I didn't think of buying a bus ticket before friday opposed to buying it that day, so I couldn't take my favorite bus service BOLT. So I settled for Grey Hound. I couldn't get a ticket until 5pm, which ment I would have gotten to the show late. I was pretty determined to go up to the show, see the work, meet and greet with all the other chummy art students, and stellar professionals/Art Directors. About a quarter of way on my trip to New York, I got pretty motion sick and felt nauseated from the bus ride and stayed that way till I got back to Philadelphia.
Even though I had a booming headache the whole night from the ride there, it didn't keep me from seeing the work and trying to socialize with only a few folk. I ran into my fellow peer, Tim Durning whom had two pieces in the show, and got to meet Scott Bakal who is just an awesome guy and equally an amazing illustrator. I also was able to connect with Tory Novikova, her other half Milo (a GD major), and Milo's room mate James Sisti (who's sketchbook is amazing by the way). They all go to Pratt in Brooklyn. I also had the chance to hang out with them and one of their teachers after the reception, looking through the new Society of illustrators annual that is hot off the press, and just general discussion.
Even though I felt sick, it was a great to get out of the studio, and connect with other students about something that you all love and have in common. I can't wait to go back to New York City and re-connect with those folk I have last friday, before I move to Brooklyn later this summer. More information about why later....
Here are some Photos from the show!
On the right, my buddy Tim Durning
Piece in the middle and on top is done by someone I met last year at Society and ICON5, Kali Ciesemier