Renegade Craft Fair
Liz and I woke up early to make our way down to Division for the annual Renegade Craft Fair. Little did we know that we’d be in for a day of downpours and contstant getting-wet-edness.
Well, we had some clue that there would be rain. But by the time we left, the umbrellas were more or less for show.
At the corner of Damen and Division.
We arrived early and got some coffee, and strolled around as the vendors all set up shop. A few spots were open and a few were still in the early stages of getting everything ready.
Near Liz’s old place, a new Threadless Kids is apparently opening up.
All in all I didn’t end up taking a ton of photos today. It was raining pretty much from the start, and in order to shoot I had to set the umbrella down, keep the camera dry, etc etc.
First time I really took it out was on seeing the Class Attire NYC booth, where all the t-shirts had designs made from chalk (and as a result, allowed you to write/color as you saw fit).
Pretty smart idea, and a good array of images/colors.
And with each shirt comes a small bit of chalk too. A nice touch.
THIS though was pretty sweet – each shirt also had a small little pocket, where you could tuck a piece or two of chalk. Very nice. More info at classattirenyc.com.
More folks setting up. Honestly, I’m not sure how anyone stayed dry (let alone kept their wares dry).
Going back to feed the meter, Liz and I both noticed that our feet and jeans were getting progressively wetter. This was about halfway through. Eventually, even after rolling up our jeans, the wetness got to around knee height. After a while, my shoes got pretty much saturated with water, and it ended up feeling like I was walking on sponges.
Sample work from Catia Chien. I was tempted by the print on the far left (entitled “Paper Planes”), but ultimately decided against it.
Interestingly – she was also someone who I photographed last year, at the last Renegade. I guess it’s a good sign that I keep getting drawn back to the same artists/booths.
Not sure what this was called, but I also dug this one.
More info (and more work) over at catiachien.com.
Talk about a booth that just sort of jumped out at you. Dust Furniture had some amazing pieces on display.
Also: they have a killer business card. See more work of theirs at dustfurniture.com.
Liz, staying sorta dry. Sorta.
Back home, utterly drenched and tired from walking up and down Division.