On Friday, September 13th, we hosted the first in a series of talks/meet & greets that will be happening every semester. The event is an extension of our Internship Program, but geared for anyone with an interest in design and print. Our first guest speaker was our good buddy Ross Moody, the designer, art director, and mastermind behind 55 Hi’s. Ross spent the day with the Mama’s Sauce family, beginning with a shop visit and a portfolio review session with our current crop of Sauce Interns. His talk took place later in the evening, and was graciously housed by the honorable peeps over at Downtown Credo in College Park. Ross discussed his road map to 55 Hi’s, being a successful (and still happy) designer, and how his relationship with Mama’s Sauce has allowed him to build his business into what it is today. Many thanks to our friend F Harvell from Occasional Photo for the pics of the event.
Following the talk, the Sauce screen printing team hosted a screen printing demo, where attendees were able to pull their own screens on a Ross Moody-designed souvenir; printed on some fresh French Paper of course. Laughs were had, screens were pulled, coffee was consumed, and everyone had a good ol’ time.
We can’t thank Ross Moody enough for coming down for this event, and Downtown Credo for providing such an intimate setting. Thanks to everyone who came out! Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for more information on future events!
Our founder, Nick Sambrato, gave one heck of a talk for CreativeMornings Orlando. The theme was money and he took a really neat tack with the topic. In his talk, Nick explores what it’s like to be a part of Orlando’s vibrant creative community and questions why Orlando loses so many talented folks to bigger markets like NYC and San Francisco. He explains that money is a cog in the wheel of community: creating opportunity for the ones we love.
The other day we shut down early for a very special tour group; the amazing creative staff of Publix Supermarkets.
Since most of us here at the Sauce were kids, we’ve been in love with the Florida-born grocery chain. They lure in the young with free chocolate chip cookies – no doubt the brain child of their genius founder, who could easily pass as the doppelganger for Walt Disney. If you FL people haven’t noticed that before, just check George Jenkin’s portrait in the front of your local Publix. You’ll also notice that 1920′s gentlemen have this cool about them that reigned until slayers like Cary Grant perfected the flow just a few years later.
I’m not going to lie, when Publix reached out about making a visit we were beyond flattered. Austin blushed for sure. We frequently nerd out on their incredible and clean branding, their packaging, and overall rad vibe that just owns here in FL… So needless to say, we were eager to put something special together for them.
As Publix has their own printing facilities that would put most commercial shops to shame, we decided to concentrate on the gaps that we would fill in. Our design aesthetic and unique print processes. We wanted to design something fun that we could print in front of them that they could have and use everyday. Coasters is was!
Enjoy some pics of the day and let’s do something like this together soon, ok?
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So it’s been a few weeks and we’ve finally recovered from Orlando Creative’s First Annual Fishing Tournament…
It was an amazing dusk till dawn affair chock full of wicked sunburns, great logo design, row boats littering creative spaces, and an all around great excuse to work outside… Ever screen print t-shirts on a loading dock before?
Two-man/woman boats. No motors. 2 paddles and 4 lakes. Catch and release. It was a dusk to dawn affair that we co-hosted with the oh so rad Fiction.
As is it was a gathering for/by creatives – we had to have a stellar logo. If the logo caught your eye, know that it was illustrated by the super rad Brian Boesch of Itchy Illustration. Type treatment by our very own Austin Petito.
Brian takes up residence at the sauce in his very own cubicle. You know all of the Colt 45 you drink? Yeah, he did the mustang rearing up on the side of that ice cold can of goodness. No big deal.
Next years tourney promises to be even bigger and much badder. If you’re an Orlando creative – make sure you’re on our list to get the invite. Perhaps the best way would be to befriend the tourney on Facebook.
The Sauce Boss.
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