Monthly Archives: July 2011

Substrates – ONE Night Only Gallery Show @ UNSMOKE Art Space 7/30/11

Click for more info about this ONE NIGHT ONLY (!) art show.

Hey gang! We’re in a very unique and fun gallery show that’s a ONE NIGHT ONLY gig at the iconic and very rad UNSMOKE Art Space in Braddock, PA. Yep! Pretty special. Ever wonder what that area that you see while screaming your head off on The Phantom’s Revenge at Kennywood is? BOOM. It’s Braddock.

We’ll be showing art prints and brand new, one of a kind Monoprints / Test Prints, all of which making their debut at the show.

Substrates: A Group Show will show the work of 5 contemporary Pittsburgh area artist for one rockin’ night only on Saturday, July 30th. There will be a kickass outdoor pizza oven serving up fresh deliciousness and a free event poster for the first 50 guests. Come on now!

Here are the details all nice and neat for you:

WHAT: Substrates: A Group Show Free event / 21+ to drink and / or byob

WHEN: July 30th, 2011 starting at 6pm – Midnight

WHERE: UnSmoke Systems Gallery, 1137 Braddock Ave. Braddock, PA 15104

WHO: Featured Artists:

Featured Performers:

  • Paul Dang – 720 records
  • Tom Cox – infinitestatemachine.com
  • C-Town – Rocking Horse Gallery
  • Low Space – soundcloud.com/lowspace
  • Hooley – Pittsburgh’s premier Traditional Irish Music band, brings alive the ancient and contemporary tunes and songs of Ireland, with flute, whistle, concertina, banjo, guitar and percussion. And a little poetry thrown in for good luck. Get ready to dance, or just kick back and enjoy. 7 til 8pm

Additional Fun Stuff:

  • Pizza Oven – 6 til 7pm
  • Free event poster for the first 50 guests
  • Visual installation by C-Town
  • 720 Records booth

Hope to see you there for this ONE NIGHT ONLY art event!

UNSMOKE Art Space, before the show. Click for more info & directions.


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New release: We 3 Owls Goodmorning & Goodnight, Giclee art prints Part 2!

New "We 3 Owls" giclee art print set. Click here for more info or to purchase one or both prints.

Whoooooooo loves a happy family?? We do! And so should you.

Sometimes in working on sketches for clients, we get to try out new things, and new styles that wouldn’t always be a great fit for the super labor intensive, one-color-at-a-time method of hand screenprinting as we do with our rock posters and many art prints. Sometimes those sketches move forward, sometimes they don’t. Until now that is. Rather than just let some designs die a slow, sad death in a file somewhere even though we really like the art work, we’ve been mulling over the chance to create a new line of art prints in the form of giclees.

Introducing new little family and giclee art print set, our new “We 3 Owls Good Morning” and “We 3 Owls Goodnight” diptych giclee art prints. 3 is a magic number. Yes it is. It’s a magic number. And whoooo better to represent a tight knit little family, no matter how you make it, than 3 sweet Owls?

And, in a multi-part series of blog posts, we’re announcing their release into the world. Hooray! Both prints are now available either individually or as a set now at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here. We’re flexible! These 2 prints were designed to go perfectly together, but also are fully able to stand alone as well. Hence, we are offering them for sale either individually for $20 a piece, or as a true diptych set for $35. A nice little deal!

* Extra bonus: Use the coupon code STRAWBERRYLUNABLOG10 during checkout in my Etsy shop and receive 10% off your entire order! *

New "We 3 Owls Good Morning" giclee art print. Click for more info or to purchase.

“We 3 Owls Good Morning” – What a bunch of happy Owls waking up to a fresh new day and ready to take on the world. This print is designed to look great all by itself or also in tandem with the companion print We 3 Owls Goodnight, making a diptych set.

Do you remember how when you were little, and it was nighttime, the whole world seemed like a magical, mysterious place and you couldn’t, try as you might, just fall asleep like the grown ups said? This little baby fellow below knows that feeling too.

New "We 3 Owls Goodnight" giclee art print. Click for more info or to purchase.

Our giclee prints are all printed in-house with individual care per print, using high quality, no-acid, archival Epson Premium Matte art paper and high quality Epson archival pigment inks which are guaranteed fade resistant (for at least 100 years).

Size: Printed on 11″ x 14″ paper, image area measures 6.5″ x 9.5″. Sized to be flexible so that you can use either frame the print as is with a nice wide border, with an 11×14 sized frame, or you easily trim down the border area so that it can fit or 8.5 x 11 or 8×10 sized standard frame quite easily. If you would like, I can also do this for you!

Both prints are now available either individually for $20 or as a perfect set for $35 at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here. Hope that you enjoy!

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Reminder: strawberryluna @ The LA Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, come say hi!

Well, thank you so much San Francisco! We had a lovely time in your city again, but it’s time to move on down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles for some more California Dreamin’ at the Renegade Craft Fair LA on July 16th & 17th this weekend.

We’ll be selling our hand silkscreen printed fresh rock posters, new art prints, our classic hand silkscreen printed alphabet prints, t-shirts for kids and grow-ups alike and much more. in Los Angeles at booth #26 (click here to see the larger LA vendor map!)

LA Renegade Vendor & booth map, with strawberryluna at #26. Click to see a larger version.

As always the Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair will have tons of amazing vendors and lots of super cool and crafty free demos and special events. Renegade Craft Fair is always FREE to attend and super family & pet friendly. No, really. So come on out to one, or both 🙂 We’d love to see you there! Details below, cause we’re friendly & helpful like that.

When: July 16th & 17th from 11am – 7pm both days.

Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park, aka The Cornfields.  Click here for info & directions.

What: Over 200 amazing vendors (<– Click to see the full list of artists & crafters for Los Angeles) of handmade goods, interactive craft workshops by Power & Light Press, Professor Pincushion, Sew LA, Swap-o-rama-rama, The Urban Craft Center, Side Street Projects, & more! DJing and music by the awesome KXLU and Amoeba Music! And the Second Acts Animal Rescue will be on hand raising awareness and funds for their incredible work with animals. Delicious food and beverages by  fantastic local food trucks and restaurants from the LA area. There will also be FREE raffles of some of the work for sale from the Renegade Handmade shop in Chicago too. Yay! Click here for more info!

Cost: FREE! Totally, completely and awesomely FREE to attend.

See you there!

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New release: Giclee art prints Part 1: Ghost Ship By Day & Ghost Ship by Night

2 new giclee prints, Ghost Ship By Day & Ghost Ship By Night, both sold either separately or as a diptych set. Click for info or to purchase prints.

As designers and illustrators for hire, we’ve been getting more into more really fun and cool non-silkscreen printed work this year. Sometimes in working on sketches for clients, we get to try out new things, and new styles that wouldn’t always be a great fit for the super labor intensive, one-color-at-a-time method of hand screenprinting as we do with our rock posters and many art prints. Sometimes those sketches move forward, sometimes they don’t. Until now that is. Rather than just let some designs die a slow, sad death in a file somewhere even though we really like the art work, we’ve been mulling over the chance to create a new line of art prints in the form of giclees.

And, in a multi-part series of blog posts, we’re announcing their release into the world. Hooray!

Part 1, Ghost Ship By Day and Ghost Ship By Night, a 2-print diptych set. These 2 prints were designed to go perfectly together, but also are fully able to stand alone as well. Hence, we are offering them for sale either individually for $20 a piece, or as a true diptych set for $35. A nice little deal!

* Extra bonus: Use the coupon code STRAWBERRYLUNABLOG10 during checkout in my Etsy shop and receive 10% off your entire order! *

New giclee art print, "Ghost Ship By Day". Click for more info or to purchase a print.

I have a thing for Ghost Ships, especially the spooky ones. From reading stories about the famous Marie Celeste as child to The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, ships adrift without a crew, carried on the whims of the sea and the winds have long fascinated me.

In this original illustration “Ghost Ship By Day”, there’s the nice bright, Daylight aspect of a journey. Setting out, high hopes and sun fill this illustration.

Below is “Ghost Ship By Night”, the second of a 2-part image showing the Night time aspect of an ocean voyage. Shrouded in moonlight and mystery, this Ghost Ship print moves ever on alone.

Many Ghost Ships roamed the seas alone for months or even years, seeing many suns rise and set in their solitary journeys without a living crew.

Both prints are available individually or as a set now at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here.

New giclee art print, "Ghost Ship By NIGHT". Click for more info or to purchase a print.

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West Coast Renegade San Fran & LA Fairs, here we come!

Click for more info about and directions to both San Francisco and Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fairs!

California Dreamin’, that’s us this month. We’re taking the big step of doing not just one, but TWO Renegade Craft Fair shows on the beautiful California coastline! That’s right! We’ll be at both the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair on July 9th & 10th and then we’re heading down the Pacific Coast Highway, taking the scenic and slow route to Los Angeles for the next installment of the Renegade Craft Fair LA on July 16th & 17th the following weekend too. It’s truly a business and pleasure trip and we’re super duper excited.

We’ll be at both shows selling our hand silkscreen printed fresh rock posters, new art prints, our classic hand silkscreen printed alphabet prints, t-shirts for kids and grow-ups alike and much more. For San Francisco we’ll be at Booth #35 (click here to see the larger SF vendor map!) And then for Los Angeles we’ll be at booth #26 (click here to see the larger LA vendor map!)

San Francisco Renegade Vendor & booth map, with strawberryluna at #35. Click to see a larger version.

LA Renegade Vendor & booth map, with strawberryluna at #26. Click to see a larger version.

As always both the San Francisco & the Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fairs will have tons of amazing vendors and lots of super cool and crafty free demos and special events. Renegade Craft Fair is always FREE to attend and super family & pet friendly. No, really. So come on out to one, or both 🙂 We’d love to see you there! Details for each show below, cause we’re friendly & helpful like that 🙂

Click here for more info about & directions to Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco!

Details for San Francisco Renegade

When: July 9th & 10th from 11am – 7pm both days.

Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavillion right on the Bay! Click here for info & directions.

What: Over 200 amazing vendors (<– Click to see the full list of artists & crafters for San Francisco) of handmade goods, interactive craft workshops by The Museum Of Craft & Design and Accessorize With Small Toys & more! Delicious food and beverages by Tante’s, Ms. D’s Fabulous Catering and Neetos Café. Click here for more info!

Cost: FREE! Totally, completely and awesomely FREE to attend.

Click here for more info about & directions to Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles!

Details for Los Angeles Renegade

When: July 16th & 17th from 11am – 7pm both days.

Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park, aka The Cornfields.  Click here for info & directions.

What: Over 200 amazing vendors (<– Click to see the full list of artists & crafters for Los Angeles) of handmade goods, interactive craft workshops by Power & Light Press, Professor Pincushion, Sew LA, Swap-o-rama-rama, The Urban Craft Center, Side Street Projects, & more! DJing and music by the awesome KXLU and Amoeba Music! And the Second Acts Animal Rescue will be on hand raising awareness and funds for their incredible work with animals. Delicious food and beverages by  fantastic local food trucks and restaurants from the LA area. There will also be FREE raffles of some of the work for sale from the Renegade Handmade shop in Chicago too. Yay! Click here for more info!

Cost: FREE! Totally, completely and awesomely FREE to attend.

See you there!

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Screwball Press 20th Anniversary short film. Yay!

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to describe what I do for a living being a screenprinter, print maker and rock poster artist. I’m not saying that this awesome short film on the amazing scene at Screwball Press Chicago (owned & operated by one of my favorite dudes around, Steve Walters) has all of that wrapped up nicely for you…

But, I am saying that this is a great peek into the lives of rock poster artists, screenprinters, the incredible Chicago print community, and some of our favorite fellow poster artists. It’s so rad seeing some of your friends, who happen to be mentors and design heroes get the attention they well deserve. You go kids!

I hope that you enjoy this short documentary by Sara Evans & Daily Planet Productions, Ltd. highlighting Screwball Press and a slice of the Chicago screenprinting community!

Produced by Daily Planet Productions
Edited / Directed by Sara Evans
Camera / Sound by Tom Bluett
Production Assistants: Travis Heberling, Karen Wittekind
Music by Cool Devices

 

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New poster released: Sara Bareilles Tour poster & merch suite!

3-color silkscreen Tour poster for Sara Bareilles, click for more info or to purchase.

Oh yeah! We’ve got another set of new designs to share today, and this is a fun one for sure.

Back in the late spring one day I received a convo in my Etsy shop from the lovely Sara Bareilles about doing some new merch pieces for her upcoming tours. Holy smokes! What a sweetpea. After a few backs and forth talks with the team she has, and having the pleasure of seeing her play live as well as have a meeting in person with her in Pittsburgh we were able to get to work on a suite of designs for this amazing artist.

Huzaah! We worked to create a series of pieces, including a new Tour Poster, tote bag and tank top for Sara Bareilles’s lively merch table.

The Tour Poster (above) is available with Sara on tour as well as in her web store here, and we have a very limited number on our site for sale as well here.

The tote bag and tank top are both available exclusively from Sara’s merch tables on tour and in her web store here, so go on over and get your bad self outfitted!

Sara Bareilles is on a major tour this summer and playing near you, check out the dates HERE.

Click for more info or to purchase this tank top!

Detail of our tank top design for Sara Bareilles. Click for more info or to purchase exclusively from her web store.

Go green & go pretty. Tote bag designed for Sara Bareilles. Click for more info or to purchase from her web store.

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