“Progressing Backwards” with Ryan Hamrick
Ryan Hamrick is a letterer, designer, writer and speaker based in Pittsburgh, PA. With clients across all industries and from all corners of the world, Ryan draws letters for a living for use in branding, apparel, advertising and just about anything else. Being completely self-taught, he’s passionate about doing everything he can to give back and help others facing the daunting task of learning the craft of hand-lettering. Ryan keeps a current portfolio at ryanhamrick.com and also a sketch portfolio at hamrick.dunked.com.
Our sponsor shoutout goes to Sapling Press this month. Currently housed in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, this Boston begun printing studio pumps out letterpress printed stationary, prints, and greeting cards five days a week. Owner Lisa took a few years off, but came back in 2010 with an awesome eye for design aesthetic and the focus to take on the greeting card industry. You can check out more about Sapling Press here.
The host with the most this month is the Society for Contemporary Craft! Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national, and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a retail store. Haven’t heard of them before? Do yourself a favor and pop down to the Strip District to check them out.
THE NITTY GRITTY
- Friday, May 10th: doors at 8:30a, Ryan takes the floor at 9
- Society for Contemporary Craft: 2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Hot coffee and breakfast delights provided
- Tickets go live 10a on Monday, May 6th @ http://cmpgh.eventbrite.com