March 24, 2011

2011 Artcrank Poster

This year we were selected to participate in the Minneapolis Artcrank. We love the show, we are pretty excited!

Since there's three of us, and we only get to do one poster, we decided to do a collaborative piece. We put our heads together to come up with the concept, and then took turns until it was complete. Then we sent it off to be screenprinted by Steady Print Shop Co.

Well, the show is right around the corner, so I figured I'd share what we came up with!

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Viola! (Here's a slighter bigger version.)

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Our studio is littered with prints right now!

We had gone back and forth a lot during the final pass of the poster because we couldn't figure out how much snow and distressing was enough, and how much was too much. In the end, we probably hedged our bets a little on the safe side, and the posters came out with out quite as much detail and grit as it had in the digital version.

So Lindsay went back in with a brush and some gouache and touched up every print for the show by hand! Now that's dedication!

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So if you're in the Minneapolis area, make sure to head out to Artcrank on Saturday, April 2nd! There will be screenprints by over 40 artists, are they're all only 30(!) dollars! Plus it's a huge party! Be there!

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