Saturday, June 6, 2009

Lady Antlers

This is Allen (the one on the left).
He is, among other things, a cyclist, James's younger brother,
kind of a nerd, my good pal, and an artist.

A piece of his, Female Antlers, was accepted into the
2009 Annual Student Competition at the Society of Illustrators.

On Thursday last, James and I went uptown
to pay Allen's piece a visit.

The work presented was created by "top level college students".

That's you Allen, top level.

We approach

We get closer

And we see it

James is pretty happy

gangbusters, Allen.

There were lots of other really great pieces.
Or, rather, doodles, as I like to call them.

This one is for Andy

And this is my favorite (after Allen's, of course).
It's called Monster Yearbook and I want to own it.

The show ends on Monday,
and we are in charge of picking up his piece.
It will then be held hostage until Allen shows up in New York
bearing a bag of chocolate covered cinnamon bears
and a good attitude.

**wanna see more of allen's work?
hit up his blog and demand he update his etsy shop,
and you can have a Female Antlers of your very own.


  1. Really cool. I've been playing with the idea of purchasing one of his prints for a while. Guess I should do it before he's out of my price range, eh?

  2. Sweet. I love the fact that when I was looking at the poster 'for' Andy, I was reading the caption for Monster Yearbook. He he he...I was all giggly (and a bit confused) until I saw the CORRECT picture of Monster Yearbook and then I felt dumb.

    Congrats Allen!

  3. Awesome Allen. I knew there was a reason I liked you, but I could never quite put my finger on it. There it is.
    Well done.

  4. I would hold my grandma hostage for a bag of chocolate covered cinnamon bears.

  5. I'm doing a pretty spot on impression of Allen's poster. I should do that professionally. Imitate art. As my life imitates art, hmm?

  6. The monster yearbook I concur is awesome. Sweet post Val.

  7. Bonnie, I agree, buy now, before he gets too sure of himself.

    Linds, yeah, I looked back, I can see how there are multiple interpretations of the pictures and captions.

    Annie, I'm still trying to put my finger on why I like him. It just doesn't seem to make any sense.

    Rachel, I've held your grandma hostage for a bag of chocolate covered cinnamon bears. She was a good sport about it, though.

    James, ugh, I don't even want to start down that "your life as art" road. Got it?

    Craigers, I know, I love it. And thanks for the comment, sweetums.