I love the look of the old WPA posters. Yesterday, I found that they have a database of nearly 1000 old posters. I think I spet nearly two hours looking through them all. Here are a few of my favorites.
It’s New Year’s Eve and we’ve just added some new items to our Etsy shop! I made these dino t-shirts as Christmas gifts for my nephews and Trevor’s niece, but I made sure to print a few extra for our shop. I also finally got around to putting our Matryoshka Dolls on Etsy. Yay!
I don’t really participate in new year’s resolutions, but I do see the new year as a chance to reflect on my goals and personal growth. It’s been wonderful sharing my creative pursuits with you in 2011, and I hope for a creatively inspired 2012.
Have a safe and happy holiday,
Last week I printed some new tote bags to sell at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. They feature Darius “Hootie” Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish crying about dolphins as mentioned in the 1994 hit “Only Wanna Be with You.”
Yesterday was my final day of classes for the quarter. I spent around 20 hours over the last few days making this flash website. The last thing I wanted to do when I turned the project in was more work, but with the holiday next week there’s only so much time to get projects done before the Detroit Urban Craft Fair.
So I printed.
When you’re doing something you love, working can become this relaxing, mind-settling activity. I left open studio feeling really at peace and I realized that I am finally the person I want to be. I may not be exactly where I want to be in life, but I am working towards it and that gives me a sense of fulfillment.
Because grad school isn’t keeping me busy enough, I’ve decided to take a screen printing class starting next week. I’m thinking of creating a calendar for my big project. Here’s a roundup of some 2012 calendars that I love.
Letterpress calendar from onceCANOEtwo
Letterpress mini calendar from YeeHaw
Letterpress cross stitch calendar from Pistachio Press
Screen printed psychedelic country calendar from Joshua Norton
This last one isn’t a 2012 calendar, but I couldn’t help myself from adding it. I loved the tradition of having an advent calendar when I was a child.
Amsterdam Advent Calendar from Nouveau Designs
Last fall, I spent much of my free time watching Twin Peaks. I suppose it’s a combination of plaid and eeriness that makes the series seem distinctly autumnal to me. I began this post intending to write about fashion inspired by Twin Peaks and to unveil the t-shirt I just completed. However, when I was searching for images of characters, I found instead an abundance of awesome fan art.
Twin Peaks Pencil Set from piediddy
Map of Twin Peaks by Robert Farkas
Nadine Hurley Embroidery from Jennifer at Children Playing with Fire
T-shirt from What Good Have I Done Today?