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Come see us at 3 Rivers Arts Fest this week!

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We are super excited to be returning to one of our hometown’s best events, Three Rivers Arts Fest in the Artists Market. Come see the nation’s best artists, live FREE music, tons of cultural events and lots and lots of free, fun family-friendly activities. Heck, we even see lots of dogs there every year too, hooray!

Our session starts on Wednesday June 11 and runs through Sunday June 15, 2014. So come see us at Booth #79 on Gateway Plaza every day from 12 noon – 8pm.

And, we’re thrilled to announce that we did the Festival Identity this year too, so if you like what you see, let us know! Plus we designed a special, limited edition hand screen printed poster available exclusively from the Three Rivers Arts Fest Merch Booth too this year.

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We will have all of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints and more, including one-of-a-kind Test Prints and recycled cotton Lunch Bags too. Below is a map of the Gateway Center Section with a handy map to our booth. Click below to see the full Artists Markets Map. Yep!

Hope to see yinz there!

What: Three Rivers Arts Fest, silly!

Where: Downtown Pittsburgh at Gateway Center + Point State Park

When: June 6-15, 2014 12pm – 8pm daily!

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Come see us at Three Rivers Arts Fest!

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Hello Summer!

And summer in Pittsburgh means it must be time for Three Rivers Arts Festival. We are thrilled to be a part of the amazing Three Rivers Arts Festival tradition, going strong in Pittsburgh for 54 years. Founded in 1960, Three Rivers Arts Festival has continued to be a showcase of the best contemporary creative works in every medium, from music, fine arts, film, theater and dance performances, live craft and art demonstrations, and especially the Artists Market where you can meet artists and purchase a wide variety of affordable works. (Click on each medium for schedules!)

We will be in the always-popular Artists Market at Booth No. 69, on the City Side in Gateway Plaza (see map below), next to Gateway Center Two for 5 whole days, yep! Wednesday June 12th – Sunday 16th when the Arts Fest closes. So come see us!

Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Fest is always free to attend and extremely family friendly.

  • Who: strawberryluna
  • What: Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • When: From Wednesday, June 12 – Sunday, June 16, 2013.
  • Where: Booth 69 on Gateway Plaza in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Handmade Arcade Hooray! This Saturday 12/8 – One Day Only!

The Holidays are here in full effect and so is the amazing Handmade Arcade here in our hometown of Pittsburgh!

Handmade Arcade is our last craft show of the year, and we couldn’t be happier closing out our schedule right here at home. Come join us and over 150+ vendors from all over the country with some of the nation’s best indie artists and crafters selling amazing handmade works for your holiday shopping lists – and don’t forget to pick up something for yourself too. You deserve it!

We’ll be at Booth #154 and we will have lots and lots of our Art Prints, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Hand Screen Printed Wine Gift Bags, Wood Art Pieces (super new from our gallery show at Wildcard!) and Test Prints plus more goodies!

Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent art & craft fair and is now in it’s 9th year. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and will be at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown with tons of cool & creative activities for children and adults alike in the Hands-On Handmade section all day too.

This year we are also honored to have designed the special tote bags for our friends at Handmade Arcade too! They will be available for sale at the Handmade Arcade booth with our exclusive custom design below, and are expertly printed by the folks at The Cotton Factory:

The free Holley Trolley that runs in Downtown Pittsburgh will be making regular stops all day at the Convention Center for Handmade Arcade, and free parking will be provided by  most garages (Convention Center garage excluded) and free on-street parking as well.

So don’t miss out on the biggest Holiday Show in Pittsburgh and get your Handmade Holidays on with us. See you there!

What: Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh largest independent handmade art & craft show.

Where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh.

When: Saturday December 8th, 2012  – ONE DAY only from 11am – 7pm. FREE to attend!

Why: Because Handmade Is Best.

New Release! Black Cat Lucky 13 Art Print.

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Being born on a Friday the 13th, Allison takes a special delight in all things symbolically “unlucky”. And, being a bit of a bookworm, well, our smartie pants black cat here originally  created for a poster that we did for Jackie Kashian’s CD release party seemed like a fun art print to create for Halloween 2012.

This art print is now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy shop here. 3 colors, and all expertly hand silkscreen printed in our studio here in Pittsburgh, this print is ready to help you celebrate every day of the year. Bring a little backwards luck into your world with this erudite kitty cat.

– Inks: 3 colors with hand-mixed scarlet red and midnight black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.

– Edition: Limited edition of 200. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.

– Size: 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).

– Paper: Archival, no-acid, recycled content, American made Cougar Opaque White, 100lb cover weight.

– Fits beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a matte.

Brand new strawberryluna Fab.com Sale starts tomorrow!

Take note all those who love a great art & design deal: We’re working with our good friends at Fab.com  and are having a brand new Sale at Fab! Our new Sale starts TOMORROW, Wednesday at 11am sharp 10/10 and runs for just 72 hours through Saturday morning 10/13 at 11am.

We have THREE new Fab.com Exclusive Releases debuting in this Sale, including our brand new 2013 Sun Lion Wall Calendar & Art Print double duty print – it’s perforated so that you can keep the 12×12 sized art print at the end of the year. (You’re welcome!) Plus 2 brand spanking new hand screen printed art prints “Dragon’s Forest” and “Lucky 13″. Want a sneak peek? Check Fab.com here and our website here too.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with the amazing Fab.com, or aren’t already a member, (and why not, it’s free-to-join!) here’s a quick run down on Fab.com. Ready? Ok!

 Fab is Everyday Design. Our mission is to help people better their lives with design.Fab exists for one simple reason: To make you smile. Every day we set out to delight you, inspire you, make you laugh, and give you something to look forward to.

Fab.com is very specialty design sale website, meaning their curated partnerships with artists and designers last for just a few days at a time. With over 5 million members and a fresh set of new sales daily, Fab.com features great pieces for sale at substantial discounts.

With discounts from 25% – 40% off of our day-to-day retail prices, a strawberryluna Fab.com Sale is not to be missed! You won’t see these prices again for a long time.

Don’t make a sad. Don’t miss out!

   

strawberryluna debuts at NYIGF Booth #5305!

Hello Next Level, pleased to meet you!

We’re thrilled to announce the strawberryluna debut at the incredible New York International Gift Fair this August 18-21, at Booth #5305 in the revamped New York’s Newest section, now back inside Javits Center in Hall 1E.

Now even easier to visit and find!

We will have a curated selection of Art Prints, our beloved hand silkscreen printed Alphabet Prints and our Lunch Bear Lunch Bags on display for retailers, editors, and press alike. With plenty of beautiful new catalogs, line sheets, wholesale terms and fresh info cards in hand, we’re excited to begin this new venture at NYIGF and talk with new accounts and clients.

Named one of the Key Exhibitors by the NYIGF, we at strawberryluna can’t wait for the show to begin next Saturday, August 18th. Check out our sample products and 2 show specials below. Hope to see you there!

  • strawberryluna, Booth 5305 Hall 1E, New York’s Newest at the New York International Gift Fair. August 18-21, 2012.
  • Show Special 1: FREE SHIPPING on all pre-paid orders placed on-site at the show.

  • Show Special 2:  Any 3 Alphabets of your choosing, FREE with every $500+ order.

strawberryluna will be at Booth #5305 in Hall 1E, New York’s Newest at the New York International Gift Fair this August 18-21, 2012. We hope that you’ll be there too!

 

New Art Print Release: Elephants Never Forget

New 4-color, silkscreen printed art print "Elephants Never Forget", click for more details or to purchase from my website.

Hooray! I finally had the chance to print a new art print that I’ve been wanting to do for a long, long time. Introducing our new “Elephants Never Forget” hand pulled silkscreen art print. Sharp-eyed strawberryluna aficionados may recall a similar illustration from a poster for Xiu Xiu from way back in 2006. We still liked these two so much, we brought them back to life in a new hand pulled silkscreen art print.

Freshly available for purchase here at my website and also in my Etsy shop here.

Elephants really don’t forget a thing. And when you’ve found your perfect match, what’s to forget? Fall in love, stay in love. It’s simple!

  • I love elephants.
  • They are amazing and noble creatures.
  • I think they are perfect to symbolize the “forever” part of being in love.

Elephants Never Forget is my 4-color, all hand screenprinted love forever art print with hand mixed Cyan, Magenta and Black inks. Super fun overprinting layers of ink make a soft purple where Magenta & Cyan overlap. Magic! Edition of 200. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Additional photos below are from my studio during the hand silkscreen printing process. Click any image below to see more process photos in my Flickr account too.

1st color (Magenta) ink waiting to be printed. Click to see more screen printing process photos.

2nd color printed, overprint fun! Click for more screen printing process photos.

Elephants peeking through the screen. Click for more details & silkscreen printing process photos.

All finshed! New 4-color "Elephants Never Forget" hand silkscreen printed art print.

Flatstock floorplan

I’m just about packed, and getting super excited to head down to SXSW in Austin, TX for  the Flatstock rock poster show. I almost can’t sleep, it’s like Christmas. I figured that for anyone else thinking about checking Flatstock that I’d post a floorplan to help folks negotiate all of the awesome.

It’s a bit wide, so I’ve popped it up on my Flickr page here. If you come through Flatstock, definitely come say hello!