CD/AD Jacob Waites
AD Holly Weinrauch
PHO Mallory l. Brooks
VID Conner Hill
PHO Jacob Waites
CO Micah Widen
CO Lucas Lindsey
CO Jake Kiker
CO Jon Brown
A COMMUNITY IS BORN
When Foremost purchased an abandoned Esso gas station on the Southside of Tallahassee, I was ecstatic. The mid-century design of the building was (and is) beautiful, something to be preserved. As a collective that focuses on building better communities, we wanting to engage the people living in the area to help us decide what we do to revitalize the Happy Motoring Station. So we put together the Foremost Get Together, an event where southside inhabitants were invited to write down and tell us what they wanted us to build. In addition, we contacted our friends at Street Art Tallahassee to put together a pop-up gallery in the space, and asked our friends at Juniors Roasted Coffee to come out to do a campfire coffee roasting.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS
Part of what I wanted to do in creating Foremost was to show the city what talented creatives live and breathe here. So I rallied a crew of 5 of the best young artists I knew in the Illustration scene to Battle it out in a Battle of the Boards. A disclaimer, BOB is based on Ink Wars, an event series put on every year at Creative South in GA. The artists where each given an hour and a half to fill one of 5 eight foot tall boards with an illustration based on a word given to them at the time of the event. The theme was "knockout", and the battle unfolded.
Conner Hill captured video documentation below.
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT - MALLORY L. BROOKS
Photographer Mallory L. Brooks was on the scene documenting the crowd. Over 200 community members and inhabitants came out to talk to us about the station and the event. All the photos below are from her shoot, also viewable on her blog.
STREET ART TALLAHASSEE
Chiara Saldivar and Daniel McCluskey from Street Art Tallahassee put together a pop up gallery of both their work and the work of artists from their collective.
Two boards we reserved for the community to write down their ideas for the space. We collected big ideas, small ideas, impossible ideas, and plausible ideas. After the event we catalogued all of the written items to review for what we would help the community gain.