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Come See Us At Craftin’ Outlaws!

craftinoutlaws_main2016Come join in the fun this Saturday December 10th – We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show for our 3rd participating year.

Craftin’ Outlaws is back this Saturday for our 11th annual CRAFT FAIR! 100 of the best HANDMADE vendors are ready to invade the Greater Columbus Convention Center on December from Noon – 5pm with FREE ADMISSION! Swag bags will go to the first 100 guests at the door or for your die hard DIYers we still have Early Bird shopping options, which comes with a handmade gift and early access from 11am-12pm

productsIn addition to handmade goods by American Makers  you can embrace the spirit of DIY at fun make and take stations. Grab a cocktail or enjoy a beer while you shop and get into the Holiday spirit. A cash bar will be available in the lobby from 11am-5pm. And get your dance on with vinyl being spun by our in house DJ from Wholly Craft.

We will be bringing our selections of Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here. And here is a wonderful round up & preview of some of the vendors by our screenprinting buds Alison Rose!

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GIVE BACK with the Columbus Diaper Coalition who’s hosting another DIAPER DRIVE with us. Bring in a new box of diapers and win your way into handmade raffles. Diapers of all sizes are accepted but larger sizes are desperately needed!

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show
  • When: Saturday December 10, 2016 (only!) from 12pm – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in the Grand Ballroom.
  • Why: Because Handmade, by American Makers is the best for the Holidays.

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Doors open at 11am – 5pm This show features FREE ADMISSION, so come on out and shop Handmade for the holidays! For more info, location and details click here.

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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 Columbus Arts Fest!

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Hello Columbus, Ohio! We are so excited for our first time participating in the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend, Friday June 10 through Sunday June 12.

The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will be held along Columbus’ beautiful downtown Riverfront, which will again be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 300 nationally acclaimed artists, the 2016 Festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest restaurants, live concerts, dance and theatre performances, film screenings, hands-on art activities and more—there will truly be something for everyone! For more info CLICK HERE.

The Columbus Arts Festival is open to the public, family and pet friendly and FREE to attend!

  • Who: Over 350 nationally selected artists are juried into this show from over 1100 applications each year. There will be fine arts fine hand crafts well represented.
  • What: The Columbus Arts Festival silly!
  • When: Friday June 10, Saturday June 11 & Sunday June 12. Festival Hours are:  Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  / Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. / Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
  • Where: The Festival will be located along the Scioto Mile, Columbus’ signature riverfront park – and in front of COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will be June 10, 11 & 12.
  • Why: Because Handmade and Artisan Craft is best!

Below is a map of the Columbus Arts Festival grounds and we will be at Booth 203M. See you there Columbus!

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Come On Out For 3 Rivers Arts Fest

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It’s time Pittsburgh! The Three Rivers Arts Festival is here!

Three Rivers Arts Fest is the biggest summer event every year in Pittsburgh, so we are honored to be participating once again in the amazing Artists Market. This year we are at Booth #61 from Friday June 3rd to Tuesday June 7th (only!) – right on Gateway Plaza and Penn Avenue Extension and we can’t wait for the adventures this show always brings.

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The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a 10 day celebration of Arts, Music, Performance and more that is always family friendly and totally FREE to attend. For the full schedule of events and musical performance line up as well as activities CLICK HERE

Founded in 1960 by the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Three Rivers Arts Festival has presented, during its vast and varied history, more than 10,000 visual and performing artists and entertained millions of residents and visitors. Such notable and memorable stage performances have included Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Phillip Glass, Steven Reich, Smokey Robinson as well as literary legends Allen Ginsberg and Spalding Gray. Contemporary dance artists Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Lar Lubovitch, Pucci:Sport and many others have performed, and within recent past, concerts have featured Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Sonic Youth, The Wailers and the Black Keys.

The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s world-renowned Cultural District.

Click here for this year’s musical line-up!

And here is a handy map for you to find your way around the Artists Market and music stages too. See you there Pittsburgh!

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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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Baltimore & Artscape Bound!

Artscape_HeaderHello Baltimore! We’re heading your way this weekend for our first ever appearance at the famed Artscape!

Our booth is E12, right at the corner of Lanvale & Mt. Royal (see map below) and we’re pretty excited to be a part of this storied and giant Arts event.

About Artscape:

Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 400,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $25.97 million.

  • Dates: Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19
  • Hours: Friday: 11am-9pm, Saturday: 11am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm
  • Location: Artscape takes place in the Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods of Baltimore, MD.
  • Admission: FREE and open to the public! Artscape is held outdoors in tents, and inside the neighborhood’s premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues. The event is handicapped accessible & family friendly.

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Yep. We’re Crafty Bastards, come see us in DC!

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That’s right! The time is almost here DC area folks, and we can’t wait to see you all again. Hooray!

Crafty Bastards will be held outdoors on Saturday September 27th + Sunday September 28th from 10am to 5pm (both days) at Union Market and features over 140 artists and crafters from around the country.

Now in its 11th amazing year, the incredible Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is a highly juried show of some of the very best in Handmade Makers from independent artists, presented by the Washington City Paper, and we are so honored to be a part of this fabulous show once again. Admission is $5 each day, and yes! Tickets are available in advance online here.

We will be vending both days of the Fair, with lots of new work and old favorites in tow from our hand printed hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, hand screen printed Rock Posters, hand pulled Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. So do come and say hello, we can’t wait to see you DC!

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The Details:

Who: Over 140 hand-picked Makers, Artists and Crafters from around the USA.

What: Crafty Bastards is an exhibition + sale of handmade goods from the best  independent artists around.

When: Saturday 9/27 & Sunday 9/28 from 10am to 5pm, both days.

Where: Outside at the Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE in Washington, D.C. Accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.

Why: Because Handmade in America is the best!

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New Cardinal Seasons Mini-Print Set Release!

Pressed for space for art on your walls? Like our hand silkscreen printed Cardinal Seasons screen prints, but don’t have the room? We’ve solved all of your problems. You’re welcome!

We now also offer our Cardinal Seasons prints in a super easy-to-frame 8.5×11 inch (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm) size that’s just as stylish as the larger silkscreen printed versions. Boom!

You will receive one of each of the following 4 separate, 8.5″x11″ sized prints:

  • Winter Cardinal
  • Spring Cardinal
  • Summer Cardinal
  • Autumn Cardinal

Please note that these are Indigo print versions (not silkscreens) of our super popular (and larger) silkscreen Cardinal Seasons art prints. The Indigo print process is a very high quality digital printmaking press that produces beautiful vibrant color and super sharp detail.

Here’s the background story on this series: We have lots of Cardinals here all year round. I love looking out of my window and seeing their amazing scarlet red color jumping out from wherever they are, and whatever they are up to.

Our Cardinal Seasons Mini-Print Set is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy store here, for just $35 for all four prints!

  • Paper: Beautifully textured Mohawk Via Bright White Felt Finish, 100lb cover weight which is an archival, no-acid, American manufactured paper by Mohawk using Wind Power electricity. Produced with 30% post consumer recycled content. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Seal Certified.
  • Size: Printed on 8.5″ x 11″ (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm) paper, image area measures 6″x8″ (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm). Designed to be flexible and fit an 11×14 sized frame with a matte as is, or you easily trim down the border area so that it can fit or 8.5 x 11 or 8×10 sized standard frame quite easily.

Click any images above to purchase or for more info.

New Art Print Release: Honey You Know Where To Find Me

 Tweet! It’s our brand-spanking-new 12×12 inch Record Frame sized Indigo art print, “Honey You Know Where To Find Me”.

We’ve been falling in love with Pennsylvania Dutch and Swedish Modern designs lately. Their iconic and folk simplicity are so easy on the eyes. With a nod to a few things that we love, Morrissey, bird, folk-modern style, our Pennsylvania roots, and yes, the garden, we present our “Honey You Know Where To Find Me” art print in fresh, popping colors that play so well together.

Happy little garden scene for happy little homes.

This print utilizes the Indigo print format with incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper (see details below) we think you’ll love this addition too.

This print is specially designed and sized to slip right into an ubiquitous and inexpensive frame. Square never looked so hip.

  • Size: Paper size – 12 x12 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Image Size – 10×10 to allow plenty of room for a matte, if desired.
  • Paper: Mohawk Via Bright White, 100lb cover weight which is an archival, no-acid, American manufactured paper by Mohawk using Wind Power electricity. Produced with 30% post consumer recycled content. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Seal Certified.
  • Fits beautifully into a standard 12×12 inch frame with or without a matte.

“Honey You Know Where To Find Me” is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $18.

  • Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)

Click any of the above images for more info or to purchase!

2 New Art Print Releases: Be Kind Always

“Be Kind Always”, Introducing 2 new art prints in 2 fresh colorways!
“Be Kind Always”, so nice, we designed it twice. Both versions of “Be Kind Always” are sized at 12×12 inches, aka Record / LP frame size and are open edition, Indigo art prints in bright sky blue and lime green.
What we can say? Could be Allison’s Quaker school education showing, we just think life should be that simple. As humans, we might not always get there every day, but we believe one should always try. And here’s a friendly little cheerleader to remind you.
We decided to experiment with this design, and these two new art prints are Indigo prints, rather than silkscreens. Following a bolder and brighter illustration route than we could with screen printing we’re exploring a more modern printing technique by utilizing the Indigo press format. After all, screen printing is a lovely and ancient tradition, but we love having a foot in both the historic past and the ever-changing future at the same time whenever possible. With incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper (see details below) we think you’ll love this addition too.
Both colorways of “Be Kind Always” are now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $18 each.
Specially designed and sized to slip right into an ubiquitous and inexpensive frame. Square never looked so hip.
  • Edition: Open. Each print is hand signed and titled.
  • Size: Paper size – 12 x12 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Image Size – 10×10 to allow plenty of room for a matte, if desired.
  • Paper: Mohawk Via Bright White, 100lb cover weight which is an archival, no-acid, American manufactured paper by Mohawk using Wind Power electricity. Produced with 30% post consumer recycled content. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Seal Certified.
  • Fits beautifully into a standard 12×12 inch frame with or without a matte.
Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)
Click any of the above images for more info or to purchase.

New Poster Release: Feist Show Poster

Lovely, tough and feminine, Feist. And with the most beautifully textured voice around, the awesomely talented Feist. Featuring a Steeltown-tough Tartan plaid Tulip pattern in black & gold & green against a night-black background.

This is our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition gig poster for the amazing Feist’s show in Pittsburgh on July 14th, at Stage AE, on Bastille Day.

  • Size 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).
  • Edition: Limited edition of 120. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.
  • Inks: Hand printed in 3 colors with hand-mixed Steeltown gold, summer green and midnight black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.
  • 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.

This 3-color all hand screen printed rock poster for Feist is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $25.

  • Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)

2 New Releases: Silkscreen Coffee Art Prints

Our new (re)release, "Fair Is Fair Trade" 3-color hand pulled silkscreen art print. Click the above image to purchase or for more info!

Our new (re)release, "Coffee, Thee & Me" 3-color all hand pulled silkscreen art print. Click the above image to purchase or for more info!

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:

1st color printed "Fair Is Fair Trade". Steam & text.

Fancy finger-color tests and the 2nd color, "Fair Is Fair Trade", our 3 color silkscreen art print.

3rd & final color, all done! "Fair Is Fair Trade", coffee-themed our 3 color hand screen printed art print. Click the above image to purchase or for more info.

“Coffee, Thee, & Me” hand pulled silkscreen art print process photos:

"Coffee, Thee & Me" 1st color screen in the washout booth, waiting to dry.

1st color printed on our "Coffee, Thee & Me" hand screen printed art print.

2nd color, elephant-grey, ready to rock on our "Coffee, Thee & Me" hand silkscreen printed art print.

All done! Our 3-color hand pulled silkscreen art print "Coffee, Thee & Me". Click the image above for more info or to purchase.

Our Fab.com sale starts TODAY!

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Extra! Extra!

We’re having a new sale on Fab.com! Our sale starts today Wednesday 3/21 at 11am and runs through Monday 3/26. For 5 lightning quick days we’ll be featured on the amazing design-centric, membership only Fab.com.

Membership at Fab.com is 100% FREE. Use this handy sign up link if you aren’t already a member! We are, because we’re not just sellers at Fab.com. we’re also buyers. Seriously!

If you’re not familiar, here’s how Fab works:

  • With special discounts to Fab.com members of 30% – 40%  off of our day-to-day retail, there will be tons of great deals will be available on our hand silkscreen printed  art prints, super soft tees for adults and infants will be available for just 120 hours. But only to Fab.com members.
  • Fab.com is a member-only, extremely well curated design+art shopping site featuring flash sales of 120-hour duration with special deals, available exclusively at Fab.com.

Not already a member? Why not silly, it’s FREE! To get a your free Fab.com account use this invite link and see what the fuss is about.

Don’t forget, our sale runs for just 120 hours and starts TODAY Wednesday 3/21 and ends Monday 3/26, and once the sale is over, done, and gone….BOOM! It’s gone forever.

 

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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.

New poster released: The National, in Copenhagen Denmark

New 3 color, all hand silkscreened poster for The National, in Copenhagen Denmark. (Click for more info or to purchase.)

I wish that I could make that super awesome jazzy “heist” drums sound effect music to go with this poster, you know the one right? Ahhh well!

We loooove The National and are so excited to be working with them again on a 3rd poster. This poster is a part of the official European Tour Poster series for The National, arranged by The Richard Goodall Gallery in the UK.

Designed and hand screenprinted for our pals, the super duper band The National’s show with Phosphorescent on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This poster is my all hand screenprinted show poster for The National, with scarlet-red, sparkling metallic silver, and midnight black hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. Edition: 150. 60 copies were sold on tour with the band, 15 copies will be available through the Goodall Gallery in Manchester in Britain and the remaining copies will be available here. All are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) so I will have a limited few available for sale. Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This poster was sold at the show in Copenhagen and I have just a portion of the run available for sale here, so they will go quick! Now available for purchase here at my website, or in my Etsy shop here.

Process photos are forthcoming & will be added soon :) Cheers!