I had the pleasure of going to the Alternative Press Expo a couple weeks ago, and I came back with a pile of really neat stuff.
Here are a couple gems that I particularly liked:
These folks were giving out really sweet screen printed & letterpress posters & zines FOR FREE.
Some of you may already know that I’m a sucker for letterpress, but to those that don’t-you now know the inky way to my heart.
They also were hand stamping custom cards for people at their booth, also for free.
Lastly, on their website, they do a weekly column where you can ask for advice from a squid!
How totally rad is that?
This book caught my eye all the way across the convention floor.
First, it’s huge & beautifully hand screened.
Second, the cover is purple, hot pink & gold.
Third, it had a huge sign underneath it that said WHITE TRASH, BLACK MAGIC.
Okay one of you sweet darlin’s grab a card.
If I guess wrong, I got some Bartles & James pomegranate raspberry beverages in that cooler over there– go and drink yourselves stupid.
Icecreamlandia is Eve Englezos and Joshua Moutray, and their work is full of sweet illustrations and dark humor.
So far, I kind of love everything I’ve seen them do.
Also, how hilarious is this bio?
“Eve and Josh do not use photoshop filters for their work. in the interest of full disclosure, they have used them ironically while in art school, and occasionally eve has liquidized photos to make herself appear thinner.”
I saw this on the shelf, and for reasons I will not have to explain to you, purchased it immediately.
I am a total sucker for notebooks, and this one, made out of a recycled library book, was quick to steal my heart. After some research, I figured out that the notebook began it’s life as Red: A Biography of Red Smith.
On the inside, it had pages from the book interspersed with the blank notebook pages.
They are evenly spaced throughout the notebook so they can be used as dividers. Neat!