Print Edition: October 2017

If There’s Love in a House by The Bee & The Fox

 

Blue Art by Myriam Van Neste

 

Make Your Own Luck by Vincent Cousteau

 

Lyrical Embrace by Lynne Douglas

 

No Fun In Perfection by Jasmine Dowling

 

Solar System by Valhalla Studios

 

Mouth No.33 by Lisa Krannichfeld

 

This Divide Poster by Eleven5

 

Wing Tips by Lisa Congdon

 

Zoey by Jessica Buhman

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Tugboat Printshop

 

I was following Tugboat Printshop and their traditionally hand-crafted, fine art limited edition woodcut prints long before I realized they were even from Pittsburgh. Each unique piece Valerie Lueth creates is an original, authentic work of art created start-to-finish by hand. Tugboat’s drawings are made on 3/4-inch birch woodblocks, then carved in low relief using knives and chisels before being printed directly from the hand-carved blocks. I really appreciate how detailed each piece is and the incredible amount of work put into every woodcut print.

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Ashley Cecil

 

Our Pittsburgh Maker Profile series has been on extended hiatus for awhile now. This area is so rife with creativity that I feel I’ve been doing it a disservice, simply highlighting one maker a month really isn’t enough. So this September I’ll be highlighting a few dozen instead! You’ll know it’s a Pittsburgh creator by the little seal above that will mark each post.

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I first became aware of the flora-meets-fauna art of Ashley Cecil last spring when she created a line of scarves that sold at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She paints from live observation at renowned institutions, and marrying realism with abstract modern backgrounds is her signature style. Those two things alone garner loads of interest for me, but what makes it all work so well together is Ashley’s innate understanding of color and the way she knows when to keep it reigned it or go all out. She’s also working to save birdlife with an innovative window film that helps birds see the surface rather than fly into it injuring, or even worse killing, themselves.

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Print Edition: September 2017

Radical Women by Banquet Workshop

 

String of Pearls by My Deer Art Shop

 

Dreamy Houses by Kimberley Dhollander

 

Start With Yes by Anthony Burrill

 

Pink Roses on the Table by Pratt Creek Art

 

The Eruption by Hugo Barros

 

Starting Somewhere Now by Chipper Things

 

Dunes and Sun by Danna Ray

 

Black Lodgepole Pine Tree Ring by Linton Art

 

Modern Watercolor by Nancy Knight Art

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Block Shop Woodblock Prints

 

By now you’ve likely heard of Block Shop, the textile company run by the Stockman sister duo of Lily and Hopie. Their pieces marry modern California cool aesthetics with a traditional Indian hand block printing process that’s carried out by a family in Bagru, Rajasthan. After beginning with scarves and expanding to pillows, table linens, baby quilts, and rugs, they’re now offering framed woodblock prints! I’m partial to Sunwave – which is your favorite?

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: August 17

Crashing Waves by Kym Fulmer

 

And So It Begins by The Novogratz

 

The Lungs by Lyon Road Art

 

Summertime Travel Skateboard by Telegramme Paper Co.

 

Into the Mystic by Ann Marie Coolick

 

Summer Color Form by LEIF

 

Banana Split by PLTY

 

This Just This by Debbie Millman

 

Geo Light by Lou and the Twin

 

Moon Phases Full Moon by Color Watercolor

 

Make Your Own Future by Telegramme Paper Co.

 

Haven by Helo Birdie

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Make Note

ROW 1: Color Index Lined Notebook // I’m Light Notebook   ROW 2: Extra Large Rollbahn Spiral Notebook // Moglea Painted Seashape Notebook // Papier Tigre Ruled Notebook   ROW 3: Shinola Medium Hard Linen Journal // Public Supply Extra Large Soft Cover Dot Grid Notebook // Paperways Large Notebook   ROW 4: Splattered Notebook // The School of Life Set of 3 Minimalist Notebooks // StudioSarah Notes Notebook

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Lucy Mail

 

Lucy Holcomb started painting fun objects on cards and envelopes years ago – monstera leaves! Pop Tarts! hot dogs! – and recently turned it all into a legit business. She started off sharing her creations on Instagram and her following grew organically from there. Now you can pick up her work for yourself at Lucy Mail!

 

 

 

 

 

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Vivienne Strauss

 

Three words: birds. driving. cars. Vivienne Strauss‘ affection for the small animals is apparent in her meticulously executed collages, each with a sense of whimsy. The surface of another planet, plants and other ephemera strapped to the roofs of cars and trucks, and tiny feathered friends having a rest inside teacups all find a home inside Vivienne’s lovely art.

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Print Edition: July 2017

Tomorrow by Anthony Burrill

 

Take a Dive by Confetti House

 

Print 2, Formation by A’Driane Nieves

 

Paperclip Index Chart by Present & Correct

 

Pennsylvania Schematic Map by Transit Authority Figures (all states available)

 

Painted Leaves by Samantha Dolan

 

Holly Original Illustration by Kate Lewis Ink

 

Botanical Print by Prints Project

 

Another Task for You by David Shrigley

 

Hi Bear by Becca Tapert

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