September 17, 2012

rough sketch: gospel swamp coffee

monday already!! how does the weekend always manage to go by so fast?? well, good thing we always have coffee + artists to pick us up....

i'm so excited about today's artist, he's one of my favorite people. chad is one of those guys that is good at everything, even coffee roasting... oh, + he's currently building a coffee shop on super cool wheels. yeah, i know, awesome. can't wait for chad [aka gospel swamp] to tour the northwest. :)

q. // when did you start building your coffee shop + what prompted you to start?

[ a ] my interest in coffee took off about 5 years ago. it started with a frustration among friends that there wasn't a place in orange county, ca, that we enjoyed going for coffee. after throwing around ideas, i decided to do something about it. i took more of an interest in what was being done with coffee in other parts of the country, and things that i wanted to emulate. i decided to make a mobile shop because i could take my time to design it, fabricating everything myself, and make it capable enough to be on par with any other shop's coffee program; albeit in a smaller footprint. and i can park my shop next to a mountain or an ocean.

q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?

[ a ] i take a lot of design inspiration from the long list of fashion, vintage, auto, and motorcycle blogs i follow. i have friends who are great artists, making everything from furniture to high fashion, and i look to them a lot. i think i get my inspiration to make things from other people's creative energy.

q. // when you're not working on the shop, what's your favorite thing to do?

[ a ] i love going to the movies; i'll spend hours watching trailers of upcoming releases. and i love riding my motorcycle. i like doing things that make you focus for a few minutes.

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i have a penchant for... disneyland, rye whiskey, and beyonce. she's the ultimate.

[photos of chad by gipe photography + photos of trailer by chad]



  1. This is totally cool!Love the website design too. What an awesome endeavor!

  2. That is cool! I will totally be checking this out when they open.