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Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 41 artists committed to social, environmental, and political engagement.

With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets—all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends.

Justseeds Cooperativa de Artistas es una red descentralizada de 30 artistas comprometid@s a la elaboración de gráfica y diseños que reflejan una posición política, medioambiental, y social radical. Con miembr@s trabajando en EE.UU. Canadá, y México, Justseeds opera como una colaboración de artistas gráficos y también como una colección de individu@s creativ@s, con puntos de vista y métodos de trabajo únicos. Creemos en el poder transformativo de la expresión personal en concierto con la acción colectiva. Con este fin, producimos portafolios colectivas, contribuimos con gráfica a movimientos y luchas sociales de base en su búsqueda por justicia, trabajamos de manera colaborativa dentro y fuera de la cooperativa, construimos grandes instalaciones en galerías, pegamos carteles con engrudo en las calles, mientras día a día nos ofrecemos apoyo l@s un@s a l@s otr@s como aliad@s y amig@s.

La coopérative d’artiste Justseeds est un réseau décentralisé de 30 artistes dédiés à la production d’impressions reflétant une radicalité sociale et politique. Avec des membres aux États-Unis, au Canada et au Mexique, Justseeds fonctionne à la fois comme une collaboration d’artistes graphiques à la sensibilité semblable et un rassemblement de créateurs avec des opinions et des méthodes de travail qui leur sont propres. Nous croyons à la puissance transformatrice de l’expression personnelle combinée à l’action collective. À cette fin, nous produisons des portfolios collectifs, nous offrons des œuvres graphiques à des luttes populaires pour la justice, nous travaillons collectivement au sein de la coopérative comme à l’extérieur, nous faisons de grandes installations dans des galeries et nous collons des affiches dans la rue – tout en nous soutenant chaque jour mutuellement comme alliés et amis.

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History

Founded in 1998, and originally the graphics distribution project of Josh MacPhee, Justseeds made the transformation into a worker-owned cooperative in 2007 – the original network being largely in place through past collaborations and friendships. In May 2010, Justseeds moved our distribution center from Portland to a new and larger base in Pittsburgh. We operate an online store and wholesale distribution center, as well as an active, multi-voice blog detailing current art and resistance projects around the world.

Fundada en 1998, originalmente como un proyecto de distribución de gráfica por Josh MacPhee, Justseeds hizo la transformación a una cooperativa de trabajadores en 2007 – siendo que la red original se conformaba en gran escala de amig@s y colaboradores. En Mayo de 2010, Justseeds mudó su centro de distribución de Portland a una nueva y mas grande base en Pittburgh. Operamos una tienda virtual, una distribución de mayoreo, y un centro de distribución; un blog activo y multi-voz detallando proyectos de resistencia y artísticos alrededor del mundo; y una pequeña galería en nuestra oficina de distribución en Pittsburgh que acentúa el trabajo de nuestr@s miembr@s.

Fondé en 1998, Justseeds était au départ l’organisme de distribution des œuvres graphiques de Josh MacPhee. Justseeds s’est ensuite transformé en coopérative de travailleurs en 2007 – le réseau d’origine s’étant formé à partir de collaborations passées et de liens d’amitié existants. En mai 2010, le centre de distribution de Justseeds a quitté Portland pour une base nouvelle et plus grande à Pittsburgh. Nous avons une boutique en ligne et un centre de distribution en gros, un blog actif alimenté par plusieurs personnes qui rapportent les projets de résistance active et artistique à travers le monde, et un petit lieu de galerie dans le bureau d’expédition de Pittsburgh qui expose le travail des membres de la coopérative.

Who We Are

Aaron Hughes, Chicago, IL, United States
Alec I. Dunn, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Andrea Narno, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Bec Young, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Chip Thomas, Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States
Christeen Francis, St John's, NL, Canada
Chris Stain, Queens, NY, United States
Colin Matthes, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Dylan A.T. Miner, East Lansing, MI, United States
Eric J. Garcia, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Erik Ruin, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Favianna Rodríguez, Oakland, CA, United States
Fernando Martí, San Francisco, CA, United States
Jess X Chen, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Jesse Purcell, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jessica Sabogal, Oakland, CA, United States
Jesús Barraza, Oakland, CA, United States
Josh MacPhee, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Kevin Caplicki, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Montréal, QC, Canada
Kill Joy, Houston, TX, United States
Kristine Virsis, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Lesly Geovanni Mendoza, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Mary Tremonte, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Mazatl, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Melanie Cervantes, Oakland, CA, United States
Meredith Stern, Providence, RI, United States
Molly Fair, Richmond, VA, United States
Monica Trinidad, Chicago, IL, United States
Nicolas Lampert, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Nicole Marroquin, Chicago, IL, United States
Paul Kjelland, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Pete Railand, Milwaukee, WI, United States
Roger Peet, Portland, OR, United States
Saiyare Refaei, Tacoma, WA, United States
Sanya Hyland, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Sarah Farahat, Portland, Oregon, United States
Shaun Slifer, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Thea Gahr, McMinnville, OR, United States
William Estrada, Chicago, IL, United States
Zola, Montréal, QC, Canada

Visit Us

Our distribution center is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All member work and projects get sent here, where we package and ship orders, maintain an archive of Justseeds work, and do everything that “customer service” might entail!

We operate out of a private office and currently do not have open public hours, but we do host Open House events occasionally. Check our Events page or social media for the next upcoming event!

Pittsburgh is built upon the traditional land of the Shawnee and Seneca (Haudenosaunee Nation), and the Osage before them. The land is ancestrally connected to vast communities given the modern names “Hopewell” and “Monongahela”. The area now within the city bounds was home most recently by Lenape in migration westward from their ancestral lands as a result of settler colonialism in the Delaware valley.

Contact

In general, email is the best way to get in touch with us directly. If you’re contacting the store about an order, please note that we’re in the office part-time, and typically not on weekends, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we are able!

Email

inquiries about orders, shipping, and inventory:
store@justseeds.org

inquiries about wholesale accounts and orders:
wholesale@justseeds.org

ALL other inquiries (please):
info@justseeds.org

Phone (voicemail only)

(412) 275-0022

Address

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

460 Melwood Ave

Pittsburgh PA, 15213

We are a private office only, not an open store front.

Social Media

Justseeds planning retreat in Chicago, IL, 2019

Justseeds retreat outside McMinnville Oregon, 2015

Justseeds 2014 retreat, outside McMinnville, Oregon

Justseeds 2010 retreat, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! After all, shopping for art is a matter of taste. Why not let someone else pick out their favorite work? Check out your gift options right here.

How much does shipping for Shop orders cost?

Our default for domestic orders within the United States is Flat Rate of $10 (shipped Priority where possible, First Class otherwise).

Books can be ordered at Flat Rate of $5 (shipped Media Mail) or $10 (shipped Priority).

Ordering a book in addition to prints is a Flat Rate of $15 – these will ship in separate packages.

Small items, like stickers and postcards, can be sent in a stamped First Class envelope for $1

Select small items, like pins, buttons, hankies, and postcard packs, can be shipped for a Flat Rate of $5 (First Class)

We now offer Free Shipping on orders over $100 which ship within the Domestic United States!


International orders:

First Class International is Flat Rate at $25US
This method takes 2-8 weeks to arrive at destination, is not insured, and tracking is not guaranteed by USPS.

Priority International Class is a Flat Rate of $60US
This method takes 1-2 weeks to arrive at destination, is insured, and includes a guaranteed USPS tracking service. International orders of $250US or more will trigger Priority Int’l shipping charge.

International customers may have to pay VAT or Customs fees to your country upon receipt, as this is not collected during purchase. This fee varies and is determined by the recipient’s country, not by Justseeds or by USPS. Please understand that we can not risk punitive legal action by mislabeling your package so that you can avoid these fees. Because the VAT fees just got all kinds of screwy in the United Kingdom, we are currently unable to ship to the UK.

How do you ship orders?

We have always worked with the United States Postal Service for all of our outgoing shipping, including International shipping.

Small posters and prints are shipped in heavy card stock envelopes. Prints and posters larger then 11 x 17” (28 x 43cm) are shipped in tubes – these are rolled in craft paper to hold them firmly in the middle of the tube to prevent damage. Some higher-priced prints and large orders will often be shipped flat.

Books, thick zines, and calendars will usually be shipped in separate packaging from prints and posters, if ordered together.

All packages ship from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Store Policies

What are my payment options?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Paypal, Google Pay online payments. We can also except personal checks and money orders (see blow).

Payment by Check or Money Order

If you want to order items from us, but do not have (or want to use) online payment, you can mail us a check or money order. Just follow the same steps to complete your order online, and the site will give you an option for a check or money order as payment.

We won’t ship the order until we receive your payment by mail. We will hold inventory ordered by check or money order for a month.

Exchanges & Refunds

We will exchange or refund you for items that arrive damaged or otherwise misrepresented on our site. Items over $20 in value will need to be returned to Justseeds in order to be exchanged or refunded. In cases of in-transit damage, we like to see pictures of the damaged packaging and items so that we can follow up with the Post Office.

Shipping & Handling

We are a small operation with three of us working part-time here, and part-time at other jobs. It may take a day or two for your order to get into the mail, and then a couple more days in transit to arrive at you.  That said, we do have someone in the office minimum three days of the week, and we aim to make everyone happy and move as quick as we can!

Canadian and other International orders sometimes take much longer if they get hung up in customs, but please understand that we have no control over this process once we release the package.

We do endeavor to be as speedy as possible, but please be patient with our limitations until Justseeeds one day can support a full-time staff! If there are problems with your order, contact us through store@justseeds.org or voicemail at 412.275.0022

International Shipping Policy

International customers are responsible for any import or customs fees charged by your government in addition to the shipping fees we must charge. We are unable to predict which shipments will be assessed these fees, the amount that may be charged, or how long the package will be detained in customs: this is determined by the recipient’s country. Please understand that we can not risk punitive legal action by mislabeling your package so that you can avoid these fees.

Because the VAT fees just got all kinds of screwy in the United Kingdom, we are currently unable to ship to the UK.

Wholesale Policies

Wholesale is available to brick-and-mortar stores, infoshops and other distributors at the discretion of Justseeds!

Our standard wholesale rate is a non-negotiable 40% off retail price! A few individual items may have slightly different wholesale rates (ex: a book that we can not acquire from the publisher at 40% of retail) or no wholesale rate (ex: the full set of Celebrate People’s History posters).

To set up a wholesale account, please first tell us some things about your business in the application below. Once approved, our first order must be a minimum of $100 worth of goods, paid up front. After this first order, there is no minimum order and you have 45 days to pay you future invoices.

Because wholesale orders are typically much larger than our average order volume, they may take longer to pack and ship, depending on our capacity when the order is placed! But we do our best not to keep you waiting too long.

Sorry, but:
We do not allow for wholesale to retailers who plan to resell our work online!
We do not do consignment!
We do not haggle on pricing with collectors or niche re-sellers!

Request a review for a Justseeds wholesale account.

Vendors

Burning Books
420 Connecticut St
Buffalo, NY, USA 14213
716.881.0791
burningbooksbuffalo.com
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA 19147
215.413.0999
woodenshoebooks.com
The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore & Cafe
4812 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412.687.4323
thebigideapgh.wordpress.com
Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street #B
Seattle, Washington 98101
206.622.0195
leftbankbooks.com
Firestorm Collective: Cafe & Books
610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
828.255.8115
firestorm.coop
Women & Children First
5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.9299
womenandchildrenfirst.com
Neon Raspberry Art House
3506 Main Street
Occidental CA, 95472
415.314.8001
neonraspberry.com
The Future
2223 E 35th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612.470.7337
thefuturempls.com