Flatstock 56 at Bumbershoot!

Greg Gordon's Print Demo!

Just wrapped Flatstock at Bumbershoot! What a hoot!

Thanks to everyone who came out to look at or purchase some art, or just to say hello.

Had a great time at the demo booth, and hanging with old friends.

Here are some photos for you to see!

Special thanks to everyone at API, Kevin Cole, Ethan Raup, Brian Patrick Hill and everyone at KEXP, Speedball, Ryonet, Fremont Brewing and the crew at Easy Street Records!

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RIDE THE CART!

RIDE THE CART!

Damm kids!!

Damm kids!!

Sponsor placement

Thanks to Ryonet, Speedball, Easy Street, KEXP, The VERA Project, and Fogland Studios!

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The Fogland store is finally up!

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One of a kind boxes for one of a kind books! Supplies are limited and shipping is free!!! (we’ve been huffing to much ink)

 

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API/KEXP Flatstock 56 Preview

Kevin Cole, Eric Carnell, Mike Klay, API, KEXP, Gathering Space, Install

Super happy to be part of the API/KEXP Flatstock 56 Preview Show.

Currently in the Gallery at the Gathering Space, the API/KEXP Flatstock 56 Preview Show is up! Come see art from more than a dozen artists from around the World before they descend on Seattle for Flatstock 56 at Bumbershoot September 2-4!

 

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Mike Klay and Kevin Cole talking rock and posters.

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A couple people who couldn’t wait until the install was complete to look at some nice gigposters

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July Drawing Jam!!

July’s drawing jam is here! Come draw and meet the shop cat Regi!

We supply the drawing materials you bring the creativity!

 

February and May books are available for pick up and all books are available for sale!

 

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Hot of the Press: A cool summer book fair.

Fantagraphics has invited us to table at this awesome event. Come check it out.

Details provided by Fantagraphics:
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM as we welcome acclaimed indie comix artist Sammy Harkham and wish a fond farewell to the Intruder at the second annual Hot Off the Press book fair at Fantagraphics Bookstore! This colorful festival features tables of local handcrafted comix and zines by many of the Northwest’s most admired artists. Special guest Sammy Harkham will sign copies of the newly released Kramer’s Ergot 9 anthology as well as his alluring self-published serial Crickets. Another attraction is Seattle artist Josh Simmons signing the latest installment of Jessica Farm project, a highly conceptual comic book series designed by Harkham.

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Graphic Masters opening at SAM

We are happy to be participating in this event as a guest of Short Run. We will have a table set up selling our books and art during the Zine & Print fair. It should be a great time for all.

Seattle Art Museum will be open late on June 9 to celebrate the new exhibition, “Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb.” The celebration will feature music, art, animation, and zines. Bring your family and friends—the whole community is invited! Free and open to the public.
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THE NIGHT’S EVENTS INCLUDE:

5–9 PM: SAM + Short Run : Zine & Print Fair
A showcase of local illustrators, zinesters, and printmakers curated by Short Run Seattle.

5–9 PM: Printmaking
Create your own prints with local artists!

5:30–8:30 PM: Art of Jazz
featuring Happy Orchestra.

6–7:30 PM SAM Gallery Opening
Join the artists in celebrating the opening of “Contemporary Printmakers” at SAM Gallery with light refreshments. Featured artists include Troy Gua, Rachel Illingsworth, Iskra Johnson, Curt Labitzke, Stephen Rock, and Kate Sweeney.

7 PM: Seattle Animation Mini-Fest
Animation artist Clyde Petersen presents a collection of films by The Seattle Experimental Animation Team, featuring works by Drew Christie, Webster Crowell, Britta Johnson, Stefan Gruber, and Guinness Waller.

and more…

Learn more about #GraphicMasters: visitsam.org/graphicmasters

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Fogland en Habana!

(Warning! I swear and use shit grammar)

This has been sitting in the fucking drafts folder a month. Ugh. 

I’d hoped to post at least once a day while in Cuba. However internet isn’t really a thing here because they don’t have open wifi signals everywhere and believe it or not, Starbucks doesn’t exist here. So no free wifi. So you have to go to the shops or hotels and purchase cards, like a calling card but for Internet. The first post I made to Instagram, I was logged in to my internet card in hotel bar checking hockey scores (GO BIRDS) while sipping a mojito. So this might be a long post about several days. I’m also now sitting in a hotel lobby sipping mojitos and uploading this. (BIRDS SWEEP KELOWNA!)Ok so Monday was 10 miles of walking and touristy stuff and rum. 

On Tuesday we stopped at Clandestina to install the Intergalactic David Bowie day poster show.

We are planning to have a big closing party on the 30th and Clandestina is said to have some of the best parties in Havana Vieja! I’ll post photos once I’m back in Miami. 

Since Tuesday we’ve been to several gallery shows so far as well the opening of The Seattle Havana Tehran poster show. 

Many of you may have seen this show at Bumbershoot 2015, only 4 of the designers in the show: Chad Lundberg, Sean Waple, David Gallo and myself were able to attend. But there are Seattle artists like Jeff Kleinsmith, Chelsea Wirtz, Andrew Crawshaw and many others in the show as well. 


We’ve attended several lectures including one by Emory Douglas who is responsible for the art and images in the Black Panther newspaper. Seriously look him up! 

We aren’t just attending gallery shows and design lectures however. WE ARE PRINTING! We are working at Taller René Portacarrero serigraphy shop with our friend Darwin Fornez. 


They have 5 One-Arm Bandits set up here and about 2-3 drying racks per station.


(Ok it’s gross and hazy because Thursday morning the Cuban government was spraying for Mosquitos. Trying to prevent Zika)

The screens are huge as well, so the washout is huge! But this is only for reclaiming screens. They also stretch their own screens! 


The exposure room also has a small wash out and that is were they wash a freshly exposed screen. 


It’s got drawers. 

There is so much more. But I’m hot and sweaty and they are filming Rapido Y Furioso Ocho on the malecón so traffic is a mess and cab rides are costing us more. 

Today I’m went to the cemetery and that will probably not be a story I share. We then went to CaCa en Tallé. Which is part Flatstock part poster competition and screened the Happy Together project. (I’ll post about that when I get home)

Tomorrow(Saturday) is CaCaStock! Which is Flatstock but in Cuba. We will be doing the drawing portion of the Fogland en Cuba book there then move the printing to Clandestina in the afternoon to hang with Bowie. We’ve had so many people ask about the drawing that I think it’s going to fill up faster than any book we’ve ever done!

There is so much more but the longer I type the more rum I drink so it gets weird and I need to sleep. 

Goodnight Fogland and I probably won’t post again till Monday but then I’ll be in Miami airport for 8 hours. 

They also let David print. That’s a funny story. 

This is the piece I worked on with Nelson Ponce. I’ll post more about Love/Hate later!

OH! 

Poster for CaCa en Tallé 

I have so many pictures I can wait to share more!!!

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Independent Bookstore Day 2016

We are excited to announce we will be returning to Elliot Bay Book Co this year for our second live printing demo on April 30th for Independent Book Store Day!

We will be creating and printing items available for you to obtain fresh off the press! Come down and say “HI!” and grab your limited edition mini-zine (or whatever we come up with)!

Bookplates for Independent Bookstore Day 2015

A row of the final prints.

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Bowie in Havana

We knew it was going to continue after the initial launch, but had no idea it would be the first sanctioned poster exchange under the US – Cuba cultural arts visa program.

The Intergalactic Bowie Day Poster Show has arrived, and is installed at Clandestina De Cuba! We are so excited to have been able to take the prints to Havana with Daniel Smith’s Seattle – Havana – Tehran Poster Exchange. Again, HUGE thanks to our partners KEXP, Northwest Polite Society, and Independence Printage for organizing the event, and all of the artists who participated to make this event great!

Fogland’s David and Kelsey Gallo are proudly repping us down in Havana. We don’t really have good communication, but the first photos trickled out.

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The Intergalactic Bowie Day Poster Show installed at Clandestina de Cuba in Havana as part of the Seattle – Havana – Tehran Poster Show!

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Shawn Wolfe’s “Untitled” with “Intergalactic Bowie Day’s Cover Piece” installed at Clandestina de Cuba in Havana!

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Barry Blankenships “Can You Hear Me Major Tom…Nevermind” installed at Clandestina de Cuba in Havana

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KEXP New Home Grand Opening

Incase you missed it. Fogland recently hosted the screen printing committee from The Vera Project. Here is a message from Laura Crisler, the incredible Committee Co-Chair who ran this project and made the whole thing possible!

“The Vera Project Screenprint Committee is honored to team up with our new neighbors, KEXP, to curate and produce a set of limited edition handmade screenprinted posters in celebration of KEXP’s New Home Grand Opening April 16th. Vera’s Screenprint Committee is a volunteer run group focused on enriching Seattle’s screenprint community through affordable education, hands-on learning, and collective engagement. Our goal was to get a collection of artists who truly represent the energy of a KEXP/VERA collaboration. The main event poster is designed by Sub Pop Art Direct Jeff Kleinsmith and comes in 4 different color variations. Victor Melendez learned to print at Vera and designed the poster showcasing Microsoft’s: “Inside the Music of KEXP” installation – an interactive exhibit featuring the music of alt-J, Samaris, Olafur Arnalds, and Floating Points. Chelsea Wirtz designed for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Barry Blankenship created the Strand of Oaks poster. Finally, the Screenprint Committee’s own Tory Franklin and Eric Carnell designed for Hey Marseilles and Bob Mould.

Bob Mould – designed by Eric Carnell of Independence Printage/Fogland Studios; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

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The result is a beautiful collection showcasing some of Seattle’s best gig poster designers, printed by a group of volunteers of varying backgrounds, in celebration of a transition we’re all excited to be a part of. We hope you like them!”

Strand of Oaks – designed by Barry Blankenship; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

Hey Marseilles – designed and printed by Tory Franklin

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – designed by Chelsea Wirtz; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

Microsoft: Inside the Music of KEXP – designed by Victor Melendez; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

 

The HERO. Grand Opening Festival Poster – designed by Jeff Kleinsmith; Patent Pending; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

Grand Opening Festival Poster – designed by Jeff Kleinsmith; Patent Pending; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

 

Grand Opening Festival Poster – designed by Jeff Kleinsmith; Patent Pending; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

Grand Opening Festival Poster – designed by Jeff Kleinsmith; Patent Pending; printed by Fogland Studios/The VERA Project Screen Committee

 

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