I got this really beautiful birthday mix in the mail from Daniel this week. It’s a little handmade portfolio of the artwork he’s been making these days with individual collages on the pages, rather than just prints. It looks like it could be the perfect layout for a shoegaze LP from the 90’s.
One of my favorite things Daniel always did with mix cd’s back when we were in college was spraypaint the actual cd black. It gets all weird and distorted and bubbly looking in a really pretty way. That’s some OG style right there. He also drew in his little comic version of himself. He used to make some of my favorite comics. I’ll give credit where credit is due - I got into drawing comics because he encouraged me to start, back when we were 19.
I absolutely love getting mix cds. And this portfolio/mix cd combo is just way too wonderful. Jealous.