Check out that little guy! Say hello to the yet-to-be-named-or-even-born child of Tim & Jen McGugan! I’m calling him Doogan for now.
Holy cow, right? Due early next year, this will be the McGugan’s first child. Tim claims that he (the kid) will be the first man on mars or end up figuring out how many licks it really does take to get to center of a tootsie pop. We’ll keep you posted on those things.
So let’s give a round of applause to Tim, he’s finally a real boy!
On that note, now’s a good time to enlighten you all on our plans for the future of Dog & Pony. With Tim’s reduced role (you know…getting married, buying a house, remodeling said house from the ground up, having a kid, etc.), you may have noticed more and more collaborations on the latest posters. All of this has really made us re-evaluate the spirit of Dog & Pony and what the future means.
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of people doing these posters (or screen printing for fun) in North Florida, and yet I still find myself surrounded by incredibly talented people that WANT to do just that. I don’t want to hog – and frankly can’t handle – all of the awesome work that Dog & Pony has allowed me to work on, so I’ve tapped these talented folks to contribute in their own individual ways. From Karen Kurycki’s amazing watercolors to Eric Blair, Kendrick Kidd and Caitlin Robinson’s ridiculous illustrations, and Crystal Floyd’s beautiful photos. These people are so so amazing at what they do, and working them is a true honor. Every poster becomes a whole new experience.
Sure Tim & I will take on our own poster designs, but from here on out we’d like to approach every project as a possible opportunity to work with friends…or someone that may just be a great fit for that project.
If you don’t mind my rambling, I’d like to give you a quick example. I was recently given the task of designing a poster for a very special Halloween screening of the 1922 silent Dutch film Häxan by my dear friend Tim Massett – who runs a small independent theatre in Duluth, Minnesota. This is an insane film about witchcraft/witch hunting/the devil. I highly recommend watching it sometime, or at least reading about it. Now, I love witchcraft as much as the next guy (…right…?), but someone who may be able to give me a little more insight and visual inspiration would be the extremely talented Clay Doran and his monsterly persona, Squid Dust. His work speaks for itself, he’s perfect for it! And for as long as we’ve been friends, we’ve never collaborated. So now’s the time. You’ll see the poster soon. It’s as insane as (if not a little bit more insane than) the film.
I guess the long-short of all of this is that Dog & Pony is naturally evolving into a collective of sorts. A very loosely organized group of incredibly talented creative folks creating awesome printed goods for awesome people.
And that’s that.
Keep Moving Forward.
–Sean Tucker/Dog & Pony Showprints