Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Team Screens 'N' Spokes Ride to Success

Riding 20 teammates strong and looking "Professional," as Sutter put it, in our Cricket Press Jersey's, Team Screens 'N' Spokes had a great rookie ride. We could not have had better weather. Clear skies, and mid-70s greeted us on our journey. Plenty of sunshine meant for plenty of ridiculous sun tans, but it also made both days of riding very enjoyable.

Thanks to every team mate's excellent job fund raising, and from the kind donations of so many of you, our team raised over $12,000 before the ride. When we include the funds from the the Screens 'N' Spokes art show, and donations after the ride, our rookie team will contribute over $25,000 to the goal of ending MS.

We want to ride even stronger next year, so grease up your chains, and clip on your helmet and start practicing!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Team Screens 'N' Spokes/MilkBoy Approaches $10,000

Thanks to the fund raising efforts of our 21-rider team, and the kind donations of many, many supporters, Team Screens 'N' Spokes/MilkBoy is nearly at its initial goal of $10,000.

With the ride only few days away, we now sit at $9,978. If you want to help us eclipse our goals, donations can be made to the team, or towards our individual riders at:

In more good news, this total does not yet include our funds from the Screens 'N' Spokes show. The show is still up at MilkBoy in Bryn Mawr and Mugshots CoffeeHouse in Fairmount, through the weekend, and posters will be available on our shop at least through October.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Posters available on Etsy!

All the beautiful Screens 'N' Spokes posters will be available at our online Etsy shop, easily found at:

Or, you can click on the thumbnails to the right on the mini-Etsy bar. All the posters will be updated throughout the week. Great offerings are currently available from Leia Bell, Nate Duval, and strawberryluna.

Stop by the shop and buy a poster for your wall, better yet, buy two for you and one for a friend! All proceeds to benefit the National MS Society.

Due to the team's training schedule for the MS150 City to Shore, please allow 4-6 weeks for poster delivery (but we'll try to get it there sooner).

Thanks for your support, and please tell your friends about us !

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Jay Ryan Print Reminder

A reminder for all those who couldn't come out to our opening nights.

Jay Ryan prints will be available first come first served, starting at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, today. To try and purchase a print, send an email with Jay Ryan Print in the subject, to screensnspokes at gmail dot com.

We have about 20 remaining prints and will contact you within 24 hours. Prints are $100+shipping.

Updates from our opening nights, coming soon

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mugshots Opening Night Tonight!

Our opening night at Mugshots CoffeeHouse is tonight! 6:30-close. 21st and Fairmount Ave.

We'll have snacks, wine and beer, an ongoing printing demo and, of course, tons of awesome posters.

If your in the area come stop by, and stay awhile. Say hi. Buy a poster, or three, its all going to a good cause.

We were also written up in this week's Philadelphia City Paper:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes: Rob Weychert

Now that everything is officially on the walls, its high time I put Rob Weychert's print on the blog. This one's for all those screen printers out there. Rob also has a great write-up on his website about the show, you can check it out here.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes now at MilkBoy, Bryn Mawr

After two exhausting days, the 2007 Screens 'N' Spokes show is now completely up. We spent all afternoon hanging posters at MilkBoy in Bryn Mawr today. Things are looking good, and its rather interesting (to us at least) how both shows came out arranged so differently.

Enjoy some photos:

Screens 'N' Spokes up at Mugshots!

At long last Screens 'N' Spokes is now up at Mugshots CoffeeHouse, 21st and Fairmount Ave. Posters are not available until the opening night, Thursday, September 6th, but anyone in the area should feel free to stop by to check it out.

I'm so pleased with how the show has come out. Everything looks fantastic, there are so many eclectic styles, colors themes, I think there is something for everyone. Check out some photos of the show being hung last night:

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Preparations Enter Final Stretch

While we may not have posted very much here over the past few days, that doesn't mean that nothing is going on.

On the contrary, things have been busy recently.
On a positive note, the folks at MilkBoy are doing their best to reopen the Ardmore cafe by September 7th. Everyone is crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. We'll update as soon as we know the final word.

Also there should be an article on the show appearing in next week's Philadelphia City Paper, so keep an eye out for it.

Much of last weekend was spent unpacking 10 boxes of fresh frames, and matting and framing our prints. It was a large undertaking but well worth the effort. The prints look amazing, and are going to look great on the walls.

We also received more prints, which I will post up here shortly. Some really great work from Philly artists Sutter and Patrick Theaker, and from Bjorn and Peter of BRLSQ.

Finally, we've also been getting a lot of questions on where these prints will be available. The first opportunity to buy the prints will be at the opening night receptions (Sept. 6 at Mugshots, and Sept. 7 at MilkBoy). Every poster will be made available on both nights. After that, posters will be available online at our Etsy store, All posters will be available there, except Jay Ryan's print. Due to high levels of expressed interest, these will be sold separately.

On Saturday, September 8, at 2PM Eastern, email The subject of the email should be Jay Ryan Print, and in the body of the email please put your full name. The first 15 people (or however many prints there are left, we will let you know how many are available before 2PM), will be contacted by the end of the day with directions to purchasing the print. These will be limited to one per customer on-line and will be $100+shipping.

We hope to see a lot of people at the shows next week, and don't forget, we're always looking for more riders to join the Screens 'N' Spokes bike team in the MS150.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Venue Update: Milkboy Coffee Floods

Unfortunately, late last week, Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore was flooded when a sprinkler pipe in the offices upstairs burst. Thankfully no one was injured, but it will likely take a few weeks for everything to dry out and be replaced.

We'll learn more in the next couple days, but we will likely be unable to have our opening night in Ardmore on Friday Sept. 7. Instead, we will have the Friday opening night at the smaller but equally cool Milkboy Coffee in Bryn Mawr, right next to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute:

Friday, September 7th, 6:30 PM
Milkboy Coffee
824 Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr PA

We don't know what this means for the benefit concert we were also scheduling as part of the opening night reception. But we'll update this site as soon as we know

Monday, August 13, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes: Leia Bell

Leia Bell brings her beautiful, distinctive style to Screens 'N' Spokes. Perfect for any play room, kids or grownups:

Screens 'N' Spokes: The Half and Half

The Half and Half bring the world to Screens 'N' Spokes:

18 x 24.

Screens 'N' Spokes: Dan Levine

Artist/Musician Dan Levine is contributing to Screens 'N' Spokes two-fold. His band, Family Junction, will be playing the opening night at MilkBoy Coffee, and he also designed and printed a poster for the show. It has a great hand-made quality to it, and every print is unique:

13 x 19. Edition of 25

Screens 'N' Spokes: Judge

Kathleen Judge's beautiful poster needs to be seen in person to appreciate the detail of the printing. Printed on sparkling blue paper, when the light hits it just right it glows:

9.25 x 20. Edition of 38

Friday, August 10, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes: Jay Ryan

Full steam ahead! Jay Ryan and his amazing menagerie pedal into Screens 'N' Spokes:

19x27. Edition of 50

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes: The Cricket Press

Lexington, Kentucky's own Cricket Press loves bicycles--you can see the motif pop up in many of their prints. And I think it's evident in their Screens 'N' Spokes entry:

16 x 20. Edition of 65

Artist Contributions

In order to get the great list of artists for Screens 'N' Spokes, we had to contact a lot of people. Many artists were interested in contributing, but didn't have the time to create and print a unique piece for the show.

Some of these artists have kindly donated existing posters to be sold, or auctioned at our opening night events. I'm pleased to say we'll have some beautiful posters from :

Rob Jones
Jon Smith
Diana Sudyka
Dan McCarthy

I will post a complete inventory when I have received all the prints.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes: Nate Duval

Nate Duval drops in with one dapper cat on a fancy set of wheels:

Screens 'N' Spokes: Dirk Fowler

Beautiful Letterpress prints from Dirk Fowler. In black and metallic silver, these look great in person:

Screens 'N' Spokes: Sei Rey Ho

We now have these excellent posters in hand. A simple beautiful design from Sei Rey Ho:

Screens 'N' Spokes: Eleanor Grosch

Philadelphia's Eleanor Grosch adds some organic shapes to her always strong sense of geometry. Took me some time to see it, but I love to rider's cap:

Screens 'N' Spokes: Punchgut Studios

Riding with no hands can be dangerous to your health but fun for posters. From Punchgut Studios complete with old-school streamers:

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Artist Additions

We're happy to add the following artists to the list of contributors to the Screens 'N' Spokes show:

Burlesque of North America
Sutter - Inkfinger
Niff - Inkfinger
Nate Duval

You can get more information on then by clicking on their links at the right.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Artist News: Leia Bell solo show at Goodall Gallery

Screens 'N' Spokes artist Leia Bell has a solo show coming up at the estimable Richard Goodall Gallery. The show will feature a hodge-podge of art by Bell, including drawings, painting, new and old posters, shirts etc.

Sure, RGG, is across the pond, in Manchester, and the show takes place the month of September (same as Screens 'N' Spokes), but if you happen to find your self in that part of the world, be sure to check it out, the show is sure to be excellent.

More info on the show and the gallery can be found at

More news about Bell and her art can be found at her website:

Screens 'N' Spokes: Dr. Pizzoli

The doctor is in. Philadelphia artist Greg Pizzoli's Screens 'N' Spokes print:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Artist News: Philly Punk Rock Flea Market

From time to time we'll be posting info about Screens 'N' Spokes artists and related news.

This Saturday July 21st 10a-5p, R5 productions will be hosting their bi-annual Punk Rock Flea Market at the Starlight Ballroom. Screens 'N' Spokes Artist Greg Pizzoli will be there selling shirts, posters, buttons and the like. He'll also be handing out flyers for the Screens 'N' Spokes show. If you're in Philly tomorrow you should check it out:

"THE SEMI-ANNUAL PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET - SUMMER EDITION ! It's that time again for the semi-annual (twice a year) PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET. Our most popular reoccurring event/show/whatever (by far) - After over 2500 visitors (!) and 100 tables of vendors at the last one, we have decided to keep the flea market at the new venue, to comfortably accommodate all the visitors and sellers. Now with a brand new air conditioning system !

All proceeds raised will goto the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies to ensure that all ages shows continue to remain a reality at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia - mainly the remaining payment for our new liability insurance policy. Do not let the name lead you to believe that it's just
punk records, clothes etc. - it's a full on flea market with everything from furniture, to laptops / computers , to stereo equipment, to handmade apparel, to vegan treats, information from various non profit groups, book stores, artists selling their work, bicycles & skateboards and whatever else we can fit onto the ballroom floor at The Starlight Ballroom.

In addition to the normal flea market stuff there will also be a full bar and food service kitchen to make the day go by a little faster."

Monday, July 16, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes: Tim Gough

As we receive the art work for the show, we'll be previewing it right here.

The first print to debut here is an awesome little number from Philadelphian Tim Gough. You can check out more of his stuff at, he has a number of awesome new art prints for sale there, as well as posters for bands like The Melvins and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

We really love this balancing act:

Initial Artist Lineup

We're pleased to announce the initial artist lineup for the 2007 Screens 'N' Spokes show. Its an eclectic mix, highlighting many local artists from Philadelphia as well as a bunch of amazing designers from around the country:

Eleanor Grosch
Jay Ryan
The Heads of State
Leia Bell
Tim Gough
Punchgut Studios
Cricket Press
Dirk Fowler
Sei Rey Ho
Rob Weychert
Dr. Pizzoli
Strawberry Luna

More artists will be added to the list as they are confirmed.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Screens 'N' Spokes 2007

Welcome to the home of the Screens 'N' Spokes benefit art show. On this blog you'll find all the important information about the show, the artists involved, and the MS150 City to Shore Bike Ride that inspired its creation.

Running throughout the month of September, Screens 'N' Spokes is a celebration of art, bikes and the people who ride them. The show will feature many outstanding artists from around the country who are designing beautiful screen printed posters for the show. They will be printed in extremely limited runs and available at the show and subsequently online (For a continually updated list of contributing artists, please see the artist links on the right).

We're extremely pleased to say that the first Screens 'N' Spokes show will be held in two locations. Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore on the Main Line and Mugshots CoffeeHouse in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, will both house the first annual Screens N' Spokes show.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the Screens 'N' Spokes bike team and the Greater Delaware Chapter of the National MS Society. For more information on this worthy cause, please check out their website. The MS150 City to Shore Bike Ride has been a staple in Philadelphia and New Jersey for the past 26 years, and has been named the "Best Bicycle Getaway in New Jersey" by Bicycling Magazine. It will be taking place September 29-30 this year. We are always interested in additional riders for the team, you can sign up for the ride at the Screens 'N' Spokes team page.

This site will be the spot for all information about the show, including artwork as we receive it, news about our artists' other projects, details on opening night receptions, and where to purchase the posters.

Stay tuned . . . .