'life is beautiful'

To start this week off right, I am giddy to feature my dear friend, Zachary Horst! Zach is a graphic designer and letterer living in Georgetown, TX, which is just north of Austin, and he quickly became one of B and I's closest friends here. You may recognize him from this instagram photo of mine!  He recently designed an exclusive teeshirt for Cotton Bureau, and I asked him to share his work and some thoughts. IMG_7275.PNGIMG_7274.PNG

CG: Zach! Why did you choose the words 'life is beautiful'?

ZH: This design is dear to me because it's what I exclaim whenever I've had a particularly exciting experience. I consider myself a collector of life experiences, good and bad, and I think that those experiences are much more valuable and define me as a person much more than physical objects around me.

CG: I love it! Where can I order mine?

ZH: The shirt can be bought at the Cotton Bureau and only goes to print on October 27th if it sells enough! There are men and women American Apparel sizes available.

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CG: How did you get started with graphic design?

ZH: I graduated in 2012 from the Art Institute of Austin with a Bachelor's of Arts degree with an emphasis on Graphic Design and since then I've worked as a store chalk and print artist for Whole Foods Market and on freelance on projects with Skull & Cakebones vegan cupcakes, Pieous pizza, Jenny & Tyler music and Republic of Sandwich, to name a few.

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I enjoy graphic design because I love the process of solving a problem for someone. I love getting to use my creativity to translate ideas into reality. I'm really passionate about typography, and getting to work as a typographer and Letterer would be my dream job.

CG: Where can we find more of your work?

ZH: To see more of my work (or to inquire about a design project) visit zacharyhorst.com or email me at Zachary.horst@gmail.com. I also frequently post work in progress, pictures of my wonderful boyfriend, evidence of recent adventures and random chalk work to my Instagram account, @zacharyhorst.

CG: Zach continues to amaze B and I. We're both pretty jealous of his chalk work! I'm so happy you shared with us today! 

Thanks again, Zach!