April 28, 2014

Studio Update! Pinewood Classic and AIGA Student Tour

Monomyth recently participated in the first annual Pinewood Classic, an adult-only pinewood derby started by local designer Doug Penick.


The Pinewood classic featured 50 custom cars handcrafted by the local creative community. The event was sponsored by and held at Sit Stay on Roosevelt. It made for a thoroughly enjoyable day filled with live music, tasty food and drink, and friendly competition with our fellow designers.


We channeled our inner Cub Scouts for this one. We modeled our car after our “belly of the whale” illustration.┬áSome of our favorite competitors’ cars were Jon Arvizu’s Burnin’ Hell and Brendan McCaskey’s tribute to Adventure Time. We had a blast, and look forward to next year’s competition.

Monomyth also recently hosted ASU’s AIGA student chapter at our studio. Members of the senior class came to learn more about who we are, and what industry life is like. We walked them through our process and company philosophy, part of which is community involvement. We want to see the Phoenix design community flourish, and we contribute what we can through student-focused events like this studio tour or portfolio reviews, as well as community events like the Pinewood Classic.