I have always wanted to do a hand rendered, type-cented piece, but never had the confidence. Type is so easy to manipulate in Illustrator I always felt safe there. Last week I said fuck it and gave it a go with some paint pens I had from street art looking piece I did this summer. I suck at using a brush and enjoy using these paint pens quite a bit. Is it still considered painting if you are using a paint pen? I used an old chair back with sepia ink washes as the “canvas.” My dad was cleaning house last summer and was going to throw out some old chairs that had fallen appart. I dismanteled them and kept the backs knowing that they would come in handy. It has been over a year since I have looked at them and decided it is about time that I make use out of them. I feel that the shape of the wood really brings out the vintage feel that my type hints at. I was originally going to put “Kill Whitey” but decided this phrase filled up the space better. Yes I am white. No I am not racist or self-hating. I am just taking it back. Deal with it.