// posts about prints
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
New print release! We’re thrilled to bring you another print edition by the super talented Stacey Rozich - The Builders, which was originally commissioned by Seattle-based design studio Iacoli & McAllister.
When I set out to make this piece for Jamie and Bryan, I wanted to convey the work ethic and the ingenuity that I see in all of the things that they create. The Builders features two strong figures, imposing in their stance and costuming, who are holding tools – a subtle nod to Jamie and Bryan’s craft. I snuck in Jamie’s little white dog as the creature between the figures.
15% of each print sold will be donated to Puppies Behind Bars. Read our interview with Stacey here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
New print release! We moved recently to a new apartment. As anyone who has moved before knows, the whole process is so distracting – first we had to find the place, then we packed up our old apartment, then the move, and now figuring out how to decorate it. Ana Montiel’s print En Las Nubes (In the Clouds) perfectly sums up how I feel these days – head in the clouds, a million different voices and things vying for my attention, and yet there is a peace and contentment that can be found in the midst of the chaos.
The people featured in En Las Nubes (In the Clouds) are dreamers. I wanted to illustrate the “having your head in the clouds” feeling, but in a funny way.
15% of each print sold is donated to Doctors Without Borders. Read our interview with Ana here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
New print release! After such a warm summer, I’m starting to dream about cooler temperatures, falling leaves, apple cider, scarves…Amy Borrell’s print Sprinkles looks ahead to the changing seasons – snow and sport, and candy-colored skiers drifting gently down snow covered slopes beneath a pink moon.
Amy chose to pair her print with The Pablove Foundation for their work in improving the quality of life for children living with cancer. Read our interview with Amy here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
New print release! Snake Vase, by the always talented Caitlin Keegan. Snake Vase is inspired by the silhouettes and the pictorial style of ancient Greek vases. The design wraps around, implying another unseen image on the opposite side.
Caitlin chose to pair her print with Farm Sanctuary again, in support of their unique mission of exposing and stopping cruel animal farming practices. Read our interview with Caitlin here and buy the print here.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Dan McCarthy’s newest print Wish You Were Here is beautiful and kind of sad.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Our newest print is by Merijn Hos. The print is called Trophy, and rather than being a trophy that is awarded for accomplishments or for finishing first, Trophy is meant to be a reminder of the many blessings that already exist in our lives. This resonates with me, as I find it very easy to wish for more, rather than taking stock and enjoying all that I already have.
15% of each print sold will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Read our interview with Merijn here, and buy the print here.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
We had the opportunity recently to design a show poster for Cut Copy’s concert tonight in Prospect Park, which benefits Celebrate Brooklyn. It was a lot of fun to design a poster for a band we admire.
Cut Copy selected the design shown above, which is probably the most subtle of the five designs we submitted. Had time permitted, I would have loved to have done a screenprint of one of the more graphic designs. Perhaps for some other show!
I believe that the show is sold out, but if you were lucky enough to get tickets, and you like our poster, you can pick one up at the show. It is a limited edition of 250. The other designs we came up with are shown below.
The one above was my favorite design, although Sean thought it was too literal.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
We’re thrilled to welcome Erik Otto back to The Working Proof, with Refresh, a gorgeous limited edition of 30 screenprints. Erik’s work is always thoughtful and filled with symbolism.
Just like a snow globe that needs to be shaken up so that all the bits swirl around and land in their undetermined new places, every now and then our lives need that same shaking up. A fellow traveler explained this to a friend, my friend told me, and now I am passing on this perfect metaphor. Refresh is about moving on from past ideas and moving forward with a positive and new outlook.
We’re heading into a big change ourselves – moving from the East Village to Brooklyn, and this print is a perfect reminder that change is good! Change brings growth and new opportunities. Besides being a gorgeous pieces, I love the sentiment behind it.
15% of each print sold will be donated to 826 National, which Erik chose because Refresh is about taking a confident leap in a new direction, but without a quality education, one might not even know that there are bigger opportunities out there. Read our interview with Erik here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Back to the Garden, by Sarajo Frieden.
15% of the sale of this print goes to 826 National.
We’re thrilled to welcome Sarajo Frieden back to The Working Proof. Her first edition with us was Blue Water, a gorgeous print inspired by tiny bioluminescent phytoplankton in the ocean. Today’s print edition is also inspired by nature, this time by the great outdoors.
Back to the Garden, is a bit nostalgic in that it refers to a place or time of innocence and beauty that isn’t always easily attainable. We hear a lot about the environment under assault (and for good reason), but I think it’s also important to connect to the beauty present in nature as a reminder to keep up the good fight in protecting it.
For me, one place that represents this kind of verdant, exuberant beauty is the Osa Peninsula/Corcovado National Park area in southern Costa Rica. It encompasses 13 different ecosystems such as lowland rainforest, cloud forest, coastal marine, and mangrove swamps. The combination of ocean, river, and rainforest is heaven to me. I wasn’t thinking of any one place in particular while working on Back to the Garden, but a combined memory of places (like this one) that I’ve been fortunate to visit.
15% of each print sold will be donated to 826 National, which Sarajo chose because of their work helping kids to be come thoughtful, creative thinkers and decision makers. Read our interview with Sarajo here, and buy the print here.
Sarajo’s previous print for The Working Proof: Blue Water.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Debbie Powell is an international artist with an impressive roster of clients – Penguin, Jamie Oliver, Marks & Spencer, Galison, and Simon & Schuster, among many others. We are thrilled to have her as an artist at The Working Proof.
Debbie’s print, Hello Hand, is beautiful in its simplicity – a figure, a printed textile, and a hand-shaped pin that holds the garment together. Hello Hand was inspired by some jewelry pieces that Debbie worked on with her sister and father, under the name Rah and Rah (I love that this is a family collaboration!).
15% of each print sold will be donated to The Pablove Foundation. Buy the print here, and read our interview with Debbie here.