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Oh happy day, ohdeedoh’s piece on our prints!

Click here to read the full post on ohdeedoh!

I woke up to a happy surprise today, the fantastic blog ohdeedoh wrote a really lovely piece on our prints! ohdeedoh is the perfect intersection of home & kid-friendly design, which is a really cool niche, as it insists on being very livable rather than high-concept focus. I love that. We’re just tickled that author  Sarah Rae Trover at ohdeedoh found our work and wrote such a fresh post about us. With the hand silkscreen printing process being so labor intensive (a “simple” 3-color print, edition of 100 takes 6-10 hours to complete), I can’t tell you how refreshing and awesome it is to see that a great blog like ohdeedoh gets it. Thank you so much!

Here is a little snippet for you:

“When it comes to artwork for children’s rooms it can be rare to find actual screen printed pieces that most parents would consider affordable. These 10 items all come in under $25 and are all handmade, layer by layer and color by color.”

With the full post right here, or click on the above image.

All of the featured prints above (and more, of course!) are available at my website here, or click any of the below images to see larger images and more information on my hand silkcreen printed art prints & posters.

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New poster released: Belle & Sebastian, UK Tour poster!

 

New Belle & Sebastian UK Tour poster, 2-color & all hand screenprinted. (Click for more info or to purchase.)

Huge big yay! So excited yet again, we just can’t help it. Belle & Sebastian are pretty much my favoritest favorite band, and have been for well close to 15 years. So, we’re beyond-all-reason-honored and thrilled to have been able to design and hand screenprint their limited edition 2010 United Kingdom Tour promotional show poster (our 4th poster for the lovelies from Glasgow).

 

Write About Love, love.

Simply put? They’re the bestest.

This time we did a blue companion poster to our North American Tour Poster (See it HERE) and the start of a love letter is my all hand screenprinted poster for the fantastic Belle & Sebastian with peacock blue and midnight black hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. An Artist’s Edition of 100 is available here, and are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) so I will have a limited few available for sale. Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This poster will be available at shows on the UK tour dates, and here as I have just a portion of the run available for sale here, so they will go quick!

Now onsale & available for purchase from my website & webstore here and also available at my Etsy shop here.

And lo! A few process photos are below, taken while hand screenprinting this poster. Click on any of the below images to see larger versions and more at my Flickr account.

 

Films waiting to be burned to make screens so I can get to printin' Belle & Sebastian's new UK Tour poster. We started bright & early! (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

Getting ready to do the very first pull on Belle & Sebastian's UK Tour poster. (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

1st color& 1st print for Belle & Sebastian's UK 2010 tour poster. (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

All done & on the rack! Note the darkness, it's a long day printing 600 posters by hand 🙂 (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

 

 

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New print released: Hello Birds 2011 Calendar!

Hand screenprinted, 9 color Hello Birds 2011 Calendar. (Click to purchase or for more info!)

 

Calendars quite something, right? They help us keep track of time, but they can also help set a mood for the day. Let’s face it, of all of the things that we look at each & every day? A least a few should make you happy just by eyeballing ’em. My 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar aims to do just that. It’s just a fresh new day with some bird friends, saying “Hello.” Pretty good start already!

Our 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar comes in 2 versions, the one that you see here on crisp white paper, and next week there will also be a version on a wintery Spearmint to be released on 12/9/10. Your choice!

This happy day scene is my 9-color, hand screenprinted silkscreen print, loaded with overprints from my hand mixed poppy red, sun orange, sky cyan and forest green water based screenprinting inks. The extra bit of magic? From 4 colors pulled, I get 9 by layering inks to make new colors. I love screenprinting! All 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar prints are hand signed. Limited Edition of 75. Size: 12 x 19 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $20

Click here to purchase this new 2011 Hello Birds Calendar from my website and/or for more information, or head on over here to my Etsy shop.

Below are some selects from the silkscreen printmaking process for this calendar too:

Click to see more photos of screenprinting, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of screenprinting in action, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of the screenprinting process in action, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of the screenprinting process, or for more info.

 

 

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New poster released: The National, in Copenhagen Denmark

New 3 color, all hand silkscreened poster for The National, in Copenhagen Denmark. (Click for more info or to purchase.)

I wish that I could make that super awesome jazzy “heist” drums sound effect music to go with this poster, you know the one right? Ahhh well!

We loooove The National and are so excited to be working with them again on a 3rd poster. This poster is a part of the official European Tour Poster series for The National, arranged by The Richard Goodall Gallery in the UK.

Designed and hand screenprinted for our pals, the super duper band The National’s show with Phosphorescent on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This poster is my all hand screenprinted show poster for The National, with scarlet-red, sparkling metallic silver, and midnight black hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. Edition: 150. 60 copies were sold on tour with the band, 15 copies will be available through the Goodall Gallery in Manchester in Britain and the remaining copies will be available here. All are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) so I will have a limited few available for sale. Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This poster was sold at the show in Copenhagen and I have just a portion of the run available for sale here, so they will go quick! Now available for purchase here at my website, or in my Etsy shop here.

Process photos are forthcoming & will be added soon 🙂 Cheers!

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New poster released: We Were Promised Jetpacks (!)

4 color, (3 screens) hand silkscreen printed poster for We Were Promised Jetpacks. (click for more info & to purchase.)

And here we go! The 3rd & final release for today, phew!

And ROMG! Do you love this band like we do? ‘Cause we sure do. If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap. And that’s pretty true as pertains to music.

This is my hand silkscreen printed poster for the super We We Promised Jetpacks‘ show with Bear Hands & Landline on July 8, 2010 at Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA. The poster was sold at the show, and I have just a small number for sale, so they will go quick!

4 color (3 screens) all hand screenprinted poster with dark yellow, magenta & space black non toxic screenprinting inks and in produced in a limited edition, this poster is signed (by me, strawberryluna) and numbered. Overprint magical secret = Where you see red, the yellow inks were overprinted by transparent magenta to make a hot red. Yep! Edition: 105. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. I design & hand screenprint my prints and posters. If you have any questions, just let me know.

This poster was super fun to print, and it’s so awesome that We We Promised Jetpacks totally brang it for the show too. See them live DARN IT.

We Were Promised Jetpacks poster is now available from my website here.

Process photos below for you from my Flickr account, with plenty more photos there too. Click away!

Coffee and starting to do color tests and registering for We Were Promised Jetpacks. Click for more process photos and info.

1st color ink flooded in the screen, ready to print. Click for more process photos & info.

2nd color, with overprints making red showing, of my 4 color hand screenprinted poster for We Were Promised Jetpacks. (click for more process photos or info.)

Close up of the textures! 4 color, hand screenprinted poster for We Were Promised Jetpacks. Click for more process photos & info.


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New art print released: Summer Cardinal, the 3rd 2010 Seasons Print

4 color, all hand screenprinted art print "Summer Cardinal". (click for more info or to purchase)

Huzzah! It’s summer, fully. The 2nd of 3 new releases today, this is my Summer Cardinal art print. And I have to be honest, it’s been done printed, cut, and ready to fly home since the first day of summer. Mea culpa on the slow to blog it here (in)action.

But, summer is all about being laid back right? Right. Sweet.

Quick story about this print. It was originally designed as a 5-color print, with a transparent metallic gold ink as the last layer. Somehow in my head, rather than expecting the metallic gold to work as a true transparent ink and blend with the pink base/1st color to make a new color (in this case, a peachy coral), I thought that it would sit on top. Essentially making a misty soft metallic gold overlay all subtly sparkly.

Yeah….no. Nope. (See last photo below.) I pulled two prints and decided to stop there, making this a 4 color print.

That’s screenprinting!

Summer Cardinal is a part of my new Seasons series. This is the seventh print in series of seasonal prints that I’ll be releasing. Ready? Here’s the mind-blowing part = there will be 4 per year. Crazy, right?

This year for the Seasons series, in 2010 I am doing things a little differently, rather than making a new image for each season, I’ve decided to follow the same bright red fellow in the same scene, across all 4 seasons. And here for Summer Cardinal, in honor of the softer, breezier and warmer life of summer, our little red fellow is enjoying the gathering sunset of a lovely night ahead in twilight pinks.

Summer Cardinal is my 4-color, all hand screenprinted art print with tender summer night pink, bark brown, scarlet red, fresh-leaf green hand mixed and non-toxic water based inks. All prints are hand signed and titled. Edition of 500. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $25.

This print is ready to fly home with you and available for purchase here at my website now!

Process shots of my hand screenprinting this print are below for you as well. Click any of the images to see more information and to see more photos from my Flickr account too.

1st color registering for my 4-color "Summer Cardinal" hand screenprinted art print. Click to see more process photos and for more info.

Just a lil guy. Click for more process photos and more info.

2nd color printed, and my printing apron, from Etsy seller Amievoltaire. Click for more process photos and more info.

The 5th color FIAL. Click for more info and more process photos.

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New poster released: Jackie Kashian CD release party poster

3 color, hand screenprinted poster for Jackie Kashian. (click for more info & to purchase.)

The first in a slew of new releases. Ok. Well, if 3 new releases can be a slew, then call me Seattle.

Jackie Kashian is a danged funny person. No, really, check out her newest CD release It Is Never Going To Be Bread or a live show to prove me wrong. Go ahead, I’ll wait. ‘Cause you won’t be able to prove me wrong. And this poster is for her new CD release party set of shows in Minneapolis, MN on June 22- 26th, 2010 at Acme Comedy Company.

This kitty-kitty at an ophthalmology appointment my all hand screenprinted poster for super rad Jackie Kashian’s CD Release party shows at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis. It’s my 3-color, scene of a poster with bright red, sensible beige and black cat black, hand mixed and non-toxic water based screenprinting inks.

Like all of my posters, this limited edition silkscreen poster is signed (by me) and numbered in a limited edition of 80. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. This poster was available from Jackie Kashian, at her CD Release party shows and then it will also be available for $20 + shipping & handling from Dan Schlissel at  Stand Up Records, her CD/record label’s website thereafter, contact Stand Up Records:

Website: http://www.standuprecords.com
Email: Dan Schlissel – ismista [ a t ] yahoo dot com

And! Would I forget some process photos? Come on. Below and always more over in my Flickr account.

1st color screen, ready to print. Click to see more process photos.

3rd color about to be printed. Click to see more process photos.

Detail of kitty-face. Click for more process photos.

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