Friday, July 31, 2009

Screens 'N' Spokes '09: The Half and Half

Remember those 3-D posters and books that were popular when we were kids? I could never see them...Well, my technique hasn't improved with age. Still can't see it. Darn.

But I hear it's awesome! The Half and Half have created a print that is as much fun as it's functional on your walls. Hey, and if you can't see it? Just pretend it's a Rothko and enjoy its calming least, that's how I make myself feel better for not being able to see it! :-p

Screens 'N' Spokes '09: Leia Bell

Leia Bell has been one of Screens 'N' Spokes most loyal partners over the past 3 years - she's awesome! We've seen two red bikes - a tricycle and a road bike by the shore - but this year she's going for a pretty shade of green in a sweet close-up. It's still instantly recognizable as Leia's work, and totally great! Green is my favorite color...

Screens 'N' Spokes: John Vogl

Next up is a bright blue print from John Vogl, who works under the moniker "The Bungaloo" in St. Louis, MO.

John pulls all of his prints by hand, and when he's not making gigposters, he applies his design expertise to t-shirts, websites, scarves, album artwork, and other things of that ilk.

Screens 'N' Spokes: Decoder Ring Design Concern

We're ba-ack. Let the print parade begin.

First off is a sexy number from Renee Fernandez of the Decoder Ring Design Concern, hailing from Austin, TX. Renee is an avid biker and her print uses cool greens and yellows to fill your wall with double entendres.

Renee started as an intern and has worked her way up through the ranks at Decoder Ring Design Concern, a celebrated and respected force in the creative industry.

Among the folks Renee works with is Geoff Peveto, purveyor of many good things. In addition to manning the helm as president of Decoder Prints, Geoff currently serves as President of the American Poster Institute and runs the international Flatstock poster convention. He’s also served on the organizational committee for Austin’s AIGA Design Ranch since 2005. Recently Geoff decided sleep was overrated and opened Frank, a sorely needed artisan porkhouse in Austin specializing in hot dogs and cold beer.

Ok. Back to the print. Here she is...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We're On the Move!

I know you haven't heard much from us recently, but I can assure you that doesn't we haven't been working. Screens 'N' Spokes is back with another fantastic show of bike-inspired artwork. I've got a lot of info for you, and I'll try and dole it out as succinctly as possible. First off....

Screens 'N' Spokes 2009 - August 6th, Mugshots Coffeehouse in Fairmount, 7PM.
We're really pleased to be appearing at Mugshots for the third straight year. In fact we'll be opening in just a little over a week. Next Thursday, August 6th, Screens 'N' Spokes will officially kick-off with a little party starting at 7PM. If you've ever been to one of our openings before, you know they're a fun time. We'll have light refreshments (beer, wine, snacks) and we'll be selling unframed and framed prints from this year's collection. Speaking of this year's collection...

Screens 'N' Spokes Artists
The 2009 collection will feature serigraphy and letterpress work from artists around the country. Many of the names you may be familiar with, and we're excited to be working with a number of great new artists as well. The full list in no particular order:

Jay Ryan
Leia Bell
Mat Daly
Greg Pizzoli
Dan Judge - Warm Design
Kevin Mercer
Decoder Ring Design Concern
Nate Duval
Jon Smith
Marq Spusta
Silent Giants
John Vogl - The Bungaloo
The Half and Half
Mike Budai
Hero Design

A couple more notes
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Speaking of our blog, Screens 'N' Spokes will soon have a full website! We're hoping to have it live by the time the show opens, so keep your browsers tuned to:

That's all for now, but keep an eye out, we'll be posting previews and further details on this year's show.

Thanks so much for the continued support,
Team Screens 'N' Spokes