Edward was born on an Air Force base in the Philippines, raised in Arkansas during the Clinton Era, and moved to San Francisco after earning his BFA from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Surrounded by a military environment in the Deep South, his love and interest for everything art stuck out.
Calligraphy is a passionate hobby of Edward’s. He was trained by the graphic designer Claude Dieterich and is a member of the San Francisco guild, Friends of Calligraphy, as well as the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH).
When he isn’t being a production artist at MUH-TAY-ZIK |HOF-FER, Edward is found at his 19th century secretary desk practicing pretty majuscules and minuscules.
What neighborhood do you live in and why do you love it?
I just moved from the Excelsior to the Tenderloin/Nob Hill or the “Tendernob” if you’re feeling feisty. It’s a big change and a little of a love/hate situation. I love having a place of my own in the middle of the city, but the noise and ruckus need to simmer down. *slowly pushes hands, palms down*
I’m honestly not too picky about my coffee. I have mine black. So anywhere that doesn’t serve burnt coffee is fine with me. Like I love the coffee at Mel’s Diner. I did discover this cafe called Jane the other day and fell in love with it. Their pastries are bomb too.
Favorite spot for a cocktail?
This is the hardest question on the face of the planet. Blackbird near Church and Market make amazing cocktails and martinis, my libation of choice. Martuni’s is a close 2nd, and Last Call is my favorite “dive” bar.
Date night destination?
It’s okay to have dates during the day right? I have memberships to nearly all of the art museums in the city, and I always get a plus one. Nothing gets me going like a little civil discourse about abstract expressionism and post modernism.
Buzziest new restaurant?
There’s this new place called Miller’s Rest on Sutter. Their Chips & Gravy should be considered a controlled substance due to it’s strong additive nature. Some of my oldie-but-goodies include Tadich Grill, Original Joe’s, and Tosca.
Favorite find in the neighborhood?
Where do you go for a hostess gift that will guarantee a return invitation?
Say Cheese in Cole Valley has some of the best selections of wine, and the staff there know almost everything about really nice party food.