I have been dutifully keeping an juicy secret for months (which has now been released to the public): highly esteemed Dear Sugar from The Rumpus has revealed her identity as none other than Portland-based author Cheryl Strayed! The party is in celebration of her new memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
I designed & illustrated the poster, overseen by a team of some really great people: Rachel Syme (the host), Amanda Bullock (Housing Works Events), Knopf (publisher), and Cheryl Strayed herself! Tickets to this event also include my printed poster, along with some other awesome goodies.
“All tickets include a commemorative poster by illustrator Andrea Sparacio, and entry into a raffle to win prizes like copies of WILD, “Write Like a Motherf—ker” Sugar swag, and a chance to win a one-on-one advice session with Sugar herself. We will also have a “Dear Sugar” box on site, where you can drop your secret questions and inspire one of Sugar’s future columns.”
What goes into making a poster design? Personally, I love seeing work-in-progress photos, so I thought I would share my own. I am in the middle of rearranging the furniture; below is my little Brooklyn home art studio #2 (see my first set-up here). But already as I type this, I have since moved into studio #3, with the most surface space & natural light I’ve ever had to date. Sometimes a little bit of rethinking (and furniture shifting) are all that’s necessary to get the most out of what you already have. I’m so in love with my new art space; updated photos definitely to follow!
Here is the final illustration without any text added, which Housing Works has chosen for t-shirt & cloth bag designs for more giveaways. It’s going to be such a fun night; I can’t wait!! Hope to see you all there, xo Andrea (artsparrow).illustration, photography & design © 2012 Andrea Sparacio (artsparrow); for more info on the event, please visit Housing Works Events