Korri Lacalamita

Production Artist

Designer by day, cat cuddler by night.

Inktober 2017

Every year artists all over the world take part in Inktober, creating one drawing a day for 31 days using only ink. It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and get back into drawing if you been stuck or uninspired. Participants are welcome to use their own prompts for each day but the creator of Inktober, Jake Parker, provides an official Inktober list every year. Hoping to share a few of my drawings here later next month!

 

Hey! I’m new-ish.

Welcome to &Barr, Korri!

Meet our new production artist Korri Lacalamita, who is taking the time to learn some of our cute little idiosyncrasies.

Posted by &Barr on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mt. Dora, FL | Home of vintage type heaven

After being in Orlando the last 5 years for college and now working at &Barr, I figured it was about time to take a day trip to Mt.Dora. It’s about 30 minutes outside of downtown Orlando and probably 40 with traffic. Despite its name, Mt.Dora is not even close to being a mountain, but sits 184 ft above sea level, which is way higher than anything i’m used to being a flat land Florida native. I decided to check out Renningers which is a flea & antique market situated on top of the not-mountain town. I went expecting to find some cool vintages pieces for my home, but instead I found so much more. I’ve recently been in a bit of an art funk and have been looking for some inspiration outside of just looking on the internet and using sites like pinterest. Though pinterest is a great tool for inspiration, there is nothing quite like seeing that inspiration in person. Renningers was FILLED with vintage type & illustration. I found myself after about 10 minutes no longer looking for pieces for my home but looking for random packaging and posters to take photos of to inspire me later. Here’s a few of my favorite finds:

 

I cannot stress the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and checking out new places when you’re in a rut, it can lead to so much inspiration and discovery. Looking forward to my next local adventure.

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