Strawberryluna

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Dates:Times:

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.

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.

Rock Paper Show book: Chicago Release Party

The new Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 book.

Kicking off our long weekend in Chicago for Flatstock Poster Show at the Pitchfork Music Fest, the great crew from  Soundscreen Design & Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 book are having a party this week, and you’re invited.

Come out for the Chicago release party for Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 at our superfriends shop, the Renegade Handmade store  in the Wicker Park neighborhood on Thursday, July 15 from 7-9pm. The book, posters and collaborators will be on site. And we’re quite excited to be finally getting to visit the Renegade Handmade store since it’s one of the biggest carriers of my prints and posters. Totally can’t wait! So if you live in Chicago, or are in Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival or just love gigposters, come say “hi”!  We’ll be there hanging out, chatting with everyone, and yeah…probably shopping a little bit too :)

What’s the connection you ask? We’re super proud to have a nice set of  Flatstock posters featured in this really rad new book, including an exclusive poster designed just for this book all about Flatstock Poster Shows. Read more about the book and why we love it here!

Hope to see you there. For more info and directions to the Renegade Handmade store click here.

Flatstock Chicago & Pitchfork Music Fest: July 16-18, come say hi!

Artwork by Flatstock artists Landland.

For us, summer time means a lot of things, and one of them is what we like to call “carny season”. Yep. That’s right, I just called us carnies. We do a lot of craft shows and poster shows, aka Flatstocks all through the spring & summer and travel around the country to participate in them. And? We love it.

One of our favorite shows is coming up this weekend, hooray! It’s the Chicago Flatstock 26, which happens during the super dupes Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, smack in the middle of Chicago. We’ll be there showing a giant new crop of posters and Test Prints as well as art prints and more. So please say hello when you drop by Flatstock! We love meeting new folks at shows, big time.

Pitchfork Fest’s line up is seriously kickass this year, and even cooler, Flatstock 26 Chicago is 3 days long now too running from Friday July 16th through Sunday July 18th. While the Flatstock Poster Show is free and wide open to the tens of thousands of Pitchfork Festival attendees, you do need a ticket to attend Pitchfork Fest.

AND! If you are going to be at Pitchfork, don’t forget to enter this FREE CONTEST to win a huge stack of posters from your favorite poster artists! For more info & to enter to win, simply click here! *Winner must be present to claim their prize.*

The Flatstock Poster Show series is presented by the American Poster Institute (API), of which all Flatstock artists are members. Flatstock is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. Most posters and the rock poster artists who show at Flatstocks are working in the silkscreen mediums, often using hand printed techniques and are working for current bands and musical artists.

To learn more about Flatstock Poster Shows, click here!

Here are the rest of the main details for Flatstock 26 Chicago & Pitchfork 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

Flatstock 26 Chicago Participating Poster Artists (subject to change):
  • Aesthetic Apparatus
  • Casey Burns
  • Clinton Reno
  • Crash Design (Mike King)
  • Cricket Press
  • Crosshair
  • David V. D’Andrea Illustration/Andrew Crawshaw-Broken Press (split)
  • Delicious Design League
  • Diana Sudyka
  • DKNG
  • Doublenaut
  • Furturtle Showprints
  • GIGART
  • Gigposters.com
  • Ground-Up
  • Hero Design Studio
  • Johnny Sampson/Ryan Duggan (split)
  • Josh Rickun/Kyle Baker (split)
  • Kevin Tong Illustration
  • Kill Hatsumomo Designs/Dead Meat Design (split)
  • Kollective Fusion
  • Landland
  • Lil’ Tuffy
  • Madpixel
  • Michael Michael Motorcycle
  • Mike Budai
  • Mile 44
  • Miss Amy Jo
  • My Associate Cornelius
  • Pink Slip Press
  • Popfuel
  • Sandusky Bay Poster Works
  • Screwball Press
  • Sonnenzimmer
  • strawberryluna
  • The Bird Machine
  • The Bubble Process
  • The Bungaloo
  • The Decoder Ring Design Concern
  • The Silent Giants
  • The Small Stakes
  • Tiny Media Empire
  • Vahalla Studios
  • Will Ruocco Art & Design

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.


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.

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.

Brand new Flatstock blog debuts with a bang! HUGE poster Giveaway Contest

If you read this blog regularly, or visit GigPosters.com, or are into the modern rock poster movement, you’ve (at the very least) heard of  “Flatstocks“. But what all are they and how can you learn more, or keep up on which Flatstocks are where & when?

Via the new Flatstock Blog! HUZZAH!!

The new Flatstock Blog is a clearinghouse of sorts for up-to-date information on upcoming Flatstock Poster Shows, with lists of attending artists, time & date & location details, and that’s just the start. The Flatstock Blog is debuting with the following super posts:

Click here to enter the HUGE Poster Pack Giveaway at Flatstock 26!!

Coming soon to the Flatstock Blog there will be profiles, interviews, special sneak peaks at new Flatstock Artists’ projects and tons more in the coming months, so keep an eye on the new Flatstock Blog. Visit by clicking the banner above or right here!

Related Flatstock links:

Flatstock on Facebook

Flatstock on Twitter

Flatstock on Myspace

Flastock Blog

American Poster Institute

About Flatstock Poster Shows:

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.

The API is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving poster artists and promoting the art form. Both the API and its FLATSTOCK series were organized in 2002 as a result of conversations between interested artists and supporters frequenting the popular web site GigPosters.com. The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. This is as true today as it was in San Francisco during the Sixties.

The FLATSTOCK shows provide the general public with an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who’ve created it — they provide the API with a way to present the poster artists collectively while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent.

Up There: Hand painted advertisments, alive and beautiful.

This 12+ minute documentary speaks for itself. So, just take a break and watch sign & advertisement painters work the old fashioned way. Total badasses.

Click the above to watch Malcolm Murray’s absolutely cool and beautiful short film Up There and follow the tough & crazy talented painters of  Sky High Murals work on a new, hand painted ad in NYC for Stella Artois. If you have a love for design, all things hand done, the past, present. & future all balled up into one, or frankly, if you have eyeballs, you’ll dig this. Fully.
Click any of the images below to learn more about Up There.