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!
Now that we are fully into the summer, it’s time to introduce our new sun-baked and semi-abstract, small art print, “Poppies”.
Bright, overlapping poppies waving together against a deep sun filled background. Two peas in a pod!
Playing with imaginary nature and abstract shapes is something we love to do. Every now and again a quick experimental sketch becomes something worth playing with further. This art print is based off of the illustration for our new Andrew Bird and Death Cab For Cutie poster, which you can see here.
Please note, this is a digital and giclee archival print (not a silkscreen print)
of an original illustration by strawberryluna. Each print is hand titled and signed.
- Designed to be flexible and fit beautifully into an 11×14 sized frame with a matte, 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.
- Size: Paper size is 9.5 x 12.75 inches (24.13 cm x 32.4 cm). Image size measures 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16.5 cm x 24.1 cm).
“Poppies” is now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy store here. Ready to go to a new home and brighten your walls! $20
- 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.
What a show! We were thrilled to do this show poster for 2 of our favorite and spectacular bands in one spectacular show, right in our backyard. Pinch us, are we dreaming?
This is our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition show poster for Andrew Bird & Death Cab For Cutie’s show in Pittsburgh on July 13th, 2012 at Stage AE.
- Size 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).
- Inks: 7 colors from 4 screens with hand-mixed sunny field yellowy orange, clear red and teal, overlaying one another to make deeper colors than any one on it’s own, and seed black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.
- Edition: Limited edition of just 120. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.
- 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 7-color, all hand screen printed rock poster for Andrew Bird & Death Cab For Cutie 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.)
2012 Three Owls Wall Calendar, now available to keep you company all year long! Click for more info or to purchase.
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
We’re super excited to release our 2012 Wall Calendar, Three Owls. All set for the leap year of 2012!
Whooooo’s ready to keep you company all year long? Our 3 little owls! On the lookout & got your back, 366 days of the year. That’s right! 2012 is a Leap Year.
All hand illustrated by us and wonderfully printed on an Indigo press here in Pittsburgh. Bright, smart, & ready to hang on any wall.
Limited edition of just 100. Size: 11 x1 7 inches (27.9 cm x 43.2 cm.) Paper: no acid, archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $14
Now available for purchase either HERE from our webstore or also in our Etsy shop here.
Best & Brightest Holidays to you & yours!
Click to purchase the Belle & Sebastian 2012 Wall Calendar from the Banchory web store!
Just in time for everything: A brand new Belle & Sebastian 2012 Wall Calendar Poster to keep you company all year long.
The Calendar is a limited edition, A2 poster-style format. (That’s just about 18×24 for us Yanks.) Easy to frame with Belle & Sebastian keeping you company for 366 days in a row. That’s right, 2012 is a leap year. Doink!
Belle & Sebastian 2012 Wall Calendar – Designed by us, strawberryluna, and beautifully litho printed in good ol’ Glasgow, UK and shipping internationally in time for the holidays.
This 2012 litho Wall Calendar is available exclusively via Belle & Sebastian’s web store. Clickety-click here to purchase!
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:
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! 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.)
Poster for Ingrid Michaelson at The Fillmore in San Francisco, by strawberryluna. (Click for more info or to purchase.)
Hey smartie-sweetie-cuties, what’s up?
Here is a “new” poster release! I say “new” in “quotes” as the show date was from way back in November of 2010 (that’s like a lifetime ago!), but I didn’t receive my copies of the poster until just a few weeks ago, and somehow posting this little baby up slipped from my to-do list. Apologies!
Onward & upward: We were commissioned by the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco to do a special show poster for Ingrid Michaelson’s show there on 11/1/10 with The Guggenheim Grotto. In the classic Fillmore tradition, they print and give 1,000 copies of the posters created for their shows away at the end of the night to the fans as a big thanks. And this is that poster for Ingrid Michaelson’s show.
And it’s now available for purchase from my website here and also from my Etsy shop here.
More about this poster:
The Fillmore hosted the multi-talented musician, signer / songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, and as their tradition, which dates back to the 1960s, they handed out copies of this poster to the audience at the end of the show. We’re so proud to be a part of this incredible legacy and are tickled to do this poster for The Fillmore & Ingrid Michaelson.
This poster is an offset print, not screenprinted, it was printed by The Fillmore for the show. It’s a 3-color, design with an edition of 1,000. Of that 1,000 given to the fans at the show and to the bands’ members. Artists’ Edition of just 75 posters, each one hand signed & numbered by me, strawberryluna. Size: 13w x 19h inches (33 cm x 48.3 cm). Paper: thick and heavy white stock.
This poster was given away at the show in San Francisco and I have just a portion of the run available (less than 70!) for sale here, so they will go quick!
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 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.
Hand screenprinted, 4-color tour poster for The Spinto Band,. Click here for more information!
Hey hey! Brand new poster finally released and out there for you! It’s my fall 2009 tour poster for The Spinto Band, with Generationals & Pepi Ginsberg‘s Park The Van “Family Values” fall super tour.
Hooooraay! I love ’em. Bright, fun, hard workin’ and rad. 3 super sounds in one show poster.
This poster is my all hand screenprinted tour poster for some super bands (check them out and see if I’m lying.)
What you see here is a 4-color poster with magenta, sunny orange and black inks. Size: 16w x 22h inches. Edition of 145, though I have only 30 for sale and the rest were sold on tour with the band. Paper: acid-free & archival Cougar 100 lb White, cover weight.
Now available for purchase at my website HERE!
Here’s a couple photos of the print being built:
1st color down
2nd color, transparent magenta, lets the orange under layer show through and it makes a nice ruby red where they overlap.
And, some more good old fashioned hand printing process photos are here on my Flickr page too.