JUNKPRINTS LOVES DNA GALLERIES

Anyone who throws a Fanny pack fashion show is alright with me. The fine folks at DNA galleries contacted me throug etsy about getting some packs in their store. I was like hells yeah. Well my dears, the Fanny packs have arrived and DNA is putting on a Fashion show on August 14th...I wish I was in Oklahoma City to witness the festivities. Check out their site for more info.
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SUMMER OF MUSIC

I love music, grew up in a super musical household and can proudly say that the first concert that I ever bought tickets to was Lauryn Hill (Outkast was the opening act). And the first show I ever saw...humm I can't remember, might have been War but I'm pretty sure it was Morris day and the Time, I'll have to ask my dad on that one. I remember stopping by the studio when Tony! Toni! Toné! was recording their album and introducing my self to Raphael Saadiq...crazy huh..It's even rumored that Jimmy Jam use to baby sit me, when my folks lived in Minneapolis...I don't remember. As of now, they are all stories that my parents tell me mixed with childhood memories.  I started taking pictures for two reasons A: I loved working in the darkroom B: I wanted to shoot Musicians. Well I had a chance to do my fair share of both  and must say that I prefer to make Junk more. One day I'll post my archive pics of  Common, Mos Def, Saul Williams, Alicia Keys etc. The only ego I really have to deal with in Junkprints is my own...and I can usually handle that.   After a year (2003-2004) or so of editorial work I decided to focus strictly on my art and design..no more musician egos, bands and broke artists. My love of music has never gone away, it's transitioned and though I rarely specify personalities in my work music seems to oooze through and I always find myself surrounded by musicians. This is the first year that I've embraced the music connection since my editorial days. It's been really nice. This has def been the summer of music for me. Between studio Sessions w/ 'The Faculty", Tough Dumpin and George Reefah, making tees for Earl Greyhound, enjoying the live shows of Femi, Janelle Monae . In fact It's been so nice that I decided to focus the little bit of vending I'm doing around music events. Starting with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Thx to all of you who came out despite the rain. My next event is the Afro Punk Block party, this Sunday. It takes place July 12th, on on Clinton Avenue between Myrtle & Willoughby, noon- 8pm. click the flyer for more info. flyer I'll also be in Coney Island at the Siren's Music Festival on Saturday July 17th from 10a-Sundown  I'll have more on that next week 😉
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WHERE DID MY WEEK GO?

Sorry folks. Well let me fill ya'll in. I've been working on the Brooklyn Bodega site. Don't forget to get those Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival tickets. I'm planning on renegading the Roots Picnic with Junkprints stuff (yay the beginning of the JP road trips) and thought it was this weekend so I made a trillion of these wallets, but it's next (time to get my helmet adjusted). I've fallen in love with Yams at Grunge Cake Crisis magazine. Take a look at this video she did on me...it's a nice day and I'm super giddy. Chanel Kennebrew, Owner of Junkprints.com X GrungeCake! from The GrungeCake Crisis World Mag on Vimeo. I'm taking a cont. ed Flash class...It's beena while since I've been in school and I must admit I'ma  bit rusty at being a student, but my teacher is a fabulous flash guru and of geniouses existed, I'd def be one after this class.
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JUNKPRINTS OPENING THIS FRIDAY!

Don't forget to RSVP 😉
WNYC Radio invites you to a wine reception on Friday, May 8, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m. for the the opening of The VOICES FROM THE BOROUGHS Exhibition, the first visual arts show in The Greene Space, where we will celebrate New York City’s artistic diversity with works by 10 artists from all five boroughs.  The exhibition is produced and curated by Danny Simmons & Brian Tate.  A list of artists is presented below. Please RSVP to jlangsam@wnyc.org no later than May 6.  Space is limited, and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space 44 Charlton Street (Charlton & Varick) New York, New York 10014 www.thegreenespace.org/thegreenespace/visit/ We hope to see you there! ---------------------------- WNYC Radio’s The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space presents VOICES FROM THE BOROUGHS A Digital Exhibition by 10 New York City Visual Artists Produced and Curated by Danny Simmons & Brian Tate Exhibition Opening May 8, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Hosted by Kurt Andersen With spoken word performances by Derick Cross and Liza Jessie Peterson Featuring work by: Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels (Manhattan) Amir Bey (Bronx) Domenick Di Pietrantonio (Queens) Paul Jansen (Manhattan) Chanel Kennebrew (Brooklyn) Jason Lewis (Brooklyn) Carol Pereira (Queens) Ann Marie McDonnell (Staten Island) Miguelangel Ruiz (Bronx) Martha Trivizas (Staten Island) Curatorial Advisors: Naomi Beckwith (Manhattan) Carrie Cooperider (Staten Island) Heng-Gil Hahn (Queens) Diana McClure (Brooklyn) Helene Ruiz (Bronx) The Voices from the Boroughs exhibit continues through May 24 Hours: Tues - Fri, 11 AM - 6 PM; Sat/Sun, 1 - 5 PM For more information on The Greene Space Opening Festival, please visit www.thegreenespace.org/openingfestival/
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FREE DOOKYBLOG STICKERS!

We’ve got a whole lot of these fancy Dookyblog stickers. If you’d like one for FREE send a hand written note and a S.A.S.E to

Junkprints.com 481 Van Brunt Street Flr 4,Suite C, BLDG 7D Brooklyn, New York 11231

We spend half the day picking our noses and digging in our butts so it can take us a while to get those stickers out. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.  Thx for your patience

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Junkprints has haters.  It's true, I get the occassional slack for my collage style. You know, traditional illustrators thinking that I lack skill with a pen an paper. But that's alright, the haters keep ya on yer toes. The ironic part is that I always start w/ a pen a paper. How else could I organize all this junk in my head? So I've decided to let ya'll know what's up w/ my process. The following are some starter sketches for merch and my designs. Enjoy!

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