// posts about us
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
With the NSS starting on Sunday, things are pretty crazy here, so I apologize for the drop off in posts. We’ll be back in proper form soon! In the mean time – here’s one of the many things that has been keeping us so busy – we are launching a line of semi-custom wedding suites. The Windsor Collection combines the tactile luxury and crispness of letterpress with the vibrancy and graphic boldness of screenprinting, which we think is the best of both worlds. Hope you like!
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
We’re excited to be a part of The Incredible Print Show over at Artstream, a gallery in Rochester, NH. The show is exhibiting the works of 50 artists from around the world, including some of favorites (top right to bottom left): Justin Richel, Jodi Green, Edibeth Farrington, Jaime Derringer, Ana Ventura, and Ashley G. There are over 200 works in lithography, seriagraph, and digitial prints, to linocuts, woodcuts, letterpress and gocco on paper, clay, porcelain and textile! Our Revolution! prints are in the show.
The show opens online on May 1st online and on May 2nd in the gallery.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
We’ve been sitting on these for a while, for no good reason, so before they end up being 6 months old, I’m happy to present our Revolution! print series. Hope you enjoy!
The Revolution! series draws from historic events of the pre-Revolutionary War period. The rebellion of The Stamp Act, The Boston Tea Party and The Liberty Tree were symbols of unifying images and events in American History. The propaganda of the time was in character with the popular line-drawing illustration style of the time. For our print series, we wanted to imagine what it would be like if a modern style were applied to rally the historic call-to-arms of the citizens and colonies leading to the American Revolutionary War.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
About a month ago Caitlin of Blanket Magazine asked us to participate in a project called Pass It On. She rounded up six artists (apparently she found all of us through the Shiny Squirrel Boutique – thanks, Jessica!) and asked Catherine Ryan to start by drawing whatever she wanted to, the result of which she then passed on to Shawn Creeden, who passed it on to Jess Gonacha, who sent it to Rose Lazar, who sent it to us, who sent it to Jessica White, who finished it off! Whew!
Above is the finished illustration and below is an evolution of the drawing as it went from person to person. Fun times! Thanks for asking us to participate, Caitlin! Check out the new issue of Blanket Magazine for lots of great art and articles – it’s free to download.
Catherine Ryan –> Shawn Creeden –> Jess Gonacha (who drew my favorite part of the illustration – the dripping faucet!)
Rose Lazar –> Sub-Studio –> Jessica White (below).
Friday, February 13th, 2009
I just made a Sub-Studio Twitter account…late, I know! I come across so many great links throughout the week that I don’t have time to make full-blown posts for here, and Twitter seems like a great medium for sharing all of those…so if you want to follow us on Twitter, our username is substudio…Also – any must-add Twitterers that you love? I checked out Twitter’s suggested users and am now following Rainn Wilson, Ashton Kutcher, and Jimmy Fallon…:). Ashton sure updates his a lot!
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
We are pleased to announce the launch of Arboreal, a new limited-edition print inspired by our recent hikes in the Cascade Mountains, and imagined as a pair to our Abyssal print. Each 2-color print is 8″ wide by 20″ high (print size is 4″ by 16″), and is silk-screened by hand on 300gsm archival Fabriano Magnani Pescia White paper. Check it out here.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
I’m excited to share three new additions to the Black & Silver line of Brevity – the Wave pendant series. Inspired by Japanese illustrations, the pendants are simple in shape and geometry. There are three necklaces in the series so far – Wave, Lantern and Spade (L to R).
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Hi all – I’m back in NYC after spending a week and a half in Yakima, WA…Thank you so much for all of the kind emails and comments – I really appreciated it. My beloved grandmother passed away on the 15th and while I didn’t get to Yakima in time to see her before she died, I spent a great week with my grandfather and my extended family, celebrating her life and mourning her loss. Thanks again for your support – it was so nice to feel the community behind this blog…
Time to update the Idea’s Column…
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
Hi all -
Sorry for the lack of posts today. A family emergency has come up, and we’re going to be flying west on Friday to be with my family. I’m not sure how often we’ll be able to post between now and when we get back, but if we can, we will. Sean will be back on the 20th, and I’ll be back on the 28th. When we do get back, I promise one of my first tasks will be to update the Ideas column…:) Thanks for your understanding and patience!
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
Thanks to all our readers for a great 2008! We’ll be taking a few days off for Christmas (back on the 29th). It has been a banner year for us and we hope to keep it going in 2009. We want to know what you think, so comment with your thoughts, suggestions and requests too. Thanks for all your support and we hope you enjoy the holidays!
In the spirit of the Pioneer Plaques, we want you to remember that we are all together here on Earth, so love your neighbors and even your strangers too. This coming year we urge all our readers to find an inspiring charity and to give generously of your time, money and talent.
Love and Peace,
Anna + Sean.