hi i am the guy that came up to you after the redwood city show as you were leaving just to say hi, tell you i follow you on tumblr and give you a slightly awkward hug. i just wanted to make sure i wasn't being creepy, i was very nervous for a couple different reasons, and you were so cool about letting me just kinda barge into your life for that moment. anyway thanks a lot and i wanted to let you know i really do look up to you and admire all your work.
Not at all! Trust me, there have been times in the past when I was much more awkward than that while meeting people. Thanks so much for saying something instead of just watching creepily from a distance (which is even more awkward). I hope you enjoyed the event!
I'm currently a student at Brown and I was wondering - are there any hidden gems in Providence that I should check out?
Ooh, interesting. Not necessarily hidden gems, but my favorite places to eat were Phonatic and Nice Slice. Check out the RISD Museum if you’ve never been, as well as the library. If you can get into the Design Center, the type shop on the 3rd floor is my favorite place in the world. I’ve also heard rumor that you can get onto the roof of the RISD college building, but don’t quote me on that - and don’t blame me if you get in trouble trying to figure out how. You can walk onto the roof of the Benefit St Garage studio though, and creep people out by staring at them through the skylights. Also, walk past 15 West into more downtown Providence, and there are a ton of adorable (expensive) furniture and artsy boutiques.