About Michael
Michael Gillette is a British born San Francisco based artist, who has spent the last 20 years translating the visceral thrill of music in to arresting images. He has been sought  out by  many including  Beck, The Beastie Boys, MGMT and Paul McCartney. He is currently working on a Monograph “Drawn in Stereo ” to be published in 2012.
http://www.michaelgillette.com
Current city: San Francisco
Michael Gillette is a British born San Francisco based artist, who has spent the last 20 years translating the visceral thrill of music in to arresting images. He has been sought  out by  many including  Beck, The Beastie Boys, MGMT and Paul McCartney. He is currently working on a Monograph “Drawn in Stereo ” to be published in 2012.
 
I fell in love with San Francisco at first site, the buildings and the light, so much grooviness to dig. The signature building style I call "Wonkatecture" -a kaleidoscopic hodgepodge of giddy pioneer freedom and gilded age excess. It's a modernists nightmare! A prime example is The Vedanta Society HQ, built in 1903 to house a religious sect which fostered a multifold path to God and reflected its openness architecturally. More more more.
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At the midpoint of the Filbert steps, near tourist favourite Coit Tower, The Malloch is a streamline Moderne gem built in 1937. I discovered it after watching Dark Passage, a 1947 Bogart and Bacall film noir. Lauren Bacall's character lives on the third floor and Bogey holes up there. A Deco beauty cruising towards the Bay. It has the coolest lift ever.
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In the Mission, now as terminally hip as it was formally poor, the St Francis is a greasy good time since 1918. Stuck beautifully in the 50's both aesthetically and menu wise it's Americana in a bun. Dig in.
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Located near to the Alamo square's Painted Ladies is this wonderful gothic "stick" Italian villa with a long weirde history. Built by a Candy Baron in 1889, it's housed variously; a Russian Czarist nightclub, Jazz musicians, Satanists, a Manson family member, and one of the first 60's Hippy communes -Calliope. Creepy as hell enshrouded in fog after dark.
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Jessica is a Creative Director living and exploring in San Francisco, CA
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Fashion + portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up. Her writing has been published in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMB, Vice, NOON, and Guernica. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and her translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney's. She lives in San Francisco.
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Lettering Artist and Author
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