This platform at Mt Pisgah was built when I was four. The whole hike up, which is only 1.5 miles, is fairly steep in spots and full of large rocks that have been placed as steps. Hundreds of them.
Though it feels like hard work at times to reach the summit, much harder work was done before me, to make my journey easier, possible even. Life is like that all around us, if you take a moment to reflect. We stand on the shoulders on giants.
On each step I wondered about who placed the rock onto which I was stepping. Who laid down the path long ago and who maintained it this week.
Thank you whoever you are.
Today, let’s rest. Tomorrow, let’s go lay down some rocks.
New custom sign by team @giganticavl. I designed and hand fabricated the timber structure. Also discovered several rocks in the ground during install. You can see the one in the foreground I pulled out with my bare hands. 😜
This was the first sign I designed for @giganticavl when we started teaming up last year. Always fun to play with double sided asymmetry.
It’s taken a little longer than the typical project to fulfill due to permitting hurdles and fabricator foibles. But we got it done and we’re all happy with how it turned out. Shout out to @chukkb for helping save the day with some last minute plasma cutting.
What I love about sign design is the blend of disciplines. Form and function. Architecture, construction, information design, graphic design, way finding, experiential design, typography… They all come together on a project like this. Lots to explore and play with. Never a dull day.
Only 5 more days until the next @avlaffiliates event for @103.3ashevillefm at @ambrosewestavl. Next Thursday the 13th from 6 to 9 pm. Link to tickets in bio. Includes free food and brews. See you there!
So, I’ve been helping my buddy Scott at @giganticavl paint up and install these letters as part of a community art project at 68 Haywood st. Spearheaded by @soundmindcreative and collaboratively designed by @avl_designsalon. Here’s a new iconic Asheville photo op in the making.