Monthly Archives: July 2010

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair reminder :)

We’ll see you there!

So excited to meet you San Francisco! Please totally introduce yourselves to us at the strawberryluna booth at Renegade Craft Fair this weekend at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion! We’ll have tons of fun new prints and posters and good time talking skills sharpened just for you. Come say hi! It’s totally FREE.

All of the important details are below, looking forward to a fun time.

And here are the details for the awesome, FREE, and always jam packed with amazing handmade work and fun people Renegade Craft Fair in SF:

Join us for the The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco on July 31 + August 1, from 11am – 7pm each day at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion!

Always FREE-TO-ATTEND – the Bay’s favorite craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will feature over 225 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation, craft-workshops , entertainment + other features!

You can expect to find all sorts of incredible handmade goods at the Fair! Get asneak-peek of who will be setting up shop at this year’s San Francisco summertime event on our Artist Page!

We encourage attendees to ride public transportation or bicycle to the Fair! If you are driving, the Fort Mason Center offers low-cost parking on site, or there is street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

Please see our FAQ for all the details, directions + lots more info!

Below is a clickable map of the Renegade Craft Fair, with some directions to my booth #26, right next to my lovely and fantastic friend Sara from girls can tell (yay!). Click to see a larger, and rotated proper version of the Vendor Map.

See? Now you can’t get lost. You’re welcome!

Come say hi! I’m booth #26! Click to rotate and see a larger map.

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New art prints released: Naptime & I Love My Books!

New 3 color hand silkscreened art print, "Naptime". (click to purchase or for more info.)

For a while now I’ve been wanting to try a new layout, a square one, and one that would fit right into an LP record frame. Well, that time has come.

It’s “Naptime”. We all get sleepy snuggly sometimes, and even natural-born enemies can be the best of friends. You just gotta let your softer side rule.

“Naptime” is the first print in that size and layout. From an illustration that I did a few weeks ago while hanging out on a lazy Sunday afternoon off, while we were totally being summer tv heads. Probably we were watching some cooking shows, or Holmes On Holmes (my new obsession) or such like television.

Anyhoo, I also decided rather than waste paper or have a weirdly shaped cast off, as the 12×12 inch size is smaller than my normal print & paper size, that I would run a smaller print at the same, 2-up. (2-up means printing 2 or more designs on the same page at the same time, cutting them down and apart after printing.) So, I did an ode to books for the secondary smaller design, as below, called “I Love My Books”. ‘Cause I do.

New 3-color (with overprints) mini art print, "I Love My Books", hand screenprinted. (click ot purchase or for more info.)

All sunny and warm, just like this summer. Both “Naptime” and  “I Love My Books” prints are now available at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here. And, for some process photographs of the hand screenprinting process, take a look below. Click on any image below to see more & get more info at my Flickr account too.

1st color, printed. (click to see a larger image, more images or for more info.)

2nd color screen taping & prep. (click to see a larger image, more images or for more info.)

Closeup of "I Love My Books" 3-color hand silkscreened art print.

Closeup of "Naptime", 3 color hand screenprinted art print.

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FS 26: Thank you Chicago!

On the road to Chicago!

Thank you so much awesome people of Chicago, Pitchfork Festival & Flatstock Poster Show!

We had a fun & pretty crazy & event filled time this past long weekend in your city. Thanks to everyone we met & talked to at Flatstock, and moreover, thanks for buying some of our work. We’re always mega appreciative and blown away by the awesome people we get to meet on these roadtrips.

Highlight bands we got to take turns to see and loved: LCD Soundsystem (!), Sleigh Bells, Pavement, and Kurt Vile. Super great sets by all, and we heard the lovely St. Vincent & Beach House & Local Natives all kick ass from afar.

The below is just a few parts of our trip, in photos. From Pittsburgh, to the Renegade Handmade store for the Rock Paper Show book release party, to the Post Family gallery for The Cantankerous Hellfighter show featuring collaborative work by our friends Delicious Design League & Aesthetic Apparatus, to Humboldt Park, The Congress Plaza Hotel, Flatstock, & everywhere in between.

See you next year!

A super neat guy from the Delicious Design / Aesthetic Apparatus show at Post Family

Yep, it was that hot.

Craig & Jason Delicious hanging out in our booth at night, at Pitchfork & Flatstock 26. Oh look, Huggies on ice! (photo courtesy of Doublenaut)

One Crazy Cop, Mark from Hero Design Studio.

A shoot of the aisle at Flatstock 26, Chicago Pitchfork Fest.

I have a major thing for manhole covers. Taken in Humboldt Park.

That Which Would Not Scrape Off: EPIC bird doo strike classes up a beautiful day.

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San Fran bound! Renegade Craft Fair SF, we’ll see you there :)

Hey lovely city of San Francisco, that I have never ever been to…can’t wait to meet you at the end of this month! That’s right, we here at strawberryluna are taking the plunge and adding another Renegade Craft Fair to our roster of craft shows that we’re doing this year. Super so duper excited to be accepted into this prestigious juried show too.

Tell me, what should do when we’re not working the booth at Renegade? I’m kind of partial to checking out the night tour of Alcatraz, as I’ve heard that it’s amazing. I’m also thinking about checking out the SF MoMA and the Cartoon Art Museum too, but welcome any suggestions. Please post comments and give us a shout out for other can’t-miss things to do and see in San Francisco, won’t you?

Anyhoo, we’re bring a TON of new art prints and Test Prints to this show, as well as anything else that we can make sit still long enough to screenprint 🙂 So please, come by and introduce yourself, say hi, and have fun with us. Hope to see you there!

And here are the details for the awesome, FREE, and always jam packed with amazing handmade work and fun people Renegade Craft Fair in SF:

Join us for the The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco on July 31 + August 1, from 11am – 7pm each day at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion!

Always FREE-TO-ATTEND – the Bay’s favorite craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will feature over 225 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation, craft-workshops , entertainment + other features!

You can expect to find all sorts of incredible handmade goods at the Fair! Get a sneak-peek of who will be setting up shop at this year’s San Francisco summertime event on our Artist Page!

We encourage attendees to ride public transportation or bicycle to the Fair! If you are driving, the Fort Mason Center offers low-cost parking on site, or there is street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

Please see our FAQ for all the details, directions + lots more info!

Below is a clickable map of the Renegade Craft Fair, with some directions to my booth #26, right next to my lovely and fantastic friend Sara from girls can tell (yay!). Click to see a larger, and rotated proper version of the Vendor Map.

See? Now you can’t get lost. You’re welcome!

Come say hi! I'm booth #26! Click to rotate and see a larger map.

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Quick Flatstock reminder! We’ll be in Chicago at Renegade & Pitchfork this weekend, buzz on by :)

Artwork by Flatstock artists Landland.

This is just a quick double reminder that strawberryluna will at Renegade Handmade’s big fun Rock Paper Show release party on Thursday from 7-9pm and then we’ll be showing & selling posters and prints at Flatstock 26 Chicago among the 50+ poster artists at the AWESOME  Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park this weekend, starting Friday at 3pm.

At Flatstock we’ll be there  debuting a giant new crop of posters and Test Prints as well as art prints and more. So please say hello when you drop by the Flatstock Poster Show at the end of the food vendors lane at Pitchfork Music Fest. We love meeting new folks at shows, big time.

Click on the following links for more details about both the Rock Paper Show release party & the whole situation for Flatstock. Hope to see you there!

To learn more about Flatstock Poster Shows, click here!

Here are the rest of the main details for Flatstock 26 ChicagoPitchfork Music Fest, 2010:

Dates: Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 18, 2010
Times: Friday: 3pm- 10pm / Saturday + Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Location: Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
(Corner of Lake St. and Ashland Ave.) Get map
And here is a map of the Festival grounds with Flatstock all called out. We just don’t want you to get lost. Click the below for a larger version!

Click for a larger version of the Pitchfork & Flatstock map!

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Now on Facebook, strawberryluna.

Yep. It’s true. There is now a ‘strawberryluna’ account page on Facebook.

I’ve had a personal account for some time now, and I’d bet a bunch of you are already my pals there. But, that page is a little more personal, you know, with rants, dumb photographs of my dog, or a weird sign, or bad (or good) food, etc.

So, now, for anyone interested in strawberryluna the studio, in addition to, or instead of Allison, the goof behind strawberryluna, feel free to add, like, friend, or ignore the strawberryluna Facebook version.

I’m sure that I will be announcing new prints and posters and work, as well as putting up process photos and the like there, and probably running silly contests and more interactive stuff through that page.

Link here if you want to like, or even just peek.

Thanks! Be nice to someone  & have a super rest of your day.

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The making of “Let It Sway” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Gol’dang we love these guys and we love this band. 2 separate but equal loves.

The super rad Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have a new record coming out next month on August 17th called “Let It Sway” and like many of their fans, I could not be more excited and full of anticipation. Nicely, as these dudes always are, they’ve put up a lovely short film about the making of this record. “Let It Sway” was produced by Chris Walla, of Death Cab For Cutie, and is the first record that SSLYBY hasn’t self-produced. From the sounds of the first single and a couple of other sneak peak listens at live shows of new songs, it hasn’t changed their sound, it’s just freed the band up to be even better than before.

Anyhoo, yay! Watch the documentary about “Let It Sway” by clicking the image above, and click the below for more information on the new record in all it’s forms (CD, vinyl, you know the drill) and from their label Polyvinyl or click here for pre-ordering.

And click to pre-order info for sslyby's "Let It Sway" from Polyvinyl.

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