Posts Tagged ‘Posters’
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Ugly Art Possesses Charm and Character

The crude, messy nature of screenprinting is exactly what attracted designer Ryan Duggan to his craft of making what he calls, “Ugly Art.” In Chicago, where the temps are currently freeze-your-ass-off frigid, the print scene is hot. “We have more pro-level screen printers in this city than anywhere else in the world, and yet it’s […]

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Good Taste: Letterpress Posters Whet Appetites!

Hot, Fresh, Wholesome & Delicious!  Handmade Tortillas, Fresh Baked Bread, Letterpress Posters? Yes, Please! When Mi Rancho opened its doors in 1939 in Oakland, Calif., it was the only Mexican grocery store in the area, providing handmade tortillas and other specialty items. This family-owned business has since grown into a supplier to restaurants all over ...

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100 Year Old Cow Helps Save the HWTM

Just Your Type: Sacred Cows A newly released print for The Beauty of Letterpress is being offered for sale to support the preservation and curation work at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. This block has historic significance. The 12.5 x 19 poster was printed by museum director Jim Moran. We spoke with Jim about his limited-edition Jersey […]

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Perfectly Imperfect: Human Connection

People love the tangible artifact because they love the notion that what they can hold something touch by human hands and designed by people who understand the value of real connection. With fine paper, color and texture, letterpress is the perfect media to achieve both. Emily Potts reports: "Although letterpress printing is a traditional, laborious process, ...

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Poster Backstory: Justin Ahrens — ARTCRANK Chicago 2014

  Justin Ahrens Puts a New Lid On The Great Emancipator Some people do their best thinking on a bicycle. And when Justin Ahrens rides, he thinks big. The best idea he’s ever had on a bike ride is Wheels4Water, a 1,000+ mile bike trip that helped raise more than $90,000 to provide access to clean […]

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Poster Backstory: Jennifer Kernica — ARTCRANK Chicago 2014

From Bolivia to Chicago, bikes bring everyone together in Jennifer Kernica’s poster. In Bolivia, in 2011, a family of five is riding together on a motorcycle, piled on top of each other and hanging on for dear life. Fast forward to 2014 in Chicago, where another family is riding around Lake Michigan in a single-file […]

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Poster Backstory: Hilary Clarcq — ARTCRANK Denver 2014

ArtCrank Poster Backstory: Hilary Clarcq's everyday adventures might range from solving intricate design problems to shredding a challenging slope on a bike or a board. But her approach is always the same: Find the perfect balance of curiosity and simplicity. Or, as she puts it, "Like childhood, but without the ignorance. So maybe we’d go riding in the Garden ...

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Poster Backstory: Alicia Mickes — ARTCRANK Seattle 2014

Enjoy the latest ARTCRANK update from Charles Youel: "From the earliest days of her childhood, Alicia Mickes was encouraged to try everything — and this freedom made creating fun. “Growing up I was always an artist. I loved crafting, comics and cartoons, often tried drawing my favorites such as Rainbow Bright, The ThunderCats, JEM, The Ren & Stimpy Show, ...

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Poster Backstory: Andre Martin — ARTCRANK Seattle 2014

Charles Youel offers another post about news from ARTCRANK Seattle. ARTCRANK® is a poster show about bicycles. Since 2007, ARTCRANK has staged more than 50 pop-up art shows featuring handmade, bike-inspired posters created by local artists and graphic designers in the U.S., the U.K. and France. Neenah Paper is teaming up with the show to highlight the work of ...

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Poster Backstory: Ryan Polich — ARTCRANK Seattle 2014

Charles Youel offers this latest news from ARTCRANK Seattle. ARTCRANK® is a poster show about bicycles. Since 2007, ARTCRANK has staged more than 50 pop-up art shows featuring handmade, bike-inspired posters created by local artists and graphic designers in the U.S., the U.K. and France. A longtime sponsor of ARTCRANK, Neenah Paper is teaming up with the show ...

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