Hey Austin folks! Have you heard of the Waller Creek Conservancy and the Creek Show? If not, stop what you are doing and check out those links to see what is going on in your hood!! (then come back and read the rest of this post!)
I had the pleasure of designing a Creek Monster plush, (pictured above being hugged!) inspired by the Pentagram designed logo, based on an illustration by artist Marc Burckhardt. The monster then went to Austin's White Star Manufacturing sewing house where they patterned, stitched and stuffed a limited edition batch of 50 of these cute, squishy and multi-eyed dudes. Ingrid Spencer, co-creator of the Creek Show, is the awesome lady who brought this plush baby to life, committing a ton of time, energy, and even fabric cutting skills to make this idea a reality!
Don't miss your chance to get your very own Creek Monster this weekend at SXSW Create and support the Waller Creek Conservancy in the process! Details below:
The Creek Monster, star of the Pentagram-designed Creek Show logo, has been brought to life! Inspired by an illustration by artist Marc Burckhardt, designed by plush artist Jennifer Strunge, and hand sewn by Austin's White Star Manufacturing, each Creek Monster is a limited edition creation celebrating the transformations underway along Waller Creek in downtown Austin.
The Creek Monster will be making its debut at SXSW Create [this weekend]! Visit us at the Long Center City Terrace and get your very own Creek Monster with a donation to the conservancy of $50 or more. Can't make it to SXSW but still want a Creek Monster? Look for Creek Monsters at the Blanton Museum Shop and on our website very soon!
SXSW Create Details
SXSW Create is free event with hands-on activities in a family-friendly environment that takes place during SXSW Interactive.
City Terrace at the Long Center
interactive/create for more information.