Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PAX East and Johnny Cupcakes

I got to go to PAX East in Boston this weekend. I really enjoyed playing the indie games created by MIT students and grads. My favorite was this four player combat tetris- like game by Fire Hose Games. It was brightly colored had good art direction and was a blast to play.

Boston was a really cool town. Their downtown was gorgeous and quirky. Driving in we passed a place called Johnny Cupcakes that has this great logo. We anticipated cupcakes as PAX neared an end and strolled over from the convention center to the bakery. We walked in a little confused, as there were no baked goods to be seen only t-shirts and hoodys. The proprietor quickly approached explaining his shop. He's a graphic designer. All of his shirts are built on the idea of cupcakes. The shop is adorable, decorated with old mixers, the t-shirts displayed in coolers. He even listed himself in the phone book under food. Avery was a little upset that there were no cupcakes to be had, but I was quite taken with the idea.

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