In September 2010, I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the Roadworks Street Fair as a Loteria artist by the San Francisco Center for the Book. I put a lot of thought into what I wanted to carve for the occasion. The loteria card game is so iconic, and since I have been known to carve isolated icons of San Francisco as individual plates, I thought it seemed natural to carve a bunch for this project.
The print was a huge success. The initial edition was sold by the SFCB, and I donated 100% of the proceeds to them. It sold out. I recently got my plate back, and have started to print my studio edition. It is available here for $75.00.
While the print looks good online, I thought it would be fun to provide close-ups of the individual carvings here. Enjoy!
Here we have the Golden Gate Bridge and our beloved baseball team (carved before they won the World Series, mind you :))
Here is SF City Hall, and the Bike Route sign, which I thought would be a fun play of Critical Mass.
Ah, the Hipster is my favorite. I love how his eye turned out. And his I (heart) SF t-shirt. Sutro Tower is next.
The SF MOMA is one of my favorite buildings, and everyone loves the cable cars.
El Fog combines our iconic weather pattern with the Transamerica Pyramid. And the Taco Truck makes its deserved appearance as an SF icon.
I had to put in the Scenic Drive sign and Doggie Diner. Two of my favorites.
I am really happy with this print - buy yours here while they last. Thanks!
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