SHOP IN PERSON 12/17/11

On Saturday, December 17, 2011, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its third POP-UP SHOP at the West Village Brecht Forum, 451 West Street from 12pm – 8pm. The PROJECT, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY and sound sensation PattyDukes of the Circa95 duo, highlights some of NYC’s most creative underground artists and designers.  The one-day-only holiday event boasts an intimate, yet extraordinarily colorful market experience designed to familiarize consumers, media and tastemakers with established artists. The large group of talented designers will be exhibiting one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted goods just in time for the holidays! Featured market designers and artists Toofly, Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, Vanilla Medallions, Marka27, Antonio Kel 5MH, while several other brands will be in attendance. Music across all genres will be provided by iPod DJ’s Rephstar (of Circa95), Ben Ferrari, Jacina Love, and Slik Nik The Ruler. A live broadcasting of the event will be streamed at www.Circa95.com, while complimentary holiday treats by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes and Mi Isla Coquito by Millie will help promote the holiday cheer! Exclusive event photography will be taken by Samantha Morales with video by Barrio Media. Location: The Brecht Forum 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets) New York, NY 10014 www.brechtforum.org Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011 Time: 12PM-8PM Pop-Up Shop Vendors: junkprints: www.junkprints.com Circa95 www.Circa95.com Toofly NYC www.tooflynyc.com Dahlia Soleil www.dahliasoleil.etsy.com Pink Eye www.igotpinkeye.com Marka27 www.marka27.com PaperSoul www.wix.com/papersoul/papersoul Lipstick Manifesto www.lipstickmanifesto.tumblr.com Shirley Rodriguez www.shotbyshirl.com Vanilla Medallions www.jenone.org Good Wood NYC www.goodwoodnyc.com El Salonsito www.elsalonsito.com Barrio Media www.barriomedia.com

December 17th from 12-8pm Brecht Forum: 451 West Street (West Side HWY), New York, NY 10014

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BLUE COLLAR

America is one hot mess, it's always been a hot mess. I'm glad that the US has finally taken note of this, with the Occupy everywhere protests. I only wish the protests were more focused.  Many things suck, but they get better when we get better...aggressively better. We will work harder than our parents for less, because unfortunately America was build on the backs of stolen, borrowed exploited labor and efforts and most of us has reaped the benefits of that exploitation to some capacity...and honestly we can't all be kings queens, ceo's and overpaid executive, but we can stop supporting the folks and establishments we don't believe in. And there's no shame in using your hands to make things and earning a day's wage. Unfortunately this is something most of us will have to learn to do. Most of my day job pals have finally stopped looking for jobs (after getting hired, then getting laid off then getting hired for less pay, then getting laid off, dealing with delays in payment etc.) I'm proud of them because they are finally putting there efforts into marketing skills they possess. Teaching dance, vocal lessons, baking, basically doing things in which they are not brokers in a service. they are actually providing a valuable task or deliverable. All great changes came from folks that shifted they way they thought about things. Don't like the walls knock them down, or leave the room. Big ups to all the Blue collar workers. America needs more of them. We need to make things, particulary the things we use. Remixed with my hands especially for you: The Remixed Blue Collar shirt
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Brooklyn35 and Me and Philly

Brooklyn35 is this amazing collective that complrised primarily of musicians and musicish people, but has a few super creatives that don't make things stuff to make your boogie box wiggle, such as myself, photographers, a promoter, film makers etc. Anyhoot. We are gearing up for a performance this weekend in Philly and I'd love to invite you ! Come out an enjoy some live music. The following are the deets. Pls note the venue has been changed: Rouge Gallery 11 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn35 Live Philly Performance September 24th, 2011 Doors Open:8pm
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GO BIG and GO RUNAWAY FROM HOME

It's important for me to make ridiculous things from time to time, so I decided to make another huge bag , and just in time for the fake Hurricane Irene, Don't even get me started on that hoopla, anyhoot,  here's the big bag

This is the hugest bag I've ever made and Just in time time to run for the hills, before my studio is submerged by Hurricane Irene...kinda kidding, kinda not 😉 SIZE: 67"x 20" x 20"

Here's the other large bag I made in '09...it's in a private collection.

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Taking the Junk to Washington DC Oct. 1st!

I'm thrilled to announce that Junkprints will be in the house (well,under the tent) at this years Crafty Bastard Sale in Washington DC. we had such a fun time last year I've decided to do it again! Mark your calendars, and get your paper straight. Crafty Bastards Arts and Craft Sale! WHEN: OCTOBER 1st 10-5p WHERE: Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC
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OPEN STUDIO/SHOP IN PERSON: Sept. 10th-11th

I’ve just completed a new batch of goodies and I’m opening our studio doors for to show it all off. I’ll be showcasing new artwork along side my limited edition clothing and accessories. Prepare to have yer socks knocked off. Sat. Sept. 10th and Sun. Sept. 11th // Noon til 7PM
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TIME OUT NY FEATURES MOVES AND TEICH

This is a bit late but two of my NYC stores were recently featured in time out New York! Congrats and both of these nifty establishments were sure to mention Junkprints. So let me tell you a bit about both stores. Whether you are a long time O.G. native New Yorker or the visiting tribe, you'll get a kick out of both of these establishments.

Teich Design

22 Eighth Ave (at 12th St) West Village
(212) 537-6630teichdesign.com
Subway: A, C, E to 14th StGet directions
Tue–Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm
This is what Time Out NY had to say about the store.
Husband and wife Allison and JJ McGowan opened the second branch of their mom-and-pop boutique to balance out the big-name chain stores inhabiting the West Village. In addition to the bags that made Teich’s original East Village shop popular (such as vintage-inspired lambskin clutches, $125), the new space offers exclusive products made by other local labels, including Studio DuArte, Noli Noli and Grass & Clovers. The space is eco-friendly with recycled-rubber floors, salvaged-wood shelves and walls painted with nontoxic paint. The charming displays of unique men’s and women’s accessories attract passersby, who can get their hands on creative finds like Sherry Truitt recycled sterling-silver, vintage-NYC-map cufflinks ($50). There are also Junkprints necklaces made from a laser-cut vinyl record ($40), a Bobby Joseph stuffed bear created out of a repurposed leather skirt ($250) and an Uptown Artworks cotton West Village street-sign pillow ($120).
They are the exclusive carrier of The junkprints NYC Hearts me necklaces.

Moves

214 Franklin St (suite 102 between Green and Huron Sts) Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Subway: G to Greenpoint AveGet directions
Wed–Sun 1–9pm
Let me tell you how much I love RHLS founders Macks and Sarah. There brains are magical and they make and currate a fantatstic collection of clothing accessories and accoutrements. Local clothing label Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty, which has been outfitting Brooklyn’s cool crowd in crazy-colorful streetwear since 2006, has opened its first NYC shop. Look for the telltale sandwich board on the sidewalk, ring a buzzer marked "hot dog" and head down the hallway until you hit the minimalist white-brick–walled space with gunmetal-painted floors.
This store carries an assortment Of the Junkprints trilateral Necklaces, tees and bags. Visit now!
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JUNKPRINTS? IN A CHELSEA GALLERY? OPENING JULY 21st

Yep that's rights. Junkprints will be in a Chelsea Gallery. Join me at the opening of Make Skateboards, at I-20 Gallery 55 West 23rd Street,New York, NY 10011-1102 on July 21st. The following is the press release and all the details. DATES:    JULY 21 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 SHOP HOURS:    TUESDAY – SUNDAY, NOON – 8 PM OPENING:    THURSDAY, JULY 21, 6 – 8 PM I-20 Gallery is pleased to announce MAKE SKATEBOARDS, a group exhibition and pop-up skate shop conceived as a throwback to the days when art took precedence over branding and a welcoming vibe met you at the door. The show will be a playful take on running a skateboard shop, transforming I-20 into a functional retail space offering a custom line of artist-designed skateboards, skate-related ephemera and accessories, original artwork, vintage objects, custom furniture and clothing by up-and-coming New York designers. A true working skate shop, MAKE SKATEBOARDS will offer decks that are fully skate-able yet designed to an artistic standard. Two types of boards will be available: affordable, limited-edition silk-screened skateboards; and one-of-a-kind decks altered and embellished by hand, including several conceptual takes on the idea of skateboarding itself. While contemporary art, skateboarding and other forms of street culture are at the forefront of current popular tastes, these worlds remain surprisingly inaccessible to much of the public. The creative interaction and welcoming feel of MAKE SKATEBOARDS will attempt to bridge this divide from a convenient location in the heart of the Chelsea art district, just a few short blocks from the Pier 62 Skate Park. MAKE SKATEBOARDS’ inventory will change and grow throughout its two-month run, offering ever-changing aesthetics and variety to art patrons and skaters alike. Some of the pieces exhibited will result from collaborations with community groups such as the Brooklyn-based League Education & Treatment Center’s L.A.N.D. Gallery, a creative-outreach program for artists with disabilities. The shop will also join forces with KCDC, one of New York’s most established and respected skate shops. A string of weekly parties will celebrate new shop arrivals, book signings, album launches, and secret band nights. While most galleries close their doors for much of August, the MAKE Skateboards shop will stay open, serving as a refuge from the hot summer weather. MAKE SKATEBOARDS was conceived by artist and filmmaker Scott Ogden and organized in conjunction with Jonathan Lavoie, Director of I-20 Gallery. This summer’s event will be the first of many pop-up incarnations of the shop. For more information or visuals, please contact: makeskateboards@i-20.com or call (212) 645-1100. PARTICIPANTS: Michael Alan, Michael Anderson, Hawkins Bolden, Slater Bradley, Carlton DeWoody, Chris Dorland, David Ellis, Orly Genger, Debra Hampton, Drew Heitzler, Horse Cycles, Grant Huang, Junk Prints, Jacob Kassay, Marina Kappos, KCDC, Sarah Kurz, Curtis Kulig, Wes Lang, L.A.N.D., Robert Lazzarini, Cameron Martin, Moris (Israel Meza Moreno), Scott Ogden, Olek, Erik Parker, Parts + Labor Workshop, Joyce Pensato, RePOP, Prophet Royal Robertson, Jenn Ruff, Tom Sanford, Eduardo Sarabia, Peter Saul, Bill Saylor, Kenny Scharf, Ivory Serra, Shelter Serra, MiYoung Sohn, Tony Bones, Vincent Szarek, Bruce Lee Webb, WHIT makeskateboards.com
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VINTAGE LOFT NYC

The Junkyard, home of Junkprints is located in one of the nifty est regions of Brooklyn. During one of my first open studio's a I had the honor of meeting  Mary C. She runs one of the neighborhoods vintage gem on 11 Vanderbilt, called VintageLoft NYC. All you vintage junkies you must clear a section of your saturday and visit this treasure. This isn't some kid who found a few levi's and band tees in philly. Mary Really knows her stuff and this shop is filled with All categories and eras , from casual to couture, men’s, women’s, children’s, accessories of all kinds, including jewelry and findings, knits and sweaters, textiles, fabric swatches (printed and jacquard). She also have a fantastic collection of beading and embroidery. Invest in your wardrobe visit Vintage Loft NYC.
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