// posts about the working proof
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
New print release! Colleen Shull’s work is enchanting: gemstone shapes floating in bright colorfields, and the saturated colors that she uses. Her work invokes a sense of calm. Ozz is part of a recent series of small jewel-like paintings. It is a study in greens: natural and artificial, with a shout out to the famed Emerald City of Oz. Therefore, emerald green, duck pond green, phalo green, phosphorous green, green-gold, and moss green all mingle together in Ozz.
15% of each print sold will be donated to Action for Healthy Kids, because Colleen believes that healthy bodies, habits, and minds set the foundation for kids to succeed in the world. Read our interview with Colleen here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
New print release! We’re pleased to bring Sam Caldwell back for another print edition! Mast Hangers is part of a collection of four small paintings that were inspired by Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic.
15% of each print sold will be donated to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Read our interview with Sam here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
New print release! Chevron Repeat is a beautiful exercise in pattern and technique by Sasha Prood. In Sasha’s words:
Chevron Repeat is a piece from a larger ‘watercolor meets pattern’ study. In this study I was exploring the juxtaposition of order – the geometric shape in repeat and disorder – the imperfect quality of watercolor. What I enjoy most about painting with watercolor is that as much as you work to control it, there is always an unpredictable aspect in how it will dry.
15% of each print sold will be donated to Action for Healthy Kids. Read our interview with Sasha here, and buy the print here.
Also! Today is The Working Proof’s two-year birthday, and our 100th print edition. To mark the occasion, we are offering 10% off of all orders placed between now and this Friday, October 14th, 6PM EST. Please use the code100PRINTS when checking out. It’s been an awesome two years of working with our amazing artists and charities, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. Huge thanks to you all, whether you’ve bought prints, shared The Working Proof with your friends, sent us a nice email, or just admired the art from afar. Thank you!
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
New print release! It is officially fall, and Allez!, by Josie Portillo, is a great print to usher in the new season with.
“Allez!” is French for “Come on!” or “Go.” It is a common term shouted or written on the roads by fans as encouragement for cyclists during races. Sometimes, in our everyday lives, we need to hear these words of encouragement when we are confronted by obstacles, in order to push ourselves to the top.
15% of each print sold will be donated to The Pablove Foundation. Read our interview with Josie here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
New print release! Roberta Pinna creates beautiful paintings of figures in motion. I was immediately drawn to Costumata in Red for its bright colors and the weight the figure brings to the artwork – anchored, yet suspended, light but heavy.
Roberta choose to pair her print with Restore NYC for their work with international survivors of sex trafficking in New York City, because she believes that “only where human rights and dignity exist can people express their personal best, establish democracy, and a solid future.” Read our interview with Roberta here, and buy the print here.
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.
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Dan Funderburgh for The Working Proof.
EDITORIAL INTERN, FALL 2011
10-16 per week, hours are flexible
School credit / unpaid
Starts September / Ends mid December
The Working Proof is an online print gallery and shop that brings together art + charity through a series of limited-edition prints. 15% of each print sold is donated to the charity of the artist’s choice. The Working Proof is located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, and we are currently seeking an intern who will provide us with curation, copywriting and office support.
- Assistance with artist research and outreach.
- Assistance with interviewing artists, and editing interviews for our weekly newsletter.
- Preparation of artist editions for weekly print launch.
- Contribution to our blog (artist interviews and artist happenings)
- Assistance in brainstorming of new website features.
- Order fulfillment.
- Social media outreach (twitter, facebook)
- Attend/photograph/write up design events around NYC for the Sub-Studio Design Blog.
The internship will begin in mid-September (preferably the week of September 12th). We prefer that you work from our Prospect Heights apartment, but a scenario where you work partially from home is also a possibility. We are seeking an intern that can work 10-16 hours per week; those hours are flexible between 10-6pm, M-F.
- Excellent written communication skills
- Knowledge and interest in what is going on in the art and design worlds
- Organized and efficient
- Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
- Familiarity with WordPress/Blogger
- Social networking enthusiast
Please send an email to me introducing yourself, including a list of your favorite artists, blogs, and websites, along with your resume and two short writing samples. If you have a design portfolio, all the better – please send us a link or some samples of your work!
Thank you for your interest!
Stacey Rozich for The Working Proof.