Sometimes the dead do come back. Yep! It’s true. There are a few long-sold out art prints that we have been considering bringing back from the archives and we’re happy to announce that 2 of our most requested silkscreen art prints are back in a big way.
“Fair Is Fair Trade” was originally designed and printed in 2008, featuring dark-roast brown and an Aegean Blue iconic NYC coffee take out cup with the slogans “Fair is fair. Justo es justo” supporting the freshly poured cup of joe.
“Coffee, Thee & Me” was originally designed and printed in 2009 featuring and elephant and a giraffe, super best friends sharing a moment of love and fidelity over a steaming cup of fresh coffee.
Both coffee-themed screen prints were created as a part of an art show initiative to raise awareness and funds for a fair trade coffee collective which Mugshots Coffee House in Philadelphia, PA works with regularly. Both coffee-forward print runs sold out quickly, and being major coffee fans as well as strong believers in not only supporting fair trade practices, but in putting our money where our mouths are and giving back creatively. To that end, we are really excited to re-release and re-print both designs as open edition art prints with a portion of the sale of each print benefiting Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.
Both “Fair Is Fair Trade” and “Coffee, Thee & Me” are entirely hand silkscreen printed with 3 hand mixed colors and are sized to fit beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a 1″ matte.
“Fair Is Fair Trade” and “Coffee, Thee & Me” are now available for purchase from our webstore here in our “Benefit Prints” section where the sale of each item directly benefits a cause or charity that we support, or in our Etsy shop here.
Below are some photographs from the hand silkscreen printing process taken while printing in our studio. There are tons more process photos at our Flickr page here too.
“Fair Is Fair Trade” 3 color hand screen printed art print process photos:
“Coffee, Thee, & Me” hand pulled silkscreen art print process photos: