After countless glasses of wine & a couple off-hand shots of whiskey, I excitedly agreed to go as my friend Megan’s show & tell subject at her work. I was excited because of a number of reasons, all filed under the tab “Megan Godfrey‘s Awesome”. She has killer taste, an incredible sense of humor & a huuuge heart. On a selfish note, I also just totally wanted to see where she worked because she designs super dope clothes with Pencil On Paper (POP) Studio.
I woke up at 6:12 last Wednesday,
thought maybe I could get in 18 minutes of sleep
(who the fuck sleeps for eighteen minutes?!)
but couldn’t so showered at 6:25
& was at POP Studio with Megan by 8:30.
This is me in front of their cool screensavers & modern couch.
Please ignore my fat chipmunk face & focus on how cool my denim shirt is.
It turns out POP Studio is a creative oasis that harbors & nurtures the most beautiful & inspired people you’ve ever seen in your life. I can’t believe that I read for these people. I’m telling you, they are the most beautiful & inspired people you’ve ever seen in your life. Each of them have immaculate bone structure & perfect style, like some foreign Vogue spread without the pretension. And THEN, on TOP OF THAT, they work in this freaking like, I don’t know, some Portlandia ad agency dream where everything is all tall ceilings & bajillion foot tall windows & their “cubicles” are really “enchanting minimalist quarters of beautiful white lines”. I would seriously consider living there if all the beautiful people who worked there wouldn’t think I was a fucking weirdo for it.
every couple weeks, they meet for a Show & Tell.
Megan brought me & I read a tangent & talked a bit.
The gentleman next to me brought a 1965 Dynmo Tapewriter.
The next girl brought a stack of Rodarte Fra Angelico photos.
The next gentleman brought a-TO-DIE-for 1950’s typography book.
Our friend Haley showed a bunch of dope stop-animations.
And so forth, until I exploded into a cloud of confetti & clean design ideas.
BEST OF ALL, THE CE-MUH’FUCKIN-O*
BROUGHT IN A BUNCH OF MIDCENTURY
HAWAIIAN ARCHITECTURE PICTURES!
ANYONE WHO IS ON MY DICK
KNOWS THAT THAT IS MY DIP!
[via my Tumblr]
This post really doesn’t have much of a point besides to tell you
that we are all miserable slaves that will probably never experience
the kind of splendid sanctuary of POP Studio
in our entire careers.
That’s it. Really. I spoke in front of a group of really cool people & we’ll probably never be as cool as them. I’m sorry. I really wish I had more to say about the subject, but honestly if you’re a Los Angeles resident, be on the look out for dope shows they throw. Yes, they also have an art gallery and throw dope shows. TOLD YOU WE WILL NEVER BE THIS COOL!
*Editor’s Note: It has been brought to my attention that John Moore is the creative director & not the actual CEO but as the creative director of this blog, I feel like being creative director is kind of sort of like being a CEO, of creative things. Whatever his shit was sick.