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I Was Born To Make Mistakes /// PatternDaily

A few months ago I was contacted by Eliza Cerdeiros, the creator of the Motivational Monday project, to do a guest post. I said yes & started think of a motivational phrase to letter. As time went on I found myself struggling trying to come up with something. One day while at work I decided to listen to my Erykah Badu collection, especially since she’s coming to town in August as part of the Twilight Concert Series. I put the songs on random & two songs in “Didn’t Cha Know” came on & the line “I was born to make mistakes, but I ain’t scared to take the weight” hit me & I knew I had to letter it. You can buy this print on my Big Cartel Shop or My Etsy Shop.

I know I’ve talked about the Twilight Concert Series on this blog before… basically it’s one of the best things the city of Salt Lake has to offer. Every summer the City Arts Council continues impress me with the quality of artists they bring to the stage. This year the beautiful & inspirational Erykah Badu with grace the stage on August 8th.

My love for Badu began in the late 90s while I was working a record store. For months my best friend & coworker would pop in her 1997 debut Baduizm or Live album in during our morning shifts & jam our day away. Luckily the two of us were still working the same store when Badu released her 2000 release, Mama’s Gun. Whoa!!! The album instantly became a favorite! The track that seems to stick with me is “Didn’t Cha Know”, I always find myself relating to it with each listen.

In 2007 an opportunity the two of us thought would never happen, happened. Erykah Badu visited SLC! The evening blew our minds. We cried, we carried big ass smiles on our faces, it was a true night to remember. In 2008, Badu released the brilliant, New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War, this to me is the record that could very well top them all.

Okay, okay, the fact that Badu is returning to SLC is a blessing in my eyes. Thank you City Arts Council.

Recently, I was contacted by Lance Saunders of S&S Presents, to do some poster work. If you frequent Kilby Court or Urban Lounge, chances are you have been to a S&S event. Lance along with Will Sartain, are the two heads behind S&S AND they happen to own both venues. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal around the SLC area. The moment I was asked to design a poster, I jumped at the opportunity. You can purchase it poster here.

Animal Collective /// PatternDaily

Give Thanks

November 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today, and everyday, I am thankful for so much.

August!!! Really? Where did my summer go? I didn’t go on that trip I wanted, or hike, or see old familiar faces. For me, August means a new chapter, new adventure, closures & moving on.


The Twilight Concert Series takes place every Thursday during summer in Salt Lake, it’s THE event most locals look forward to. Now in it’s 25th year the series can draw up to 33,000 attendees each week. Over the last few years we have seen artists like, Sonic Youth, Bon Iver, Black Keys, Neko Case, Modest Mouse, Sharon Jones, The Roots, Big Boi & others. This year the series implemented a new $5 entrance fee… well worth it In my opinion. The series even recived a stamp of approval from, pitchfork

Well, the locals have been waiting patently & finally the series kicks off tomorrow with an evening of two stellar bands, Baltimore husband/wife duo Beach House & Brooklyn’s The Walkmen. Hope to see the usual faces there. Good times ahead.

This pattern was used in the background of the Santigold poster featured here. I decided to highlight it larger & in different colors.