New print release: this week, the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Monica Canilao to bring you her print, The Light Within to benefit Victory Junction. I love the spirit of “old renewed” in this piece. As an artist, Monica often uses found objects, paper and fiber in her work.
The Light Within is a painting made inside of a very old mirror that shattered one day. The girl within it sits outside the confines of the school and runs off to be free out in the world, to learn at her own pace. Her hoop skirt and clothing are collaged from old wallpaper. Outside she can daydream.
Monica has chosen to pair with Victory Junction because children deserve amazing adventures and exposure to nature.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Monica here. You can buy the print here.
Dana Tanamachi is an incredibly talented designer and letterer, who works primarily with chalk. You’ve probably seen her work in all kinds of places: Nagging Doubt Wines, The Ace Hotel, West Elm, and most recently, the cover of TIME Magazine. Not only is Dana super talented, she is also incredibly generous, and just launched a new limited-edition print from which 100% of the proceeds from each screenprinted poster will be donated to one of four charities (depending on the color print you buy):
Charcoal – Restore NYC
Burgundy – Many Hopes
Forest Green – Save Our Streets Crown Heights
Navy – Grace In The Storm
So, pick up a beautiful print, and support some wonderful organizations while you’re at it!
Michael Duva’s animal photography is like the flip side of Sharon Montrose’s animal portraits. Michael’s images are dark and brooding, capturing the silhouettes of animals and their wild spirits.
While Duva’s work reveals at once his love and fascination for animals, these are not cute photographs of kittens. His haunting animal portraits compel the viewer with an unflinching clarity, to view animals as equals.
New print release: we are excited to be working with artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska to bring you her piece Perfume Bottles to benefit RestoreNYC. I often find myself admiring watercolor works because of their lightness. No other medium seems to relate so easily to light and air, a quality Marta uses to her advantage in her Perfume pieces:
Perfume bottles are like tiny architectures of light and shadow. What better medium is there for channeling this quality than watercolor? Every day I receive requests to paint someone’s favorite perfume. Perfume Bottles is one of my favorites because it showcases multiple bottles, and is a way to introduce you to the fluidity of watercolor. It also gives me a chance to allow you to have one of your beloved scents on the wall.
Marta has chosen to pair with RestoreNYC because the work that RestoreNYC does in providing holistic long-term aftercare services for international survivors of sex trafficking in New York City.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×20, 24×30, and 30×40 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here. Read our interview with Marta here. You can buy the print here.
The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary if you can believe it. The cover of Some Girls is one of my favorite covers ever. The version on the right is the original release with celebrity faces on it, and the one on the left is the re-release after they were threatened with legal action.
We do some dabbling in video editing, aka home movies, and I am trying to learn how to use Premiere at the moment. And to have something like the CTRL Console would be very helpful, especially for its Star Trek LCARS similarities. There’s only a day left and they’re 10% away from their Kickstarter goal, so make it happen!
We created a handy-dandy submissions form. Please submit your latest and greatest projects to us this way - it's much more effective than sending us an email. We look forward to seeing what you are cooking up!
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