We're stoked to announce the opening party for The Pacific Coast Pop-Up, a two week long, outdoor themed shop starting Saturday 17th, 4-9PM at our space in San Francisco. We'll have good music, free drinks, amazing photography and all the clothes from the Blood and Bolts new collection. check them out at www.blood-bolts.com Cruise by for a fun night with some rad local folks!
Carved into the Inner Sunset district of San Francisco The Little Lodge is a curated destination that hosts discussions, workshops, and art shows packed with a strong sense of place. Come see what we've made.
Recently I came across a few old Boy Scout badges from my youth when visiting my parents in Florida. Memories flooded my head of that feeling of accomplishing something with my hands, building something, learning and at the end being rewarded with a symbol of the hard work. Not only was the symbol tangible, it signified communication and acknowledgement. The patch was graphic design at its purest sense, colorful and communicative, yet simple. What I refer to as - depth within restriction.
We wanted to create a Little Lodge patch, that was somewhere in between the nostalgic Boy Scout patch and a State Park Ranger patch. The idea for the giveaway experiment had begun. We collected and bought various clothing items for a month. Sent out an invite to come down to The Little Lodge for free giveaways on a Saturday. We allowed anyone who showed up that day to select a clothing item of their choice, pick the location of the patch to be placed, and our friend Denise Olivera labored to bring it to life.
Annica Lydenberg, known as Dirty Bandits, has created a series of new paintings called Love for Sale. Inspired by the desire we all have for love.
Each hand painted signage has a typographic influence that comes from old showcard sign painting. Typically displayed in store windows and grocery stores as advertising "sales" and "specials".
Re-creating this homage to store signage seemed like the style needed for a no-nonsense marketing campaign on love. Some are sweet, some are dirty, some are just plain silly. Such is love.
See more of her work at www.dirtybandits.com
State Champs, Amanda Bishop and Ty Kreft, are a creative studio based in Louisville, Kentucky. The duo specialize in illustration, custom lettering, large scale murals and site specific paintings.
This show is a collection of new works exploring the intersection between being artist/designers and loving sports.
Check out more of their work and read about the trophies they've won at www.wearestatechamps.com
From time to time we enjoy putting together unique window installations. The environments that we create are built to be moments the casual passerby can experience.
Past installations include:
Alphonzo Solorzano "Hurdling Like The Ocean" - an image of hand painted Ocean Beach waves, with dimensional text overlays
Alphonzo Solorzano "Camp Fire Pit" - handmade mechanical/electrical fire pit, stretched canvas redwood forest photograph backdrop
Dennis McNulty "Electric Church" - found electronics, tv's, turntable, records, boombox, speakers, walkie talkie and vinyl
Here you will find various wood working projects that have been brought to life at The Little Lodge. Craftsmanship is always at the forefront of our wood creations. This above all else is the golden rule in our space. Build it with your hands and build it good. Make the wood creation a representation of who we are.
The Little Lodge is a space built by Alphonzo Solorzano and Dennis McNulty. As artists and creative professionals working in San Francisco California, these two have produced a curated destination for the local art scene.
Any creative space is only as good as its' participants. We have been fortunate to have forged solid relationships with many creative people. Their contributions through woodworking, construction, sewing, print making, painting, drawing and many other collaborations has helped to carve this space into the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco.
We set out to build something unique that not only looks like us, but embodies the Bay Area. We may be a small space, however we have a large kinship with the local arts community.