11-inches tall, and full of pure plus love for typography, “Kernie” is a limited edition stuffed friend by who else, but the creatives at VEER, of course!
I want, I need, I desire Kernie to be sitting in my stocking when I wake up on December 25.
You’re behind in the gifting game
You have a typophile/designer friend who apparently has EVERYTHING
Kernie will be your (and his/her) best friend
What is k e r n i n g?
What is a typophile?
This past Monday evening, I had the honor and pleasure of attending a holiday party at my alma mater. (This word is far too formal, but I’ve been dying to use it)
Friends, students, and alums gathered in the printshop at The Common Press for conversation, silkscreening fun, and pulling letterpressed holiday cards! Pictured above is the wood type lockup in the press. I helped create some variation by hand inking and dripping on parts of the type. We also created a burgundy and gold gradient across the rollers.
L to R: Shoshana Rosenthal and Sofie Hodara over the Vandercook Universal, a proofing press from the 1960′s
This Sunday is your last chance to celebrate and shop for the holidays with InLiquid and Greensgrow Farms. At a loss for the last few people on your gift list? Shop local, of course!
The joint Holiday Sale features artwork and crafts from local InLiquid artists as well as farm fresh produce and baked goods from Greensgrow Farms. The event will take place from 1 to 6 pm at 2501 E. Cumberland Street.
ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS WANTED for an ABRAHAM LINCOLN TRIBUTE EXHIBITION In Celebration of His 200th Birthday.
We are LOOKING FOR…
- YOUR visual interpretation of Abraham Lincoln as an image, portrait, or icon
- 18” x 24” maximum dimensions
- Works on paper preferred, but mixed media welcome
Please visit The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Website for inspiration images from their archives.
All submissions to be SENT electronically in the following format:
- Completed submission form with artist contact information
- High resolution .jpeg (at least 300 dpi) of piece (front-view)
- Any accompanying images or diagrams as hi-res .jpegs
Send submissions to JULIEA@ARTINTHEAGE.COM
JANUARY 9 All submissions due electronically to Julie.
JANUARY 12 Accepted artists notified.
JANUARY 21 All accepted artwork delivered to Art In The Age Storefront.
FEBRUARY 6-28 Abraham Lincoln Tribute Exhibition open at Art In The Age Storefront
Accepted artists will receive the following:
- Selected piece exhibited in-store for the month of February
- Artwork and artist bio featured on artintheage.com
- Opportunity to sell multiples of selected piece in store and on web
DOWNLOAD THE PROSPECTUS BELOW…
This new series on Art in the Age will focus on my favorite examples of album art and packaging from the past and present. Though some may see it as a dying form in a world of increasingly invisible media, physical album art still remains a great venue for tactile expression and creativity.
One of my favorite concepts, and a great one to start with, was conceived by Farrow Design for the 1997 Spiritualized album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. The now classic space-rock album contains medicinal allusions, as well as drug-addled undertones which are expressed conceptually within the minimal, prescription-esque artwork and packaging. Both the regular and limited edition versions contained clever liner-notes directing the patient/listener on when to “take” the music. However, the limited edition went a step further by breaking up the 75 minute CD into mini-discs to evoke “tablets” and packaging them in plastic.
Click the photos below to enlarge:
Purchase Ladies and Gentlemen… from Amazon.
I can barely control my excitement. Mad Maude Letterpress is so fantastic. Ryan Howell and crew worked with us on our custom letterpressed clothing hangtags and logo stationery. The shots of metal type and old-fashioned printing presses from our lookbook were taken in their Kensington studio. And now, one last hurrah before the faithful crew re-locates to The Dirty South. (tear, tear, tear)… an incredible edition of notecards, inspired by Civil War images from the archives of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. This series of pro-Union images were printed on envelopes, which were used by the U.S. Mail and collected as souvenirs by soldiers and civilians.
We had the good fortune of dropping by while the plates for the Jefferson Davis/Mule design were still on the press! These aluminum plates were created from vector art files derived from high resolution scans of original documents. The printing press used here is an Original Heidelberg Windmill press, a German creation dating back 130 years!
Jefferson Davis upside down!
Ryan Howell at the Heidelberg helm.
The proof is in…The Proof!
Mad Maude Mascot.
Drop by the store to check out the cards in person, or pick up a few right here on the web!