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Richmond Spring Bada Bing 2016!

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Spring is springing finally! And that means it’s Richmond Craft Mafia Spring Bada-Bing Time y’all. We are heading to Richmond, VA for our first show of the year on April 16th in Richmond, VA at the super fun Hardywood Park Craft Brewing. This coming Saturday (only!) April 16th come join us in celebrating the return of Spring with a lovely, highly curated selection of 40+ vendors of handmade & handcrafted wares.

We will be outside under the big tent with lots of hand printed silkscreen rock posters, art prints and nursery decor.

As always Spring Bada-Bing is FREE to attend and a family friendly event!

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Sip a craft beer and shop over 40 vendors, featuring wide variety of work in categories such as clothing, accessories, plush toys, jewelry, pottery, bath and body products, 2-D art, food gifts and much more!

Join the movement and buy handmade!

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Merry Christmas To All!

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Hello Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH September 18-19-20!

Screen shot 2015-09-02 at 2.59.15 PMHello new Country Living Fair Friends, we are on the way! This September marks our 1st ever appearance at the amazing Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH, and we can’t wait! We will have our Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Art Prints, Cardinal Seasons Prints, Lunchbags and more on hand, as well as new pieces in the big & airy Tent 3. So come on out and enjoy the day with us!

Country Living Fair is a great big show and sale of antiques, vintage, “Made in America” crafts, art, furniture, home decor, handcrafted clothing and jewelry and so much more. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine and their guests, attend seminars and how-tos, see artisan demonstrations, shop the Harvest & Gourmet Market, and gather ideas and inspiration.

Presented by Country Living Magazine, the event offers visitors the opportunity to fully experience the “Country Living” lifestyle and meet the editors of Country Living Magazine in a charming 19th century village setting at Ohio Village in Columbus, OH.

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(Photo by Kelly Stuart)

Please note that Country Living Fair is a ticketed event. Admission is available at the door each day or, you may pre-purchase early-bird, one-day, and/or three-day passes, starting at $13 here.

Vendors: See the list of vintage, handmade, and food sellers for 2015!

Additional features include Country Living’s kitchen and main stages with cooking demos and presentations by the editors and their guests, Plus book signings and crafting and how-to demonstrations throughout the fair every day, all day.

Want to know more? Check the details below and watch a video about the Fairs here!

  • Who: Over 200 vendors of handmade items as well as vintage and antique finds as well.
  • What: Expect to find 200+ booths stocked with handcrafted  Made In America maker goods, antiques, vintage and upcycled wares.
  • When: Friday September 18th – Sunday September 20th – Open 10 to 5 each day.
  • Where: The Columbus Country Living Fair is held rain or shine in tents and outdoors in the quaint, historic Ohio Village at the Ohio History Center. Get directions to and learn more about the Ohio Village

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Dreaming of Cougar Paper & Domtar with strawberryluna

Detail of Domtar & Cougar Paper's new campaign "Dream" featuring strawberryluna!

Detail of Domtar & Cougar Paper’s new campaign “Dream” featuring strawberryluna!

Introducing part of a project that we’ve been dying to share! Lil ol’ strawberryluna was selected by Domtar, the makers of our beloved workhorse Cougar Paper which we use almost exclusively for our silkscreen prints & posters, to be featured in a year-long ad campaign for Cougar throughout 2013.

"Dream" promotion of Cougar Paper by Domtar, featuring strawberryluna.

“Dream” promotion of Cougar Paper by Domtar, featuring strawberryluna.

The ads will be featured in design magazines like HOW Design, Communications Arts, Print, Applied Arts, Graphic Design USA, Printing Impressions, Design Edge, CANVAS and more in 2013. We’re beyond bowled over and thrilled to be partnered with our favorite paper, Cougar this year.

We’ve been using Cougar Paper and talking about this paper’s virtues for years, both in our silkscreen printmaking work and in more commercial printing projects. Domtar and Cougar are internationally recognized for their commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices. And Cougar specifically is an acid-free, archival and certified ecologically responsible paper. So what’s not to love? That’s what we think.

To that end, here’s an interview we did recently with the new Cougar Paper Community site.

Photo courtesy of Joey Kennedy.

Photo courtesy of Joey Kennedy.

The new Cougar Paper Community site is a new space where designers and artists join the community to interact and submit example pieces utilizing Cougar Paper, request samples, take part in promos and more.

Yay for Cougar making our prints and posters bright!

I Made It! Holiday Market 12/2 & 12/3 – See you there!

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Hooray! A great, local and locovore craft & art Holiday show is coming up! We’re thrilled to be a part of the 5th annual I Made It! For The Holidays, and this year’s show is going to be the best yet. Join us and over 80 other artisans and crafty vendors offering our handmade works for sale. Handmade makes for special and fun holiday gifting!

This year’s I Made It! Market, Holiday edition takes place on Friday evening, December 2nd from 5 – 10 pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am – 6 pm at Bakery Square on Penn Avenue. And it’s totally free to attend! Parking is free too!

We will have tons of hand silkscreen printed art prints, alphabet prints, t-shirts, and rock posters and more on hand for gifts for friends, family, even you. That’s right! So come on over and say hi!

The shopping 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.

Sponsors Include: Bakery Square, The Cotton Factory, Revive Marketing Group, Dozen, Assemble

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, 6725 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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When: Friday December 2nd from 5pm – 10pm / Saturday December 3rd from 11am – 6pm

Why: Because Handmade Is Best.

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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ABOUT BAKERY SQUARE:

Bakery Square is a new mixed-use development located in the East End neighborhood of Pittsburgh, built out of the existing site of the historic Nabisco Factory. Offering an exciting lifestyle center environment while hosting numerous free events to connect with its neighbors and guests,
Bakery Square is home to Google, UPMC, Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Active Fitness, Coffee Tree Roasters, Learning Express Toys, Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel, Massage Heights, Boxwood, University of Pittsburgh, Veteran Administration and more.

For More Info About Bakery Square:
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6725 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Gigposters.com is awesome, and needs your help!

Click on it! Go to Gigposters.com today!

Click on it! Go to Gigposters.com today!

Gigposters.com is just about the best website one the entire internets. I know, I’ve looked at almost every site out there. (No, really…) Not only is Gigposters.com my home away from home, the reason that I do what I do for a living as a rock poster artist, it’s also the most comprehensive and amazing resource for art, design, bands, artists, wise-acres, designers, and people who just love lively conversation and dig art. Straight up.

And, Gigposters.com needs your help. Desperately. With over 107,000 thousand posters currently (and literally growing every day) for over 98,000 bands this incredible website takes a good amount of time and maintenance to keep running smoothly. And that means money honey. So, this is my  personal drive for support and plea for anyone who is already familiar with this kickass site, or to anyone who is perhaps just becoming aware of it now, and sees how rad it it from this link to Gigposters.com here.

If you love posters, screenprinting, design, kittens, bacon, cheese, intelligent wit, music, bands, and love and/or are a currently working designer, artist, or illustrator, this site is for you. Help support one of the most innovative and cool websites that gave every single working poster artist today a chance to grow and shine. We could never have done it without Gigposters.com.

Ways to help include becoming a Premium Member (with rad benefits), buying the new and fantastic Gigposters Book Vol. 1 (complete with exclusive prints by the wonderful Jay Ryan), buying merch or making a donation, no matter how small.

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This might be the coolest book ever.

This might be the coolest book ever.

Jay Ryan exclusive Gig Posters Book print 1

Jay Ryan exclusive GP Book print 2

Jay Ryan exclusive Gig Posters Book print 2

Jay Ryan exclusive Gig Posters Book print 3

And tons of other really cool and fun stuff, like colorings book with illustrations by over 40 underground artists, (Vol. 2 pictured below) 3 delicious volumes of playing cards with a different gig poster designer doing art for each card (also pictured below), a pin up calendar (hubba hubba!), t-shirts, hats, hoodies,  mouse pads and more.

Gigposters.com Coloring book Vol. 2 (Vol. 1 is also still available.)

Gigposter.com exclusive Card Deck # 3, uncut sheet art.

Gigposters.com exclusive Card Deck # 3, uncut sheet art.

And so much more. Please visit Gigposters.com today and check out the super cool Merch section, and consider making a donation to this amazing, excellent and vibrant website that supports SO much of the art and design you love. Feel free to pass this information along or post to your own blog. Every bit helps!