If you’re headed to Fiesta on the Hill this Sunday — and you ARE headed to Fiesta on the Hill this Sunday, aren’t you??? — then you should also be on the lookout for celebrity Bernal Heights artist Amos Goldbaum.
Born-and-raised here in Bernal, Neighbor Amos creates intricate line-drawings of San Francisco streetscapes, such as the brand-new mural he just created on the west wall of Pinhole Coffee:
The Pinhole mural is rather fantastic, and at Fiesta on the Hill this Sunday, Neighbor Amos will be on hand to offer a brand-new edition of t-shirts featuring the same image. He tells Bernalwood:
Pinhole approached me about doing a mural earlier this year. They crowdfunded for it (thanks neighbors!), and we wanted to give the donors shirts with the same design.
Pinhole has a picture of their building that’s from 1893, so I used that image as a reference for the mural.
I wanted to insert the scene from the photo into its current context, so I tried to get a photo from a similar angle — but with the whole hill in the background.
I ended up on a roof across the street (thanks Dan!) with my phone on the end of a 20ft pole and got a good shot of the whole neighborhood. I combined the two images like this:
The I used that image to paint the mural and make the drawing for the shirts.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Amos Goldbaum