Experimenting With Stripes


The design for this poster came from a large stripe that I've been working on....a stripe big enough to cover the side of building. I was curious to see how the stripe would work when it was scaled down and repeated in a slightly different way. I kept the screen print colors simple - just black and white. I especially like the poster that has the triangles leftover from last week's prints.

Experimenting With Pattern, Color And Scale


I have been creating a series of digital posters that explore pattern, color, repetition and scale. Here is one of the posters screen printed on recycled chipboard. While the chartreuse didn't print as bright as I'd have liked on the chipboard base, I think the design has potential. More posters to follow in the coming weeks.

Lobby Artwork for MLK Outpatient Center Installs


Over the last several months I have been project managing the fabrication and installation of the lobby artwork for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. The artwork was created by Dominique Moody, an assemblage artist who recently completed an artist-in-residence at the Watts Towers Arts Center and is now an artist-in-residence at Zorthian Ranch.  After months of fabricating, Standard Sculpture was ready to install the artwork this past week. Here are some photos of them maneuvering around a very tight space as they installed the work. The new hospital will celebrate its official opening in April 2014.

Second Screen Print Workshop at South Gate Park tomorrow!


South Gate residents will learn poster printing tomorrow. The workshop, which will be held at the South Gate Park, is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Public Library Leland R. Weaver branch. The workshop is free and runs from 12:00pm-3:00pm. All ages are welcome. All supplies will be provided. A two-color owl will be printed on recycled chipboard. Depending on the age of the participants, the owl can be cut into a hanging mobile, used as a coloring book or folded in half so the story of the owl can be told on the inside pages. I designed a simple owl and screen printed a few to test! I may change the eyes to be Permaset's Glow Orange so the owl looks like their eyes are glowing.

Come join us tomorrow at the South Gate Sports Center, 9520 Hildreth Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280.


Screen print workshop at South Gate Park!


On Saturday, November 9, the South Gate community learned how to screen print two colors on a t-shirt. The Creative Workshop was sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Public Library Leland R. Weaver Branch. Adults and kids alike printed on t-shirts and tote bags throughout the day. Fabric pens on each of the work tables let the participants personalize their screen printed garments. The second workshop will be held this Saturday, November 16. The first workshop taught textile printing while the second workshop will teach graphic printing. Participants will learn how to print a poster that can be made into a hanging mobile or a storybook. Event starts at 12:00pm at South Gate Sports Center, 9520 Hildreth Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280.

Augustus Hawkins Courtyards win 1st place for the Healthcare Category!

The Art Commission formally announced the winners of the CoD+A awards. Augustus Hawkins has been selected as the winner of the Healthcare category. The competition saw 433 entries from 29 countries. Interior Design Magazine is the national media sponsor of the awards and the winners have been featured in the current edition of the magazine.  Interior Design's website also features an image and summary of each winner and honorable mention. "We Go Together" is the title of the article and the digital version can be seen here.Winners Announced

Augustus F Hawkins Courtyards makes the top 100!

The CoD+A Awards were established to celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space. The Awards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us (As stated on The Arts Commission's website). The jury selected the top 100 projects out of 433 entries. The coutyards made the top 100! Below is a link to the courtyards as well as a link to all one hundred projects. There are some amazing designs in the group and GriffinMade is honored to be in the mix.coDA_AH


Library wins Best Sustainability Award!

Carde Ten and East Rancho Dominguez Public Library wins the Best Sustainability award at this year's 43rd Annual LA Architectural Awards. Read all about the project and winners here: http://labusinesscouncil.org/43rd-annual-la-architectural-awards/.   The library is featured towards the end of the slide show and two of GriffinMade's glass panels are visible in the second photo.bldg

Banners installed along Atlantic Avenue

GriffinMade designed a series of five banners to hang from lamp posts along Atlantic Avenue. The banners start near the intersection of E Alondra Blvd & Atlantic Avenue and end just past Compton Blvd. The banners are part of the main street beautification plan and reference the art that was designed for East Rancho Dominguez's new library.ERD banners

Marbling T-shirts at Florence Library

Mary-Frances Cusick taught marbling at the last Creative Workshop at Florence Library. The local youth were able to create their own design and then transfer it to a T-shirt. There was a wide array of patterns that covered the many tees. Below are some photos of the day's events. Thank you to Mary-Frances and all the volunteers that helped make the workshop a huge success!adding colorkids create designwaterdipping teefinished teetees completed tees

Final Creative Workshop this Saturday! Learn to Marble...

Mary-Frances Cusick will be teaching the youth of Florence Library how to marble t-shirts. Mary-Frances is an accomplished fiber arts and textile designer. She will help the kids create their marble pattern before transferring it to their t-shirts. Additional tables will be set up for block printing after the t-shrits dry. The workshop is free and open to ages 6 and over. Florence Library is located at 1610 E Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90001.

This is the third and final creative workshops organized by GriffinMade for the Florence-Firestone community.

Below are some images from the mock-up station Mary-Frances created for the workshop. Come join us for marbling a tee!color bathadding colormarbled tee