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strawberryluna at Lakewood Art Festival – 8/4/18

Hello Lakewood, OH! We can’t wait to meet you at our first appearance at the Lakewood Arts Festival on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m in Lakewood, OH. And yep, this is just a 1-day show so don’t miss out.

For forty years, the Lakewood Arts Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood, Ohio the first Saturday in August. With over 10,000 attendees, this one day show with arts and entertainment all day long this show features over 165 artists. Click here for a list of participating artists.

We will be in Booth #83 at Detroit & Gladys Avenues, (see Map below – so we’re easy to find!) and will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, all of our current Greeting Cards and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working artists and craftspeople.

THE DETAILS

  • Who: Over 165 Artists and Craftspeople from around the region.
  • What: The Lakewood Arts Fest
  • When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 (ONLY!)
  • Where: Lakewood, OH – Detroit Ave. & Warren Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Why: Because handmade in the US is best.

3 Rivers Arts Fest Time!

Dear Pittsburgh, it’s Arts Fest Time! Come join us at Three Rivers Arts Festival where we will be showing and vending along with hundreds other nationally recognized artists and craftspeople for the amazing Artists Market. Find us at Booth #76 on Gateway Plaza – but note that we’ll ONLY be in the Artists Market from Friday June 1st – Tuesday night June 5th (and then a whole new set of artists will be in the Market for the next week) each day from 12 noon – 8pm.

For the full music line up, click here. Here’s a map of the Gateway Center Artists Market, and the full map is just a bit farther down for you.

Three Rivers Arts Fest – This year the Festival runs from Friday June 1 – Sunday 10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Yay! We love Three Rivers Arts Fest!  *BUT PLEASE NOTE* we will ONLY be in the first 5-day session on Gateway Plaza at Booth #76 from Friday June 1st to Tuesday June 5th – ONLY.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. For more info CLICK HERE.

Full 3 Rivers Arts Fest Market Map Below, with just Gateway Center (where our booth is!) below that.

DATES: June 1 – 10, 2018

ARTIST MARKET HOURS: 12-8pm each day.

LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh, PA in and around Gateway Center & Point State Park.

ARTIST EXHIBITORS: There will be literally hundreds of fine art and contemporary craft artists from around the country representing the highest quality work including painting, photography, mixed media, garden sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, metal, jewelry, wearables and so much more. The Artists Market has multiple sections and changes many times throughout the Festival so do check out the Artists List here with dates and Booth locations.

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St. James Court Art Show this weekend!

St_James_Art_Show_header_2017Hello Louisville, KY! We’re hitting the road once more for the St. James Court Art Show – Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8, 2017 in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood.  We are thrilled to be returning to the Third Street Section, Booth (3S) 870 between Magnolia Ave. & Burnett Ave near the Samuel Culbertson Mansion. This autumn tradition draws 200,000 visitors who come to purchase unique handcrafted items directly from the hands that created them. The Show features a juried selection of over 700 of the county’s top artisans, makers, crafters and artists show at this amazing fair. It’s a doozy ya’ll!

Always held the first full weekend of October, the St. James Court Art Show has been running continuously for 60 years. For over 60 years, the first full weekend in October has meant that it’s St. James Court Art Show time. What originally began as a way to pay the bills has become an autumn tradition that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to see (and purchase) original art from talented artists.

For more info CLICK HERE.

The Details:

What: St. James Court Art Show

Where: Old Louisville, for GPS purposes use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. Find the Art Show on Google maps here.

When: Friday October 6, 2017 – Sunday October 8, 2017. Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm.

And here is a Map of the entire gigantic show spanning a few dozen blocks:

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Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville this weekend!

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Hello Tennessee Craft Fair! Tennessee Craft hosted the state’s first craft fair in 1972. This Nashville tradition continues this fall when over 200 juried and award-winning artists from across the nation come together to showcase their work. Come celebrate and shop American handmade fine craft!

Tennessee Craft Fair – Friday September 22 – Sunday 24, 2017. We’re awfully excited to head to to Nashville (one of our favorite cities!) for the historic Tennessee Craft Fair. It’s our 1st time at this beloved Tennessee outdoor show. Join us on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park for the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair! Shop directly from over 200 juried national fine craft artists, see live demonstrations & have fun in the Kids’ Tent. Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft. For more info CLICK HERE.

Dates / Times:
Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 • 10am – 5pm

Venue:
Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

We are in Booth A01, and we’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below as well as a map of the Fair), so do drop by and say hello!

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Above, our new “Howdy Love” silkscreen print and below, our Mini Cardinal Seasons Print Set.

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And below is a map of the Fair and Exhibitors List here too:


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Come out for Woodland Art Fair, Lexington Kentucky

waf17fb_origHello Lexington, KY! We can’t wait to meet you. Come out for a beautiful weekend of soft summer air and incredible handcrafted American art. Get a preview of the work that will be on hand and the artists by clicking here.

Woodland Art Fair will be held on August 19th and 20th, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your own family art-all with free admission. Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association.

Woodland Art Fair is FREE to attend and will be held rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine!

WHAT: Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.

WHEN & WHERE:  August 19-20, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502).  HOURS: 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.

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Come see us in Rhinebeck, NY at Artrider this weekend!

Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 4.21.56 PMWe’re heading north and we couldn’t be happier to be on our way to the lovely Rhinebeck Crafts Festival in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Come join us with over 200 artisans and handmade makers from all around the United States in the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.

It’s our first time at this storied show and we’re very much looking forward to getting some time to explore Rhinebeck & the Hudson Valley a little wee bit too! We’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below), so do come say hello!

View the full Exhibitor list here, and find you favorite artists ahead of time. Or, just wander through the beautiful Fairgrounds. Even better, click here to receive a Discount Admission Coupon to use too! Admission is good for both days, unlimited in and out visits!

Fun for the whole family with great activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle Earth Studios, kids accessories and toys, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon animals, hands-on demos, tasty treats and much more!

Exciting demonstrations of everything from blacksmithing and wheel-thrown pottery to canoe building and leatherworking.

Tantalizing gourmet foods foods and beverages such as truffle-infused condiments, Hudson Valley wines and bourbon, horseradish, ginger elixers and many more!

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Hooray Handmade Arcade!

Yay! It’s here! It’s here! It’s Handmade Arcade Time! Come join us + over 150 other amazing Handmade Makers from around the country this Saturday, December 3, 2015 (one day only!) for the best of the best in every way. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and very family friendly with lots of maker-activies for everyone.

Handmade Arcade is highly anticipated event that attracts more than 9,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craftspeople and artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network and share their artistic practice. Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its twelfth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 5, 2015 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace.

Come join in one of the best, biggest, and brightest Holiday Shopping and Maker events in the US this Saturday and share good times with friends & family while finding incredible, Made In The US handcrafted goods.

HA_2015_shoppersHere is a list of the 2016 Vendors and for more info about Handmade Arcade visit their About Page here.

And as always Early Birdie Shopping Passes are available for stress-free first looks before the crowds roll in.

With past Handmade Arcade Photos and Videos here. It’s a super fun time, and we can’t wait to see you all this year!

  • The Details:

  • Who: Over 150 Maker Artists and Handmade Crafters from around the USA.

  • What: Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair.

  • When: Saturday December 3, 2015 from 11am – 7pm – ONE DAY ONLY!

  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh – 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Why: Because Handmade is best yinz!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Small Business Weekend Deals!

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Hello! A quick and heartfelt word from us on this Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday holiday gift buying weekend. We are just a two-person studio and every single purchase is incredibly meaningful to us. Each & every single one. We’ve met many thousands of lovely people in person at shows and those encounters are warm and wonderful. (We love to nerd out about art!) But it’s not always as simple to have that same connection with an online transaction. We know, we get it. So we just wanted to take a moment to say how much it means to us that with every purchase, someone is living with our work in their homes, offices, or even school rooms.

As a big thanks, we love to do some Holiday Sales & Deals, so here you go friends! Feel free to use any of these coupon codes on our Bigcartel Shop here or in our Etsy Shop here.

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Hello Louisville & St. James Court Art Show!

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 12.42.31 PMWell hello hello Louisville! We are awfully excited to get to know you this weekend at the historic, 60th Annual St. James Court Art Show! This is our 1st participation in this amazing show, so come find us and say hello at Booth 909, South 3rd Street Section (3S). We’ll have our Art Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Alphabet Nursery Prints and one-of-a-kind Test Prints along.

The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 750 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy.

A huge event for the Louisville area, St. James Court Art Show is FREE and open to the public. There is parking in the area (check here for more info), and there are 2 Shuttle Services to choose from. Parking Shuttle Service directions 2016.

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  • What: St. James Court Art Show, now in its 60th consecutive year with over 750 participating artists from around the country.
  • Where: Old Historic Louisville, KY –  For GPS location use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. For more info click here.
  • When: September 29th – October 2nd 2016. Hours: Friday 10am – 6pm / Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 10am – 5pm

Below is a Map of the show for you, so come on out!

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I Made It! For The Holidays Show this weekend!

Hello Pittsburgh! Join us this weekend for the first of TWO awesome Holiday shows right here at home in the super fun I Made It! For The Holidays Market.

We will be at the nomadic and always changing I Made It! For The Holidays on the evening of 11/22 and during the day on 11/23 vending with over 80 other cool Makers of all things Handmade and awesome. This is a great opportunity to find special, handmade and hand crafted gifts for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas, and everyone on your list. Both naughty AND nice.

Our booth is in the old Abercrombie & Fitch store space (can you get more Pittsburgh than that for direction?) directly across the from the Starbucks. Just look for the brightly colored prints and come say hello! As always we will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags and brand new, fresh off the presses 2014 Turtledoves Wall Calendar (both in Spearmint and Kraft colorways) and more!

The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a GOODIE BAG filled with awesome goodies from the vendors at show. YAY!!!

  • Who: Over 80 of the region’s best Handmade Makers, Artists, & Crafters. Prints, jewelry, ceramics, apparel, home goods, bath & beauty, and so much more!
  • What: I Made It! For The Holidays
  • When: 2 days ONLY – Friday, November 22 (from 5pm – 10pm) and Saturday, November 23 (from 11am – 6pm)
  • Where: at The Waterfront INSIDE two vacant retail spaces (next to The Gap and across from Starbucks ~ previously Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch). Our storefronts are located directly across from each other via a walkway that passes in front of Starbucks which is located at 270 West Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120. Here is a google map.

Visit The Waterfront’s Website here.

See you at the I Made It! For The Holidays show Pittsburgh & Homestead!

 

 

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We are Crafty Bastards this weekend in DC!

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Yep, that’s right. We are Crafty Bastards!

This coming weekend on Saturday September 28th & Sunday September 29th, 2013 we are so thrilled and honored to be a part of the amazing Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC at Union Market. This is the first year that Crafty Bastards is 2 days long and we will be there at Booth #15 for BOTH days, so we can’t wait to have double the fun.

The Washington DC City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Fair will be held outdoors on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 in the Union Market parking lot. Admission is $5 each day (ticket price subject to change).

Important info about Crafty Bastards:

  • This show is a HUGE event and draws giant crowds to see the amazing set of the best of the best of handmade makers, crafters and artists from all around the US and beyond. Over 140+ vendors will be there, some on one day, others (like us) on both days. Check the vendor and scheduled list for info right here and a detailed map over here.
  • We’ll be at Booth Number 15 for BOTH Saturday & Sunday, (see map below), so come on by!
  • This is a ticketed and very busy show, now in its 10th year. Tickets are absolutely available for pre-sale here! Pre-sale 1-day passes are just $5, but with an equally amazing set of crafters coming on Sunday, make a weekend of it for $10 as both days will have different sets of artists and crafters!
  • Where:  Washington, DC at Union Market Union Market, located at 1309 5th Street NE and is accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.
  • When: Crafty Bastards runs from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday & Sunday 9/28 and 9/29.
  • For more information about the once-a-year and utterly fabulous Crafty Bastards visit their site here.

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For a larger version of the above map, just click on it, silly! Can’t wait to see you there DC!

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One Mom, One Daughter: Two Makers

 

Above: Kate Johnson of Mamoucha Soaps (photo by Clay Johnson), and Allison Glancey with Craig Seder of strawberryluna (photo by Joey Kennedy), mother & daughter handcrafted makers.

Sometimes creativity does run in a family.

Handmade Arcade recently interviewed my mom Kate Johnson of Mamoucha Soaps and myself (Allison) of strawberryluna for their blog.

We will both be vending at this year’s Handmade Arcade and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Mamoucha Soaps 2nd Handmade Arcade, which is really special this year as they are now being carried in Anthropologie stores worldwide after being spotted at Handmade Arcade last November. Check out the Mamoucha Soaps Prism Soap mini-collection for Anthro here.

To read the full interview, see more photos and learn more about Mamoucha Soaps (and strawberryluna’s origin!) story, click here to visit the Handmade Arcade Blog!

New art print released! “The Lady and The Wolf”

My new 2 color, all hand screenprinted art print "The Lady & The Wolf" (Click for more info or to purchase.)

Been  busy busy busy printing like crazy lately! This is my newest art print and new release “The Lady & The Wolf”, a 2 color hand screenprinted re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood. But you know, for grown ups. Little Red Riding Hood here, is all grown up, but in no less danger.

This is the first print in an ongoing series of my interpretations of the folk & fairy tales I grew up reading, but for grown ups working with themes of sex, death, & the supernatural.

I’ve been fascinated and in love with folk & fairy tales my entire life. These days, many people know them best as tales for children, however many of our most loved fairy tales have much more brutal original tellings than you might imagine something fit for little kids. I read folk & fairy tales obsessively, the darker the roots of the tale, the more I love it. It’s super interesting how the same stories appear in similar versions and places for both children and (especially originally) for adults as well.

“The Lady & The Wolf” is my 2-color, all hand screen printed art print with scarlet blood red and semi-transparent midnight black hand mixed and non-toxic water based inks. Black over prints red in parts, blending the where the Lady ends and the Wolf begins. Edition of 75. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: acid free & archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. This limited edition screenprint is now available on my website HERE.

And, if you like process photographs, check out my Flickr account page here (or click the images below) with photos of the print being made! A few selections are below for you.

1st color (red) screen and films for registering for my screenprint "The Lady & The Wolf". (Click for more info or to see more photos.)

1st color printed for my new screenprint "The Lady & The Wolf". (Click for more info and to see more photos.)

2nd color ink (black) in the screen and ready to print. (Click to see more photos or for more info.)

All done! The screen has ink for the next print, ready to rock. (Click to see more photos or for more info.)

I hope that you dig. If you wish to purchase this limited edition print click here, or have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them or ask them.

Cool Fairy Tale & Folk Tale links for you:

Sur La Lune – An ever growing collection of Fairy & Folk tales from around the world, complete with classic illustrations.

Professor D.L. Ashliman’s fantastic Folklore  & Mythology Electronic Texts page –  I took as many of his classes as I could as an undergraduate at the Univ. of Pgh. He’s super.

A brief history of the Fairy Tale, including their not-neccessarily-for-children origins.

2 new rock poster releases! St. Vincent & The Wreckids


My 6 color, hand screenprinted poster for St. Vincent's show wi/ Wildbirds & Peacedrums in Pittsburgh on 2/21/10. (Click to purchase or for more info,)

After taking the month of January off from printing to work on some big design projects, as well as recover and regroup from a fantastically hectic summer + fall + winter 2009 work schedule, we were finally able to really focus on getting my new studio up and running for real. Craig found the space in July ’09 and I signed the lease starting in September. It was love at first sight for sure. A blog post covering the set up and construction of my new solo studio (nicknamed Friendship Studio) is definitely due. And now that it’s been one week since completing my first prints and posters there from start to finish? I’m feeling really great about all of the crazy and hard work that we did. But, more on that soon.

For now, I’m really stoked to post these new releases, as they are the first posters out of my Friendship Studio!

First up is actually the 2nd poster printed at my new space : that being my poster (pictured above) for St. Vincent. I’m really proud to be a part of the tour series organized for this tour, with the super cool (& Swedish!) Wildbirds & Peacedrums. The show was…amazing. Definitely try to catch St. Vincent on tour at some point this year. The above is my 6-color all hand pulled screenprinted poster with bark brown, clear yellow & magenta hand-mixed, non-toxic water based acrylic inks. Super secret magic: Three inks & 3 screens were used to make a total of 6 colors utilizing lots of overprints. (Overprints are when semi-transparent layers of ink combine and overlap to make another color.) I will have a very limited number of this poster for sale, as most of the edition was sold by the band on the night of the show & on tour. Size: 16w x 22h inches. Edition of 125. Paper: acid-free & archival Cougar 100 lb White, cover weight. Click here for more information on my website or to purchase.

And next up is actually the FIRST poster that I printed in my new studio. Is it backwards posting this first poster one second? Yes. But cousin, that’s how I roll.

My 2 color, hand screenprinted poster for The Wreckids CD release show in Pittsburgh on 2/19/10. (Click for more info!)

This poster is special all over. It’s for our dear friends The Wreckids CD release party in Pittsburgh, and you need to know a few things. 1. They are the coolest. 2. They’re awesome. 3. This poster is ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY available through the band. Yep, that’s right. So if you like it? Please help support them and purchase a poster from The Wreckids directly via their Myspace page HERE.

The Wreckids are some sweetie pies in disguise. This poster is for their CD release party for the record “Singing You To Sleep But Giving You Nightmares”, and doesn’t that just about folktale style say it all? The above is my 2-color all hand pulled screenprinted poster with blood red and midnight black hand-mixed, non-toxic water based acrylic inks. Size: 16w x 22h inches. Edition of 25. Paper: acid-free & archival Cougar 100 lb White, cover weight.

And, I finally got to take some more screenprinting process shots, only these offer some sneak peaks into my new print digs. Holy moly! Natural light! Click HERE or on the images below for more information about my hand screenprinting process & to see more photos at my Flickr page.

St. Vincent poster process photos:

2nd color printed of my St. Vincent poster. (Click for more information & photographs.)

My completed hand screenprinted St. Vincent poster, drying on the rack. (Click for more information & photographs.)

St. Vincent poster process, 3rd color flooded in the screen backlit screen. (Click for more information & photographs.)

The Wreckids poster process photos:

The Wreckids CD release poster 1st color screen. (Click for more information & photographs.)

The Wreckids CD release poster, racked & done SON! (Click for more information & photographs.)

My above St. Vincent poster is now available in my webstore here.

Have questions about these posters or screenprinting? Ask away! It might take me awhile, but I always write back.

ModCloth’s Blog did a lil feature on me = the poster artist is ::blushing::

My poster for The Dandy Warhols in ModCloth's feature on Gig Posters. (Click to read the piece.)

One of my favorite online clothing and accessories stops (I seriously look over there weekly) is ModCloth. They’re awesome, and they really capture the mix of vintage and modern style that I adore with their selections.

ModCloth also run a blog, and to  my utter flattered and shyly amazed delight, their Lifestyle writer Natalie B. wrote a piece about Gig Posters and featured my work. (!) It’s always so cool as a printmaker and designer to hear about what I and others in our little field think about our work, both in a personal way and just generally. Especially since while many of us posters artists know each other, we tend to be far flung and each working in our own microcosmic corners of the scene.

Anyway, thanks so much Natalie & ModCloth! Below is the article, and you can also click the links in this post (like right HERE) or the image above to read the comments posted on the ModCloth blog post about my Dandy Warhols poster (available by clicking HERE) and other poster artists. Or, be awesome and post some of your own comments about poster art & artists here on my blog too. Don’t be shy 😉

Have you ever seen a flier for your fave indie act and thought, “That is too awesome to throw away”? Then you’re already familiar with the artistic allure of gig posters!

The 60’s spawned some of the first fantastic fliers, but today there are a plethora of places that you can suss out posters of beloved bands, from A Tribe Called Quest to Rachael Yamagata, as well as superior sites which feature vast collections, such as GigPosters.com, and individual artists’ sites, like Todd Slater’s. You could even ask around your city to find local haute handbill-creating talent, such as my favorite Pittsburgh poster gal — StrawberryLuna!

One thing’s for sure — if you’re a lover of music and appreciator of art, you will be captivated by gig posters. Do you have a favorite gig poster artist or fantastic flier that you’d like to share? Tell us about it!