Creative Community Convergence 2022 Commemorative Poster

a tribute to Thornton Sully & all creatives

Enhance AmperArt prints with special frames
Amper­Art is my per­son­al design project. Every month I cre­ate a piece of design that includes a com­mon phrase & a styl­ized amper­sand. This is an exam­ple of what I’ll be cre­at­ing as a com­mem­o­ra­tive poster for the Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­gence 2022.

Hi, I’m Chaz DeS­i­mone, graph­ic design­er & typog­ra­ph­er — but more about that later. 

This is my first time attend­ing Thorn­ton Sul­ly’s Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­gence.  What an amaz­ing event! I am writ­ing this live from Ran­cho Vil­laseñor — I could­n’t pre-​write this, as I did­n’t know what to expect.

All the tal­ent and intel­li­gence in the crowd is elec­tri­fy­ing! I know it will spark my upcom­ing design work with height­ened cre­ativ­i­ty and fun. And the food? Noth­ing like a spread infused by creatives!

As a thank you gift to Thorn­ton and all the cre­ative artists, writ­ers, thinkers, inven­tors & cooks (the word “potluck” seduced me to mark my cal­en­dar) whom I am meet­ing today, I am inspired to design a com­mem­o­ra­tive poster for this event and offer a copy to every­one just for the asking. 

The poster will fol­low my exclu­sive for­mu­la for the Amper­Art series: a com­mon phrase & a styl­ized amper­sand. I am leav­ing the can­vas blank until the per­fect con­cept presents itself, based on what I am expe­ri­enc­ing here today. (Take a look at past issues and you’ll get a sense of what the con­cept is using a phrase & an amper­sand.) I will cre­ate the piece as a 20x30” orig­i­nal using vec­tor & raster dig­i­tal art & maybe some hand-​drawn ele­ments, let­ter­ing or pho­tos scanned in. The mas­ter image will be placed into an 11x17” poster for­mat, avail­able to you for down­load from a link I will send you, or shipped to you as a print­ed poster, whichev­er you prefer.

The posters will be print­ed on muse­um qual­i­ty archival stock with a sub­tle mat­te fin­ish. They will be num­bered in a lim­it­ed run, and signed upon your request. Fram­ing sug­ges­tions will be included.

If you wish to receive only the down­load link when the posters are ready, leave your name and email below. If you would like to receive a print­ed and num­bered ver­sion, con­tin­ue fill­ing in your mail­ing address. Check the box if you want your poster signed (I pre­fer some pieces of art clean & unclut­tered; I’ll leave this up to you). And please check the box that tells me you’d like to receive the lat­est Amper­Art piece every month —it’s fun & fab­u­lous & free!


I want a CCC 2022 poster!

* indi­cates required
Signed by artist: 
Show new edi­tions as they are cre­at­ed each month: 

I am sign­ing off now so I can con­tin­ue enjoy­ing this won­der­ful par­ty & potluck. Thank you Thorn­ton, and a spe­cial thanks to Kris­tine Grant* for invit­ing me.

*Talk about cre­ative! Kris­tine not only writes, speaks, sings, and tells fan­tas­tic sto­ries, but her tru­ly most unique gift is to “write what your heart tru­ly wants to say.” She has saved mar­riages, busi­ness part­ner­ships, con­clud­ed suc­cess­ful nego­ti­a­tions, and helped peo­ple express their deep­est feel­ings in all types of rela­tion­ships. She actu­al­ly chan­nels one’s feel­ings into her let­ters — absolute­ly amaz­ing. Kristine’s lat­est book is called Rela­tion­shift. Hope­ful­ly you met Kris­tine here today. If not, vis­it Kristine​Grant​.com and sched­ule a free 20-​minute chat with her. If you want to be enchant­ed by a beau­ti­ful voice and play­ful lyrics, lis­ten to Tina Rose (Kristine’s music moniker).

Thanks again for being part of my excit­ing expe­ri­ence at the Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ty Con­ver­gence 2022. I’ll keep you updat­ed about your poster. Till then, enjoy past edi­tions of Amper­Art start­ing with one of my favorites, about my dad: #51 Salt & Pep­per.


51 Salt & Pepper
#51 Salt & Pep­per was issued March 2014. It is about grow­ing up with my dad. He was 51 when I was born & his hair was already gray, so I only knew him as the man with salt & pep­per hair.

I did say there would be more about me down here, so vis­it this page on my design & typog­ra­phy site, Des­i­mone Design, if you real­ly have noth­ing else to do…or if you need some good design.