* Travel : On the Road in the Redwood Empire //

* while recently in San Francisco working with Brit + Co and E & J Gallo, I visited Santa Rosa the adopted hometown of the person who influenced me most as a child to become an artist Charles Schulz - His museum features original drawings, sculptures and even his modest home studio moved to the museum as it was when he passed in 2000 - I've always respected Schulz for creating personal, unique, uncompromising work that was also extremely commercially successful - While in San Francisco I stumbled across City Lights Books a haven for poets and free thinkers since the 1950's - the spontaneity and stream-of-conscious expression of Beat poetry and mid-century jazz have also been a huge influence in my creative process and have much in common with the simple lyrical lines of Schulz - Peanuts was the expression and vision of an individual artist who with his midwestern work ethic drew every panel himself and by focusing on one day at a time created an empire over the decades that will never be forgotten //

1. ) Snoopy wall sculpture - Schulz Museum 2. ) Schulz’s home studio - Schulz Museum 3. ) hockey jersey from the arena Schulz’s first wife created - Schulz Museum 4. ) 1968 first edition Peanuts book from my childhood collection 5.) original drawing of a classic - Schulz Museum 6. ) sidewalk outside of City Lights Books 7 – 8.) signage at City Lights Books 9. ) tile floor inside City Lights Books * photos : Eric Kass


* Published : Los Logos 7 //

* logos designed by Eric Kass for Lyon Distilling Co., Society of Salvage and Velvet Bee Winery featured in the book Los Logos 7  published by Gestalten / Berlin : p. 136 / 205 / 347 //


* Travel : Haunted Hotels and the Red Falcon //

* this October I traveled to San Francisco for a week on business staying at the Opal Hotel in the Tenderloin which is listed on a site called Haunted California - the rest of the week I roamed the city in search of inspiration, caffeine and WIFI (also had a great meeting with a gluten-free cracker company start-up who serendipitously contacted me during our stay ) over the weekend I visited Groveland, an old mining town just outside of Yosemite National Park and stayed at the Hotel Charlotte which was rumored to have an active spirit that failed to visit - finished up the trip with lunch at Google HQ - all and all it was an amazing trip from midnight star gazing on the hood of a rental car overlooking a remote space black gorge outside Yosemite to gorging on delicious Google gourmet lunches to sharing hotels with ghouls // * photos : Eric Kass


* Collections : Family Farm Ephemera //

* items from decades past from my great aunt and uncle's farm where i grew up ((( view the entire photo set at *f_ephemera )))


* Travel : Surfers, Stars and Scorpions //

*spent a week this summer residing only a few sandy steps from Venice Beach - always happy to combine work and pleasure I met with several of my patrons while in Los Angeles - was great meeting in person the good people at Jeremy Renner's production company The Combine who I branded a couple years ago - enjoyed seeing the magnificent vintage movie poster collection while meeting with Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck's production company, who I am currently branding and stopped by the Plush Puffs gourmet marshmallows who I recently rebranded - Also, met with LA Prep an artisan food incubator in downtown Los Angels that I'm branding - For pleasure we hit the beach, the Improv for a few laughs and ate ourselves silly with delicious food - We also took a road trip to Joshua Tree National Park with a stop at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs for dinner //


* Design : Couplets : Instagram Photos Postcard Print Set //

* 12 poetic pairings shot with iPhone 4 across the Midwest in 2012 by Eric Kass – offset litho satin laminated 4 x 6 postcards printed by my friends at 4by6.com //