Okay, clearly this post is way overdue. I’ve been so busy with planning wedding stuff I’ve had barely any time to blog 🙁 But finally I was able to go through my countless Color Factory images to share. Since I’m a huge fan of Oh Happy Day I found out about this instagram museum early and got tickets for the first weekend it was open. The Color Factory is a prime example of a Selfie Factory ( I say Instagram Museum). To quote a WIRED article about this 21st century phenomenon, “To visit a museum in the 21st century is not just to see art, but to document and replicate it … I was there. I came, I saw, and I selfied.” which is exactly what I did.
I ended up visiting the Color Factory on three different occasions (notice the various outfits in these photos :p). The first two times I was with friends and family, and the last time was with my creative team. It was a little overkill, not a place you’d need to visit more than once, but it was a bunch of fun every time I went. Sweet treats and delightful surprises were around every corner and I was more inspired with each room I went through.
Happy Friday Everyone! Since today is my favorite day of the week (obvi its in my blog name) going forward I’ll be sharing fun and inspiring things I find on the web every Friday. It might be makeup inspo, typography design, or even a cool event happening in SF. Today I’m sharing pieces from Hiller GoodSpeed; feel-good illustrations that mix whimsical colors and delicate lines to create something that makes me smile.
If I’m being honest I’ve been a Tarot skeptic for a long time due to my catholic upbringing. Tarot is in no way sacrilegious but due to my past misunderstandings I’ve had my oppositions. After getting my reading done the other day I’m much more open to the idea of the universe speaking through the cards and helping reveal things about myself that I have yet to come to terms with. It was a very accurate for my intention and it gave me a helpful understanding of my present situation and direction.
I had my cards read by Matthew of The Hanged Man Co who does a pop up Monday Nights at the Fig & Thistle. This was definitely a great first time experience; he gave me lots of insightful information in a cozy and chill environment. Fig & Thistle is a hidden gem in Hayes Valley and if you find yourself in the neighborhood you should check it out 🙂
Before I knew anything about Tarot I always found the images to be fascinating. The illustrations are strange and foreign, filled with deeper meaning and symbolism. I’m intrigued by most occult imagery so my interest in this ancient art is no surprise. The cards below were created by present-day designers and artists and are unique stylized versions of your classic Tarot cards.
Min’s Tarot Card Deck -These cards have minimal line drawings and fun pops of color. These definitely give me a cutesy vibe and if I were getting a reading with these I probably would be smiling the whole time.The Tarot by Oliver Hilbert -These illustrations are the sickest and my personal favorite. Oliver Hilbert has such a distinct style, nodding to the psychedelic 60’s while bringing in insanely bright images and surreal characters. If you’re not familiar with his work, stop what you’re doing and check out his world of madness here (after you finish reading this blog post of course :p). Under the eyeballs, melted scenery, and rainbow backdrops you still find the classic imagery of the tarot.