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A week of solidarity prints

February 4, 2010

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This week was super busy, I printed three editions and still had time to run around getting supplies and table at an event to sell some prints.

The week started with printing Melanie’s Iran solidarity poster, this is one of two pieces in which we both used the same source photo in creating our image. I really like Melanie’s poster, it is a very well designed two color print, it has the text in Spanish, English and Farsi using the trilingual approach made popular by OSPAAAL (Organization of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa & Latin America).

  

Next was the Haiti solidarity poster which is a collaboration with EastSide Arts Alliance who designed the poster. This was printed to be used as a fundraiser with all the money raised going to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. So far this has been selling pretty quickly, you can get yours here. Also thanks to Inkworks who I  can always count on when i need to get some paper cut.

 

In the middle of the week I had some time to clean the studio and get things organized, it had been a while since I swept and put things away but now I am ready to print some more.


Thursday I made a trip over to the Firehouse in west Oakland to cut some more paper, one of the guys was there printing a poster for AFI show later that night. Poster by Frank Zio.

I also exposed some screens for the next day of printing.

Later that night Melanie called me down to the Pearl in San Francisco where they were having a 75% off everything sale. We stocked up on plenty of paper all sizes and colors. This was great since we are working on so many prints I’m sure this paper will go fast.

Last thing for the week was my version of the Iran solidarity image. I printed a large format three color print of the same image Melanie used on her poster. I had a lot of fun printing this piece, using the one arm press made this a snap to print. I really like this print, using the grey paper and the nice earth tones, this has to be one of my favorite pieces I have created.

 

With the week over we are planning some new pieces coming up and some more collaborations.

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