Tim and Jeremy are both waiters at a restaurant in downtown New York City. During slow times at work, to stave off boredom when it is slow, the two young men draw pictures. These pictures are made using ink and what is called the "Triple Dupe Pad," a book of paper used to place orders in the kitchen. The drawings usually take about a week to make, all the while also being used by fellow employees to take orders; this sometimes leads to other collaborators or in a couple cases, to the loss of the work. The drawings are then scanned and colored in Photoshop where they come to life in stunning technicolor! The subject matter varies from piece to piece, as they are made over a long course of time and under various moods and states of mind. They all retain a playfulness that serves as a coping mechanism after spending a night catering to the endless needs of hungry patrons.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo de todos sus amigos aquí en el Café-Loup!

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For those of you who don't speak Spanish, "Happy Cinco de Mayo from all your friends down here at the Cafe Loup!" Tim drew this incredible likeness of all the guys in the kitchen tonight in honor of Cinco de Mayo. He forgot to put pants on the guys, but I think it they don't mind. Right guys? Oh wait, maybe they're not that happy about the caricatures. I went into the kitchen a couple minutes later, and they had changed the drawing a little bit. I like how the one guy is saying, "You Fuck Tim!" Indeed!
 It's always a collaboration at the Cafe Loup!
Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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