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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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Quick Reminder – I Made It! Holiday Market Friday & Saturday @Bakery Square

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Just a zippy reminder about the I Made It! For The Holidays show this weekend at Bakery Square in Shadyside.

It’s our last show of  2011 and we’re looking forward to going out with a bang. We’ll be vending with over 80 other artisans and crafty makers of awesome all offering our handmade works for sale for the holidays Handmade makes for special and fun holiday gifting!

The shopping & holiday festivities will include over 80 artisans, demonstrations, music and merriment as shoppers warm up from the cold, see friends and make new ones, and best of all, cross all of the names off of their holiday shopping lists.

The Import Details:

FREE to attend & FREE Garage & Lot Parking too!

What: I Made It! For The Holidays, arts & crafts show featuring handmade works of awesome.

Where: Bakery Square,  Ground Floor, 6725 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 View Map · Get Directions

When:

  • Friday December 2nd from 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday December 3rd from 11am – 6pm

Why: Because Handmade Is Best.

Bakery Square by night. I Made It Market is on the ground floor. Easy to find!

ABOUT I Made It! Market :

I Made It! Market is a nomadic indie crafts marketplace. We provide opportunities for local artisans to bring their wares to market and we partner with non-profit, arts and community groups to raise awareness and funds for their causes.


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Handmade Arcade This Saturday!

Hooray! It’s the super rad and awesome Handmade Arcade For The Holidays time!

We love love LOVE this incredible Pittsburgh craft show and are looking forward to this Saturday when it all gets awesome! Handmade Arcade For The Holidays is chock full of handmade work by tons of local and national working artists. Handmade Is Best!

We’ll have lots of new goodies like new prints, posters, Alphabet Prints and t-shirts (expertly hand printed by our BFFs at Commonwealth Press) and more. So come say hi! We’re booth #18 (see map below!) just on the left when you enter the show 🙂

Hope to see you there Pittsburgh!

Fun times at HA in April 2011

The Details: 

HANDMADE ARCADE
FOR THE HOLIDAYS

SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2011
11 AM – 7 PM

EARLY BIRDIE ENTRANCE AT 10 AM

Handmade Arcade returns to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown with Handmade Arcade for the Holidays. Shoppers can expect even more great handcrafted, indie merchandise, plus:
• Free admission
• Over 150 vendors, local and from out-of-state
• Easy to get to: close to many bus lines and the T; on-site garage
parking; also accessible by foot, bike or even watercraft
• More space than ever: wide aisles, extra vendor room
• Early Birdie passes
• Refreshments on-site
• Hands-on Handmade activities

Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s largest indie craft fair, now in its seventh year. The annual Handmade Arcade was created to give grassroots, independent crafters an opportunity to show and sell their wares, and to provide an alternative to traditional craft and art fairs.

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We’re Crafty Bastards! See you in DC this Saturday!

Hoooray! It’s one of the funnest crafty road trips of the year for us, and we’re talking about hitting the highway for the amazing Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday 10/1 in our nation’s capital, Washington DC.

We’re just tickled to be vendors this year once more in one of the best shows in the country. What what now? Check out the Crafty Bastards for tons of info to all of your questions. Synopsis from the Crafty Bastards website:

What is Crafty Bastards all about? Check out our official video from the 2010 fair!

Visit the online vendor gallery for a preview of the artists that will be selling their handmade goods this year. You can even connect with some of your favorites on Facebook or Twitter, make purchases from their online shops and cast a vote for the vendor you deem the Craftiest Bastard of 2011. Or, simply drool over the all the eye candy and while you compile your handmade shopping list.

Download the map and booth listings so you can take note if your favorite vendors are close by each other or if you’ll need to hustle to hit up your favorite folks before the crowds all rush in.

Click here to get more tips for planning your Crafty day of fun! And, be on the look out for the official Crafty Bastards Event Guide in this week’s Washington City Paper. Don’t miss it!

Keep up-to-date with the latest Crafty Bastards happenings on our blog, follow@CraftyBastards on Twitter, and join our email list by entering your email address in the box to the right. ——–>

Questions? Email craftybastards [at] washingtoncitypaper.com.

Important Details:

What: Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair , one of the biggest indie craft festivals in the country with over 150 vendors this year.

Where: Washington, DC at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & California in the Adam’s Morgan neighborhood.  Google Maps

 

  • We’re booth number 155, on the outer tennis courts on the corner.

When: Saturday 10/1 /11. ONE DAY ONLY!

Cost: Crafty Bastards is FREE to attend! Silly.

Here’s a map  (click the image to see a larger version) of the festival grounds at the Marie Reed Learning Center in the Adam’s Morgan section of DC, at 18th & California:

Click to see the full size version of this map. strawberryluna, booth 155!

Click here to see the complete vendor & map list.

Can’t wait to see you on Saturday DC!

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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago – here we come!

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On the road again! Hello Chicago! We’ve been so busy working on new things & packing that we almost forgot to post about our next craft fair, the awesome and 9th annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. We’ll be in attendance and vending from our booth, #23, check the maps below, and we just can’t wait to see The Windy City again and be a part of the amazing Renegade Craft Fair once again this year.

Renegade Craft Fair is such a special and amazing, totally FREE event featuring over 300 artists working in just about every Handmade field and medium you can imagine. We’ll be among those lining 6 full blocks on Division St. in Wicker Park with a whole slew of fresh new prints, posters, and the debut of a new line of t-shirts for the little ones and the grown ups too. Yep! Come one, come all.

So drop by booth #23 and say hello!

Detail map, click for the full Renegade Craft Fair Map!

The Super Important Details:

What:  Renegade Craft Fair Chicago is always free-to-attend, Chicago’s biggest and best indie-craft eventwill feature over 300 of today’s brightest makers of handmade goodslive entertainment,hands-on crafting workshops and so much more! Foodbeverages and libations will also be available!

Where: Chicago, IL in Wicker Park on Division St. from Damen to Paulina. 6 huge blocks!

When: 11am – 7pm both Saturday & Sunday September 10th & 11th, 2011.

Why: Because Handmade Is Best. At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home + garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath + body products, and so much more!!

Check out the amazing artists who will be participating in this year’s Fair! For more information, click here to see the full description by the Renegade Craft Fair. See you there!

Sneak peak at 2 new art prints debuting at Renegade in Chicago.

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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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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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