Archive for August, 2008

Preparing for Gustav… also Gameday at LSU & UT, Batfest

Saturday is full of anxiety, excitement and bats.  Lots of fun stuff to do, with Hurricane Gustav on the horizon, it’s hard to think of much else. First, the fun stuff.  On Saturday in Baton Rouge, LSU kicks off its football season against Appalachian State.  On Saturday evening in Austin, UT gets its season started [...]

Happy First Birthday, Storyville Austin!

        One year ago today, Storyville Austin opened its doors on the first day of the Fall 2007 semester at the University of Texas. In the beginning, Storyville Austin had only a handful of Austin designers on board, but we did some good ones — most notably Jeremiah the Innocent (Daniel Johnston), Will Heron, Rural [...]

The New Storyville Website will be unveiled one week from today — Thursday, September 4

On Thursday, September 4, we will finally unveil the brand new Storyville website.  It’s definitely going to be worth the wait.  The new website, created by Joe McFerrin of IWD, is bold, complete with big photos and design artwork.  It also is incredibly easy to navigate through.  But we’re biased, so you’ll just have to judge for [...]

Welcoming back UT students in ATX, keeping an eye on Gustav in BTR

We’re nervously keeping an eye on the Weather Channel, tracking tropical storm Gustav.  Hurricanes aren’t good for anybody, but Louisiana especially doesn’t need to be hit by another hurricane right now.  It’s only been three years (almost to the date) since Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.  We’ll see what develops over the next few days. Meanwhile, back in [...]

Kick Ass Kitty, New Website Update, Welcome Back LSU students!

Are you ready for some football?  This coming Saturday, LSU and UT kick off their football seasons at home.  LSU hosts Appalachian State and UT welcomes Florida Atlantic.  In honor of the defending national champion LSU Tigers, designer Will Heron has created Kick Ass Kitty, which we’re previewing in this blog post.  On the new [...]

Watch us build the new Storyville website —

The new Storyville website is still very much a work in progress, but we’re making big strides.  Joe McFerrin has been burning the midnight oil, buidling the the new site from his studio in Memphis.  Meanwhile, back in Baton Rouge and Austin, we’re busy editing photos, products and adding stuff to the website.  With a little luck, the [...]

Victor Harvey almost fully recovered, smaller than ever

Almost a week after having to undergo emergency appendix surgery, eight-year-old Victor Harvey is making a fast recovery.  He has also had an epiphany.  Staying at home for an extended period of time is, well, kinda boring.  He misses all the kids in the second grade at Mater Dolorosa in Independece – even the ones that [...]

Victor Harvey loses appendix, gets no sympathy

Early Saturday morning in Hammond, Louisiana, seven-year-old Paula Harvey came banging on the door of her parents’ bedroom.  “Victor says his stomach hurts.”  Allen and Mercedes rushed Paula’s eight-year-old brother Victor to North Oaks Hospital.  It was only seven in the morning, and most of Tangipahoa Parish was still sleeping. By mid-afternoon, Victor was diagnosed with appendicitis and brought in for [...]

Shout out to Austin’s Parts & Labour

Just wanted to say thanks to Austin’s Parts & Labour for being a great supporter of local artists and designers.  Located at 1604 South Congress Street, Parts & Labour is a boutique that offers t-shirts, bags, wallets, dresses, cards and lots of other items designed by Texas artists.  And we’re especially grateful to Parts & [...]

A peak at the new Storyville sign by way of camera phone

Here’s a first look at the brand new sign that now adorns Storyville’s original location in Baton Rouge.  The sign was handpainted by Gabriel Harvey and hung on the Chimes Street shop on Monday, August 11.  I’ll post some better quality pics in the days to come.  You have got to see this sign in [...]