•Featured Shop Artist of the Month Peaceful Traveler Wicked Wanderer hailing from Philly, drew and printed this awesome Atlanta print we’re so excited about!
PEACEFUL TRAVELER / WICKED WANDERER
IS HAND DRAWN, SCREENPRINTED POSTERS, MAPS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, DIORAMAS, PAINTINGS, & WOODEN OBJECTS AS WELL.
• MOST ITEMS ARE HAND SCREENED, WHICH MEANS THEY ARE NOT PRODUCED BY A COMPUTER.
THEY ARE PRODUCED BY HUMAN HANDS••• SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS ARE USED WHENEVER POSSIBLE, THIS INCLUDES – RECYCLED CARDSTOCK, RECYCLED/SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD, PRODUCTS MADE LOCALLY, SOY & WATER BASED INKS.
Marty May Designs:
From Sidewalk Stencils to Full on Screen Printing
Concealing spray paint and stencils in LA was an easy task, though still exciting. After many requests for these stencils as shirts, I started spraying them on American Apparel tees and so began my Press & Stitchery.
With the theft of my bike, my lovely little car, my naivety, and anything not bolted down, I decided to leave the city and head north. The money I saved in rent paid for my screen printing press and I took to printing full time. I started my Etsy shop, taking part time jobs until 2010. Now, I am fully sustained with Etsy orders and the many boutiques that carry my wares across the country.
Steering clear of sweatshops, I print my American Apparel shirts with eco friendly water based ink using traditional methods to ensure fair wages for workers and comfort for you body and conscience.
It’s been a long and trying journey, but fulfilling throughout. I love running into strangers wearing my shirts, ties and cardigans. I love the way their faces light up when I tell them I designed it. I love supporting myself with art.
From Abby’s website…
“Abby Berkson is a potter working in Easthampton, Mass.
Her pots are wheel-thrown stoneware, with glaze work inspired by vintage textile design and children’s illustration. All pots are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Abby earned a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2003 and worked under master potter Constance Talbot for four years.”
Come check out her beautiful work in person!
I suspect the origin for todays thunderstorm is that someone purchased a Cloud Factory at Young Blood from Pearson Maron. Adam Maron and Quincy Pearson are full time artists that are self professed “kitsch peddlers”, oh, and they’re also totally in love.
They’re sweet ceramic pieces evoke childhood memories and wide goofy smiles. Especially this one.
I just hope someone also purchased the rainbow factory because I’d like my blue sky to come back now!
Katharine Watson’s beautiful block prints adorn more than one display at Young Blood. You can find her bold designs on greetings cards, cloth bound journals and zippered pouches too.
Each image is created by carving an original hand drawn design into linoleum with V and U shaped tools. Ink is then applied using a roller and the image is transferred after pressure is applied.
Block printing is one of the oldest techniques in textile designs, Katharine learned this craft by completing an apprenticeship at a printing factory in India. The nature of this printmaking means that no two prints are exactly the same.
If you can’t decide which of Katharine’s items to buy, may I suggest a notebook , so that when you decide you need more of her prints in your life you have a place to write your shopping list
What better way to say I have a WHALE of a good time with you then purchasing a set of “Best Friend” whales from Mary Beth Heishman.
These hammered brass or silver beauties are hand crafted in Las Vegas and are made to appeal to “the little girl in some of us”. This makes them the coolest grown up friendship bracelets I’ve ever seen (mainly because it means you get to keep one for yourself too)!
Now that you’ve decided you want a set all you have to do is figure out who gets the honor of being your BFF!
When he’s not serenading the streets with his accordion, he’s being a creative freaking genius. Look at this write up our good buddy, Joy Phrasavath got in Creative Loafing! and it ain’t just online. FRONT COVER. Go joy. We love you and when you spin on your head in the shop.