Defunct & Dead Blog – DO NOT Follow This Version!

 

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Click HERE to follow our new blog & site!

It will only end in tears. That’s right. This version of the strawberryluna blog is now dead.

We closed this one in March of 2012 and opened a far better version at our new website here.

All of our blog’s history & content are at our blog’s new home. No reason to hang around this haunt anymore :)

If you’d like to keep following our work & studio, please hit the handy “Follow” button on the top left-hand side of our new blog here. Thank you!

DO NOT follow this version. You will be sad & lonely.

Click HERE to follow our new blog & site!

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Brand New strawberryluna Website Debut!

We have a brand new look! Come take take a peek at the all-new strawberryluna.com and see for yourself.

With the expert help of our pals Val & Jason Head at North Maple Media, everything strawberryluna has been well-tidied, re-organized, streamlined and freshened up.

  • We have a full Portfolio section with the bulk of all of our poster, illustration, commercial and art print work in nice neat sections.
  • There’s a brand new Shop where only the freshest and available items appear. Come visit The Shop here!
  • Our new blog is now integrated into our new site, so if you are a current subscriber to this (now old) blog, please go on over to the new blog and join up there. Sorry for the inconvenience – as yet, we don’t know of another, easier way to migrate folks over to the new blog.
  • There’s a fancy new FAQ page too that covers many of the questions we receive the most. Get your learn on here.

I hope that you love the new site as much as we do! We’re still going to tinker away at a few bits so  please let us know what you think, and leave comments for us! Hope that you dig.

And, for a limited time only for all of you OG readers and subscribers we’re offering a 20% discount in our new shop! Just enter the code FRESHNEWLOOK at checkout in our new webstore here!

*Discount Code valid until 4/16/12.

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Our Fab.com sale starts TODAY!

Click to visit our Fab.com sale!

Extra! Extra!

We’re having a new sale on Fab.com! Our sale starts today Wednesday 3/21 at 11am and runs through Monday 3/26. For 5 lightning quick days we’ll be featured on the amazing design-centric, membership only Fab.com.

Membership at Fab.com is 100% FREE. Use this handy sign up link if you aren’t already a member! We are, because we’re not just sellers at Fab.com. we’re also buyers. Seriously!

If you’re not familiar, here’s how Fab works:

  • With special discounts to Fab.com members of 30% – 40%  off of our day-to-day retail, there will be tons of great deals will be available on our hand silkscreen printed  art prints, super soft tees for adults and infants will be available for just 120 hours. But only to Fab.com members.

Fab.com is a member-only, extremely well curated design+art shopping site featuring flash sales of 120-hour duration with special deals, available exclusively at Fab.com.

Not already a member? Why not silly, it’s FREE! To get a your free Fab.com account use this invite link and see what the fuss is about. 

Don’t forget, our sale runs for just 120 hours and starts TODAY Wednesday 3/21 and ends Monday 3/26, and once the sale is over, done, and gone….BOOM! It’s gone forever.

Click to visit our Fab.com sale!

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New print released: Bird Dog & Bird

Sometimes a great moment happens…

And if you are lucky, it’s right in front of you. Bird Dog & Bird is our newest, all hand silkscreen printed art print of just such an instant. And why couldn’t these two be the best of friends? Stranger things have happened!

  • Hand pulled screen print. 4 colors from 3 screens with bright teal hound dog blue, warm and transparent burnt orange and cocoa brown water based silkscreen non-toxic inks.
  • Edition of 105, hand signed, titled and numbered.
  • Size: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 cm x 55.9 cm.)
  • Printed onto archival, no-acid, recycled content, American made Cougar Opaque White, 100lb cover weight.

This print fits beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame (as shown above), or into an 18″ x 24″ frame with a matte.

“Bird Dog & Bird” is now available in my Etsy shop here, and…soon to be available in my new website & webstore! OMG! 

Check out some photographs from the hand screen printing process of this print below. To see more process photos, visit my Flickr account.

Getting ready to print the first color, "Bird Dog & Bird" screen print.

1st color on our "Bird Dog & Bird" silkscreen art print.

2nd color on our "Bird Dog & Bird" silkscreen art print.

3rd & final color on our "Bird Dog & Bird" silkscreen art print. All done!

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Flatstock 33, SXSW, movie premiere & HGTV poster news!

Flatstock, in Austin TX during SXSW Music Festival

Here we go!

The very first Flatstock Rock Poster Convention of 2012 is right around the corner and we’re getting all of our posters, prints, tees, test prints and thingamajigs into gear. We’re chomping at the bit and rarin’ to go with lots of new work to show at first taste of Spring and favorite Texas town during the amazing SXSW Music Festival.

Flatstock 33 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 14-17 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won’t want to leave empty handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.

This year is just slightly more exciting than ever with a couple of added events in Texas.

  • Wednesday 3/14: Hot gig poster printing awesomeness! We were commissioned by the HGTV network to design a poster for one of 4 showcase nights of great music they will be hosting at SXSW at their beautifully renovated venue, The Studio. Our silkscreen poster (see the design below) will be hand printed on-site by Andy MacDougall of Squeegeeville with the help of Austin’s own Coronado Studio during the opening night of The Studio on Wednesday 3/14 and we’ll be there too, signing posters and they are completed and handing them out to the first 300 folks at the show.  (Note, you must be a registered SXSW participant to attend The Studio showcase shows.) The bands appearing for Wednesday night’s showcase are:  Say HiYoung OrchidsOh MercySean Bones, The Pierces & Girl In A Coma. For more info about HGTV’s The Studio, full band and poster artist list click here.

This limited edition, hand silkscreen printed poster will be available exclusively at The Studio by HGTV on 3/14 during the show.

  • Thursday 3/15: We will be appearing at the SXSW Film Festival Premiere of the poster documentary film Just Like Being There by director Scout Shannon on March 15th at 4:15pm at The Vimeo Theater (inside the Convention Center at 201 Trinity St.) and Allison will be speaking after the Premiere in a Q & A session with a selection of other Flatstock posters artists who also appear in the film.

The Details!

Who: Over 100 working rock poster artists from all around the globe. Click here for the list of Flatstock 33 participating artists.

Where: Flatstock 33 at SXSW in the Austin Convention Center on Level 1 – Ballrooms A, B, C – same place as last year!

When:

  • Wednesday 3/14 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 3/15 – Saturday 3/17 11:00am – 6:00pm

What: The FLATSTOCK poster show series is presented by the American Poster Institute (API). It is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today and happens  4-6 times a year with scheduled shows in Austin, TX at SXSW, Barcelona Spain during Primavera Music Festival, Chicago, IL during Pitchfork Music Festival, Seattle WA at Bumbershoot Fest, and in Hamburg Germany during the Reeperbahn Festival.

If you are in Austin for SXSW we hope to see you at the amazing Flatstock Rock Poster Convention, so come say hello!

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“Elephants In The Trees” – Our Test Print Gallery Show At Rotofugi!

Hello friends!

We have some exciting news on the fine art front that we’ve been dying to share for over a year. And now the time has come!

The fantastic Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago, IL is home to our new Gallery show of 16 hand silkscreened Test Prints / Monoprints as well as a brand new black & white silkscreen, monochromatic, oversized, 2-art-print-set. Our show, “Elephants In The Trees”, opens on Friday January 13,  2012. But don’t be scared, Friday the 13th is always a lucky day for Allison, she was born on one.

What’s a Test Print, aka a Monoprint? Glad you asked! It’s a form of absolutely one-of-a-kind printmaking. A great definition from Wikipedia:

“Monoprints are known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques; it is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.  Monoprints may also involve elements that change, where the artist reworks the image in between impressions or after printing so that no two prints are absolutely identical.”

We’re absolutely thrilled, nervous, and excited all at once. Allison is almost always working on a tall stack of silkscreen Test Prints in the studio with each new print run. However, they rarely see the light of day publicly. Especially over the past year while she has been working on a suite of individual prints for this Gallery show in particular. And this is a first, with the debut not only of most of these absolutely one-of-a-kind monoprints but also of a new oversized 2-print set, (expertly printed by our friends at Delicious Design League). All prints on display will be for sale exclusively through the Rotofugi Gallery, both in person and online.

And here’s the thing, we can’t show you much before the Opening on Friday January 13th, 2012 BUT! You can totally sign up for the Rotofugi Gallery’s preview email list RIGHT HERE and get a beautiful eyeful of this (and any upcoming shows) special private preview and see the artwork for yourself before the general public. Trust us, this makes trying to buy original art and one-of-a-kind pieces far easier. ‘Cause once they are sold ‘cuz, they’re gone forevers.

Until then, here’s a little sneak-peek teaser of just a few of our 16 silkscreen printed, individual, one-of-a-kind Test Prints in the our upcoming show.

We hope to see you there on Friday, January the 13th at the opening reception!

Sneak-peek at just a few of our Monoprints to be shown at Rotofugi.

The Gallery Show Details

Elephants in the Trees: Silk Screen Monoprints & Art Prints by strawberryluna

  • Opening Reception at Rotofugi: Friday, January 13, 2011, 7-10PM
  • Rotofugi Exhibition Dates: January 13 – February 5, 2012
  • Rotofugi Location: 2780 Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Rotofugi Phone: 773-868-3308
  • Google Map

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Welcome 2012!

Hello 2012! We’re so glad to meet ya.

And to make you feel right at home, here’s a beloved classic that influenced us as kids, even to this day. Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, in it’s entirety. Baby New Year! Rudolph! Father Time!

We hope that your New Year 2012 is bright and the best yet.

Enjoy!

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