The perfect mixture of mod and ratchet. Identity package for Ravi (best roomie everrrr) and my apartment. We love Mid-Century modern everything and we’re also pretty ratchet. So, we thought we’d name our humble abode “Mid-Century Trap” and if you ask me, it’s totes appropes.
What’s good, internet? I’ve been working in the trill world for a little over a year now and I must say gettin’ that paper isssssss a beast. A beast I’m trying to slay everyday till I hit a lick yafeelmeh?
Being encapsulated with designing 8+ hours a day as a job is fucking fantastic. I consider myself to be very fortunate and blessed that I’m able to do what I love. At the end of the day though, it isn’t everything. Graphic Design isn’t everything. There’s so much more that I’d drop designing in a heartbeat for. That’s some real talk. To be totally honest, I didn’t believe this a year ago. The belief that work/design runs the world caused some real shit to go down that’s too heavy for the heart.
After realizing that there’s more to life than vectors, the pen tool and other Illustrator nerd shit I love to geek over, I stopped making. I was dumbfounded and couldn’t believe that I lost sight of what really matters. I’d go to work everyday and design shit (dope shit) for other people. When I punched out and went home I’d think about all the cool shit I was going to make and design, but I had no motivation. I was lazy as fuck and just talked about it. My personal work game was not proper. I forgot to design for myself, for anyone/everyone and to do it with my own voice.
That’s why I started this Comeback and Make joint. Y’all ain’t ready for the kid. I realized, although Graphic Design and work isn’t everything, making is. Making your family happy, your spouse happy, making personal connections with the people you know, making new friends, making moves, making shit you never thought you could, making others’ dreams come true, making your own fucking dreams come true, making love, making things with your hands, making art, making anything and everything, and just making yourself happy. Because when you think about it, there is only make.
It’s about time I get back to it—back to where it all started.