Friday, May 22, 2009


I'm off to Disney World! Afterwards chilling with friends and family in Florida and then Texas. Pardon me if I'm gone for a few weeks...

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Bike, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

It's a quiet, cloudy Thursday- perfect for a sweatpants-kind-a-day of preparing for the Surtex stationary and licensing show in NYC this Sunday. I'm hoping to have three custom "packages" for Dark Horse, Chronicle, and Lilla Rogers Studio, and then I'll be making some simpler packets for other people I run into during the show (and by packets I mean let's put all my 4"x6" mailers in a clear envelope and hope art directors don't chuck them in the trash the first moment they get).

I went last year and it definitely was a crazy time. First of all- it's HUGE. I've never seen a more concentrated grouping of patchwork snowmen, beach landscapes, and cute critters trying to teach me my ABC's. I'm crossing my fingers and wearing walking shoes. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sonic Youth for Plan B Magazine

Sonic Youth, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Hey look, a band you've actually HEARD of! Is Sonic Youth still kickin' it? Good for them. I remember them back in the 90's when I was still in elementary school playing four square and wearing stirrup pants.
This will be a spread for Plan B, so of course I'm very excited to see it published. The process was a little weird, because the Art Director and I had no mp3's or article to go off of. In fact, the only phrase I got was "heavy ass weirdo hooks". Fortunately, I was able to get a track list forwarded in order to give me some inspiration. The songs I borrowed from were "Calming the Snake" and "Leaky Lifeboat (For Gregory Corso)".

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bacon is the new Black

bacon, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Wow. What a weekend. May 2nd was my birthday, and this weekend my boyfriend surprised me THREE TIMES with special guests in Providence to celebrate with me! Friends from New York came up and totally took me by surprise Friday night when we came back from Star Trek (it was really good), where at first I thought burglars were in our apartment. However, these would have to be stupid burglars to leave every frikkin' light in the apartment on, so my next conclusion was that there was something wrong like a gas leak and our landlord had let himself in. I flung myself out of the truck and realized my friend's car was parked outside and finally caught on. Sure enough, people were inside drinking pabst and enjoying wii golf.

So I must say, good job! It truly was the best birthday ever.