of fun folky swing pop rock. Yep. We are stoked to have them come to Whidbey.
Catch these bands on KEXP.
Peace out, D.
Typeface: Ironmonger Inlaid & Extended
Poster: ©2008 Denis Zimmermann, Zimmermann Studio
Enjoy a peaceful moment in the beautiful garden setting while daydreaming to the sounds of local and guest artists. Now, through the month of September.
Typeface: AG Book Stencil
Design & Illustration :: Denis Zimmermann
©2008 Zimmermann Studio
Take, for example, Deer City, aka Jeffery Stillwell of Issaquah – only 16 and already turning out some truly polished songs with lyrics beyond his years and melodies that stick like gum.
The young ladies of The Nextdoor Neighbors return to Whidbey, bringing their infectious brand of blip pop and grooves back to the island from hometown Olympia. Two keyboards = double the fun. Jealous?
And let us not forget to mention the hipsters at Project PAL who are working tirelessly and joyfully to bring us the coolest music and art events around. Big props to these big thinkers.
typeface: Glaser Stencil
©2008 Denis Zimmermann :: zimmermannstudio
Living Green Natural Food & Apothecary (Whidbey Island, WA) and Project PAL are happy to present a special night of music with Olympia’s own THE NEXTDOOR NEIGHBORS. We are lucky to have them visit us on Whidbey, as they are hot off of runner’s-up honors at this year’s Sound-Off!,the Pacific Northwest’s largest under-age battle of the bands. These two girls make infectious electro-folk-hop. Playing with them are Whidbey’s own creative geniuses Eric and Gabe, playing together as ERABE.
Designer’s Comment: The headline type is Oakland Six, one of Emigré‘s first typefaces (1985,) designed by renowned type designer Zuzana Licko. It has since been re-named and re-packaged as Lo-Res. Kickin’ it old skool.
typefaces: oakland six, emigre; cortez, elsner & flake.
©2008 Zimmermann Studio / Denis Zimmermann
Living Green Natural Food and Apothecary is a special little health food store and cafe in the cozy town of Langley, Washington, on beautiful Whidbey Island. Their annual Holiday Bizarre is part craft fair, part food bazaar, with a quirky inventory of one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers and goodies to keep you feeling good. This year’s poster features a self-amused reindeer against golden, translucent woven vellum.
©2007 Denis Zimmermann
There is a fear that grips a so-called creative mind. It lurks behind a blank page, waiting to pounce while the clock ticks tock and the fog sets in. Have you heard that action always leads to inspiration but seldom the other way? So I trust in a feeling and let love take over. This time, the result is a snail on a hand with denim, stained glass and steno blue.
The Wee Beasties fuse two bodies into one song, Jason on guitar and Jared singing. Performance is in their soul, and they’re coming to a café near you. This show goes down at Living Green in Langley.
Right away, I saw this poster as an opportunity to explore the swirls and curls of super-typeface Affair, to temper the audacious band name with humor and still not pull any punches. I enhanced legibility (seriously) by accentuating the core of the letterforms in red.
And if there is ever a chance to draw a guitar, I will do it.
Presented by the dedicated humans at SoundCitizens.Org, with special thanks to Curtis Leonard for his passion and effort. Naturally, design by Zimmermann Studio. Peace.
So, please enjoy this poster which I recently completed for the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, the premier Pacific Northwest rare book event.
More personally, my latest read -> The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, by Alan Watts. Highly recommend. A presentation of profound Eastern perspectives interpreted brilliantly for the Western mind. For getting on with the business of enjoying life, y’all.