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Storied: San Francisco

Jan 8, 2019

Prolific AF poster artist Lil Tuffy moved to San Francisco in the late-1990s, as the city was about to experience its first tech bust. He came mostly for the music, although the company he was working for in Pittsburgh decided to relocate here around the same time.

In this episode, Tuffy shares his story of moving to the city and immediately immersing himself in the music scene here. He goes on to talk about a couple of bartending gigs he's had in San Francisco (at Thee Parkside and Pop's)—his main gig until he gave that up to do what he does best—create show posters.

Check back Thursday, when Tuffy will talk more about his career in poster art.

We recorded this podcast at Tuffy's studio in the Mission in December 2018.

Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather