On The Crush List because…
It’s not easy to stand out in the crowds of Warrenton.
Warrenton Day is a big day (sometimes two or three) for me, so my motto is prioritize! Over the years I’ve finely tuned my W’ton routine, and it starts like this: First stop, Kettle Corn cart. Next stop, Tony McCray’s Rust in Peace booth over in the Zapp Hall area next to Dead People’s Stuff. I think everyone likes Tony so much because, as they say on Project Runway, he has a “unique point of view.” He’s also a super interesting guy to chat with and we all know that dealer charm goes a long way when you’re shopping the show.
Looking at that giant “EAT” word, I’m wondering, “Does anyone I know have a casual commercial design project going on?” An organic comfort food cafe maybe, or a bespoke denim studio? Tony’s booth is just perfect for something down-home-modern: Metallic letters for signage… fun lighting options… mirrors for the entryway or behind the cashwrap… all in multiples and on a nice large scale. If it were my project, I’d probably mix my Rust in Peace with a little Ken Bizell and then keep my eye out for an amazing statement piece or two. What would you do?