Monday, April 21, 2008
The key area of Austin that stands out to me as the most design oriented and artistically based is South Congress street, or SoCo as the locals call it. I have posted about specific sites on South Congress in the past, Hey Cupcake! and Uncommon Objects. This streets stands apart from your typical Texan streets, because of the array of colors, unique stores, galleries, and interesting people that share a fondness for the arts, quirkiness, and enjoyment of life. It is not uncommon to hear people refer to SoCo as "hipster" and "alternative," but I suppose any artsy area of a city holds that title. Being one of the only streets in Austin that you can leisurely walk down and window shop, it is no stranger to large crowds on the weekends. People come to peruse art from the street vendors, buy novelty candy at the Big Top, drink margaritas at Gueros, and then maybe have a whipper snapper at Hey Cupcake.
In these photos I wanted to capture those fun feelings of SoCo through the design, colors, and flair. ••••