Monday, April 11, 2011

Phineas Jones Buntacles.

I don't know what to say about this awesomeness except buy it now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sonnenzimmer Experimental Print Sale

Our friends at Sonnenzimmer are having a sale of experimental prints through this Friday (tomorrow) Here's a description of just what the heck is going on:

"Every now and then, Nadine and I get the bug to experiment with new printing techniques, try out color relationships, or just see how an image looks printed, with no intention of making a finalized product. These usually happen in batches of 10 or 15 and ultimately end up sitting in our flat files, never to be seen again. Over the past few years, we've built up quite a collection of these prints, and we've decided it is time to set some of them free. For the next week, we are offering these experiments in three affordable sets."

Crosshair Fort #3

Dan MacAdam of Crosshair has just put out an impressive new art print , Fort #3. Here's Dan's description:
"Fort #3 is the third in Crosshair's ongoing "Forts" series of art prints.

Each of these prints depicts an unusual structure in an isolated setting. Each one I have sought out and photographed for its particular effect on my imagination.

This print differs from the previous two in that the source image was captured on film rather than digital photography, leading a subtle but significant organic quality to its textures when separated for print.

Fort #3 is a 23x23" square, ten-layer silk screen print, produced in an edition of 100, signed & numbered by the artist."

It is available now in the Gigposters Classifieds.

Rich Kelly- Mountain Goats

Rich Kelly is a Chicago illustrator and printer who has been making some great work this year. I've been watching his work up close over at the Screwball shop and it looks great in person as well. Here is his new poster for the Mountain Goats.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Sonnenzimmer awesomeness

Nick and Nadine are on a roll- Check out these new beauties.

For Judson Claiborne residency at Schubas:

For Josh Berman's new release on Delmark Records, Old Idea

Diana Sudyka- Morris's Nest

This amazing Etching by Diana Sudyka is now sold out, but it needs to be looked at more , so here are some photos and info. Diana's work is always masterful, this one is bittersweet.

"This is a 2 color (meaning 2 plate) copper etching that I made while visiting a print shop at Edinboro University in PA. The image is based loosely on a series engravings from an 1875 edition of Francis Orpen Morris, A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds. I've always been mesmerized by how the eggs eerily levitate about their nests in the images. The plates are printed up in a dark sepia brown (nest and background texture), and a robin's egg blue. They were printed by hand on a beautiful Takach intaglio press here in Chicago. The edition size is 18, and I have 13 available to sell. It's printed on a heavy weight, cream colored, cotton rag paper.

This print is a benefit print, meaning that 100% of the sales will go to help out a friend of mine. He lost his wife suddenly, under tragic circumstances in the first week of June 2009. The print is named in her honor as well as that of F.O. Morris. "

The Facts:

-2 color copper plate etching printed by hand

-paper size: 15.5 x 19.5 inches

-image size: 7.5 x 9 inches

-Printed on heavyweight, cotton rag, cream white Hahnemüle german etch paper

-Limited edition of 18, signed, numbered, and stamped with my chop mark


OK- back to this thing.