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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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Come out for Craftin’ Outlaws Saturday 11/15 in Columbus!

Whoo hoo! We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair for our 2nd participating year. Craftin’ Outlaws is Columbus Ohio’s best craft & arts show – and this is the Holiday edition!

We will be bringing our selections of Art Print, Greeting Cards, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here.

In addition to handmade goods by American Makers for sale you can embrace the spirit of DIY by participating in a few make and take stations. Participate in Raffles – All proceeds from games and raffles will go to benefit a local non-profit organization. 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.

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair
  • When: Saturday November 15, 2014 (only!) from 11am – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in Ballrooms 1 & 2 & 3.
  • 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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New Release! 2013 Sun Lion Wall Calendar & Art Print

Hello there! Meet our new Sun Lion. He’ll be here all year-long through 2013 (and more!) to help you keep track of each day, in a sunny bright way.

Never wonder what day it is again! Our new, bright & cheerful sun-faced Lion is here to help and keep you company every single day of the year.

And, with a handy little perforation between the Lion and the dates, you can pop the artwork into a 12×12 record sized frame when the year is done. See below. Boom!

All hand illustrated by us and wonderfully printed on an offset press here in Pittsburgh. Bright, smart, & ready to hang on any wall and keep you company throughout the year.

With incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper we think you’ll love the addition of a Sun Lion in your life too.

This fresh-faced-fellow is now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy shop here.

– Edition: Limited edition of 200 Each print is hand signed and titled.

– Size: As the complete Calendar, 12×18 inches (30.48cm x 45.72cm). Remove the Calendar portion at the bottom and the art print portion is 12×12 inches (30.48cm x 30.48cm).

– 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.

Framed 2013 Calendar version:

Framed 12×12 inch record frame sized art print after detaching the Calendar!

 

New print release: Sun Mountains

New 4-color hand silkscreen printed art print "Sun Mountains". Click for more info or to purchase from our shop.

“Sun Mountains”, our brand new hand silkscreen printed art print release. Inspired by daydreams, geometry, color and texture play and bunch of science-based otherworldly things we’ve been reading lately.

Fresh off the press in our Friendship studio and now available in our Shop here.

Below are a select few photos of the hand screen printing process, with bunches more in our Flickr account too.

“Sun Mountains” is our newest 4-color, all hand silkscreen printed art print, now available in our Shop here.

New release: Inara George silkscreened gig poster!

Inara George silkscreen poster: 2 color, all hand printed. Click for more info or to purchase.

Brand new releases are always exciting around here. Sure. But I’m *superduperextra* excited this month to share one of the new pieces that we’ve produced for Inara George, of the amazing band The Bird & The Bee, just one of a few new things we’re working on in collaboration with one of our favorite bands around this Fall.

This poster is a two-fer print, in a number of ways. First, this hand silkscreen printed poster covers 2  LA shows for Inara George this Fall on September 23rd at Bootleg Theater in and also at the Getty Center on November 5th with Van Dyke Parks. Second, we’ve used tricky overprints to get 3 bold colors from 2 screens. That’s our way! That’s what we love. We hope that you do too.

Simple, sweet but not always straightforward and deceptively complex. Hand silkscreened poster for 2 shows for the incomparable Inara George of The Bird & The Bee.

Mid-century throwback style always seems fresh, just like the lady herself. This is our all hand silkscreen printed poster for Inara George with hand mixed scarlet red and transparent cyan water-based acrylic screenprinting inks. Edition: 50, each of these limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This poster will also be available on tour and at shows with Inara George throughout this fall, and especially her show at The Getty Center on November 5th, as well as also from my website here and also in my Etsy shop here.

Like to know more about the hand silkscreen printing process? Boom! Photos below for you taken while hand pulling these posters in September of 2011. Even more process photos are over in my Flickr account too:

1st color ready to print for our Inara George poster. Click for more details & process photos.

1st color printed, screen flooded for more! Click for more details & process photos.

2nd color ready to rock. Click for more details & process photos.

All done! Fresh off the press and still glistening, our Inara George hand silkscreen printed poster. Click for more details & process photos.

New poster released: Sara Bareilles Tour poster & merch suite!

3-color silkscreen Tour poster for Sara Bareilles, click for more info or to purchase.

Oh yeah! We’ve got another set of new designs to share today, and this is a fun one for sure.

Back in the late spring one day I received a convo in my Etsy shop from the lovely Sara Bareilles about doing some new merch pieces for her upcoming tours. Holy smokes! What a sweetpea. After a few backs and forth talks with the team she has, and having the pleasure of seeing her play live as well as have a meeting in person with her in Pittsburgh we were able to get to work on a suite of designs for this amazing artist.

Huzaah! We worked to create a series of pieces, including a new Tour Poster, tote bag and tank top for Sara Bareilles’s lively merch table.

The Tour Poster (above) is available with Sara on tour as well as in her web store here, and we have a very limited number on our site for sale as well here.

The tote bag and tank top are both available exclusively from Sara’s merch tables on tour and in her web store here, so go on over and get your bad self outfitted!

Sara Bareilles is on a major tour this summer and playing near you, check out the dates HERE.

Click for more info or to purchase this tank top!

Detail of our tank top design for Sara Bareilles. Click for more info or to purchase exclusively from her web store.

Go green & go pretty. Tote bag designed for Sara Bareilles. Click for more info or to purchase from her web store.

Exclusive new Designer Desktops set for Design Milk: “Light As A Bird” released!

Click to download a free, full-sized version of our Designer Desktop for July from Design Milk! Formatted for your computer, iPad and iPhone.

Hello there! We’re really excited to finally share a new bit of design work with everyone. We were approached by the powerhouse design blog Design Milk
(huge shout out thanks to lovely Kelly at Design Crush for the recommendation) in May to be a part of their ongoing curated Designer Desktops series. Of course, being a fan of Design Milk for quite sometime I said yes right away.

Jaime, the founder of Design Milk, asked us to choose a design related quote and then work from there to create a suitable exclusive illustration for desktop backgrounds and Apple wallpapers. Preferably something which would also relate to design, naturally. When I came across this gem by Coco Chanel:

“I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.”

I fell in love instantly and we went with it. Read more about the inspiration for these designs here at Design Milk 

Our Designer Desktops are FREE and available for download in multiple formats exclusively at Design Milk here for the entire month of July. There are 4 sizes to choose from for standard computer monitors as well as an iPad & an iPhone version too. All especially formatted for perfection, of course! Click below to download any and all of these sizes:

1024×768

1280×1024

1680×1050

1900×1200

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So drop on by Design Milk and get your free, light as a bird new desktops and wallpapers and spiff up!

Click to download this free iPhone wallpaper, or snag any of the 5 other formats of our design for Design Milk's July Desktops

New release! Bright Eyes silkscreen poster

New! Our 4-color, hand silkscreen printed poster for Bright Eyes, Click to purchase or for more info!

 

Brand spanking new and fresh off the press, it’s our new poster for Bright Eyes for his show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh,

The music of Connor Oberst and Bright Eyes is like a beacon of individuality, sweetness, anger, and passion, at least that’s the way I hear it. When I first began printing at the community studio Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh, Bright Eyes was on heavy rotation during Open Studio nights and his voice still reminds me of that awesome time toiling away in that funny early stage of learning printmaking where you learn to love mistakes as much as you do successes.

In homage to all things organic, wise and bright this fella is our all hand silkscreen printed poster for the singular sound of Bright Eyes with hand mixed midnight black, teal, acrylic screenprinting inks. Edition: 150, each of these limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Now available at my website here or also in my Etsy shop here.

Dig screenprinting? Have no clue what the hand printing process is like? Below are some process shots that I took while silkcreening this poster in my Flickr account:

1st color ink in the screen for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

t 2nd color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

3rd color ready to go for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

3rd color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

All done! 4th color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

 

New poster release! Paramore, 2011 Tour “Hands Up” poster

Click to purchase or for more info.


We’re mega excited about this one around here! Introducing our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition poster for Paramore for their 2011 Tour.

The darker side of Spring exposed for the band Paramore here in our poster for them. We’re so stoked working with these guys on a Spring 2011 poster.
All things grow in Spring, but all things may not always be what you expect. Dark, sweet, and sharp. That’s the allure of Paramore.

Available for sale at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here, this my all hand screenprinted poster for Paramore with bright blue, midnight black and scarlet red hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. Edition: 300 to the band (look for them on tour and from their website!) and an Artist’s Edition of only 50 posters is available for sale here. All 350 limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Are you a Paramore Superfan? They you will love what they’ve done that’s all rad and high tech with their copies of our poster. Oh yeah! The future is here. Only at the Paramore webstore, each poster includes a QR code on the back that will take you to a website with three options for mobile wallpapers that feature three unreleased photos of the band. The QR code can only be scanned by those who have a camera phone with a barcode reader and internet connection on their phone.

And for you printmaking nerds (and I hope that you are, like me!) check out some process photos in my Flickr account too!

Mixing ink for our hand silkscreen printed Paramore poster. Click for more info.

Printing red skull flowers for our Paramore poster. Click for more photos of the hand silkscreen printing process.

Paramore hand silkscreen printed Tour poster, 2nd color. Click for more info & more process photos.

Detail show of our hand silkscreen printed Paramore Tour poster. Click for more process photos and details.

All done! 350 prints later, this is our all hand silkcreen printed Paramore tour poster. Click for more info and process shots.

New art print release: Rose Red!

Rose Red, my new 2-color hand pulled silkscreen print.

Rose Red, Dark, sweet, and full of secrets. Rose Red is the 2nd in print in my fairy tale inspired print series, (my now sold out print, The Lady & The Wolf was the first). I’ve been fascinated by, OK possibly addicted to, fairy tales and fables since I was very young. Their allure has yet to lose it’s magic, especially the older versions of fairy tales with darker themes and symbols.

These days, many people know these stories 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.

Rose Red is my 2-color, all hand silkscreen printed art print using scarlet red and velvety black hand-mixed and non-toxic water based silkscreen inks. And yes! Edition of 200. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $25

Fresh off my press, hand printed and now available for purchase here at my website and also here in my Etsy shop.

Neato extra! This design is also available as a free iPhone & iPod Touch wallpaper at the super cool Poolga.com right here.

Are you a print nerd too? Check out some process photos from my Flickr account below.

 

Getting all set up to print Rose Red.

 

1st color of my hand silkscreen printed art print, Rose Red.

 

2nd and final color of my silkscreen printed Rose Red art print.

 

 

 

 

New print release: Going To See My Baby Yellow!

New, all hand screenprinted 6-color silkscreen art print Going To See My Baby Yellow available now! (Click for more info or to purchase.)

Spring is finally here! And to match the growing warmth and springy feel, here is a new silkscreen art print release! Going To See My Baby Yellow, a brand new colorway of my super popular art print about bicycles, love and that special glee. You know the feeling.

This hand-pulled & hand screenprinted happy day is a brand new colorway of a very popular print that I did in 2007, but in a super small edition for the Screens’n’Spokes fundraiser, now returned in fresh spring lemony yellow and soft sky-blue, just for you.

Going To See My Baby Yellow is my 6-color, all hand screen printed art print with fresh lemon yellow, bright bike red, dark grey, black and soft transparent sky-baby-blue hand-mixed and non-toxic water based silkscreen inks. And yes! The sky-baby-blue cloud breaks the margin/border just like a good cloud should, and it’s partially transparent over the white margin. Tweet! Edition of 200. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

For more information about this print, or to purchase, visit my website here or check out my Etsy shop here.

Some of the previous colorways like Baby Blue, Orange, Lavender, and Sage are now all sold out, enabling us to donate to a cause we really have close to our hearts, The National MS Society. And, a portion of the sale of each of these prints is donated to The National MS Society as well .

Milton Glaser illustration score; Gershwin Song Book beauties

Milton Glaser illustration in the 1960 Gershwin Song Book

Score! Pun!

I saw a few loose pages in an Etsy shop (called Sensorium, click here for more) of this amazing Gershwin Song Book (which is cool enough) illustrated by the legendary Milton Glaser (which is amazing!) published in 1960 and had to find out more.

I searched out an inexpensive &  complete song book, in beautiful condition at Abe Books and eeeeeeeeeeeee….it’s really lovely. Below are a just few more images from the song book. Yet, there are many more throughout the song book. Yum.

Milton Glaser illustration in the 1960 Gershwin Song Book

Milton Glaser illustration in the 1960 Gershwin Song Book

Milton Glaser illustration in the 1960 Gershwin Song Book

New print released: Hello Birds 2011 Calendar!

Hand screenprinted, 9 color Hello Birds 2011 Calendar. (Click to purchase or for more info!)

 

Calendars quite something, right? They help us keep track of time, but they can also help set a mood for the day. Let’s face it, of all of the things that we look at each & every day? A least a few should make you happy just by eyeballing ’em. My 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar aims to do just that. It’s just a fresh new day with some bird friends, saying “Hello.” Pretty good start already!

Our 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar comes in 2 versions, the one that you see here on crisp white paper, and next week there will also be a version on a wintery Spearmint to be released on 12/9/10. Your choice!

This happy day scene is my 9-color, hand screenprinted silkscreen print, loaded with overprints from my hand mixed poppy red, sun orange, sky cyan and forest green water based screenprinting inks. The extra bit of magic? From 4 colors pulled, I get 9 by layering inks to make new colors. I love screenprinting! All 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar prints are hand signed. Limited Edition of 75. Size: 12 x 19 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $20

Click here to purchase this new 2011 Hello Birds Calendar from my website and/or for more information, or head on over here to my Etsy shop.

Below are some selects from the silkscreen printmaking process for this calendar too:

Click to see more photos of screenprinting, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of screenprinting in action, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of the screenprinting process in action, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of the screenprinting process, or for more info.

 

 

New art prints released: Naptime & I Love My Books!

New 3 color hand silkscreened art print, "Naptime". (click to purchase or for more info.)

For a while now I’ve been wanting to try a new layout, a square one, and one that would fit right into an LP record frame. Well, that time has come.

It’s “Naptime”. We all get sleepy snuggly sometimes, and even natural-born enemies can be the best of friends. You just gotta let your softer side rule.

“Naptime” is the first print in that size and layout. From an illustration that I did a few weeks ago while hanging out on a lazy Sunday afternoon off, while we were totally being summer tv heads. Probably we were watching some cooking shows, or Holmes On Holmes (my new obsession) or such like television.

Anyhoo, I also decided rather than waste paper or have a weirdly shaped cast off, as the 12×12 inch size is smaller than my normal print & paper size, that I would run a smaller print at the same, 2-up. (2-up means printing 2 or more designs on the same page at the same time, cutting them down and apart after printing.) So, I did an ode to books for the secondary smaller design, as below, called “I Love My Books”. ‘Cause I do.

New 3-color (with overprints) mini art print, "I Love My Books", hand screenprinted. (click ot purchase or for more info.)

All sunny and warm, just like this summer. Both “Naptime” and  “I Love My Books” prints are now available at my website here and also in my Etsy shop here. And, for some process photographs of the hand screenprinting process, take a look below. Click on any image below to see more & get more info at my Flickr account too.

1st color, printed. (click to see a larger image, more images or for more info.)

2nd color screen taping & prep. (click to see a larger image, more images or for more info.)

Closeup of "I Love My Books" 3-color hand silkscreened art print.

Closeup of "Naptime", 3 color hand screenprinted art print.