[This is a stock photo, not taken at Damaged Goods]
On Friday night I went to poster artist Art Chantry’s show at Damaged Goods in Belltown. He’s a Seattle artist who was first known for designing posters for Nirvana and Pearl Jam, I think, and has been shown at the Louvre, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian.
I love his distinctive style. My favorite piece was the big poster of Hollywood mugshots–Frank Sinatra, Jim Morrison, a surprisingly glamorous Jane Fonda…
I’m trying to get over my shyness with well-known people, so I made it a point to introduce myself and Mr. Chantry was cute–he shrugged and was bashful when I asked if he was the artist and then was even more so when I sort of non-sensically thanked him for his work.
I really like the Damaged Goods store. They have all this cool memorabilia–40s prints, vintage Playboys, band posters.
The hipsters were out in force with their wool caps, tiny black rectangular glasses and tinier black jeans, buying vinyl records and drinking beer from a can.
Damaged Goods also has a great collection of pulp fiction for $4.50 each. I don’t read them, but I’m so in love with the artwork of those old paperbacks. This is the one that the cover of my book DATING AMY was inspired by:
It was not based on this, as a former boyfriend guessed: