Yo! The Fine folks at Junkprints are hosting the blackest black friday open studio ever. This event is going to be so black that your gonna need a flashlight & affirmative actions to balance it out. Just kidding! I’ve been prepping for the holiday season & am thrilled to be open 11/25-11/27 for all your Junk shopping desires. Free goodies w/ the 1st 10 black friday purchases.
On Saturday, June 11th, 2011 Junkprints will be in Philly at the 10th Annual B-Boy BBQ in Philly. This yearly experience is going to be quite spectacular. It is an oppurtunity for people of all walks of life to exper…ience all aspects of hip-hop culture from graffiti to breakdancing, emceeing and deejaying. Every year there is influx of 400-500 people to the site of the B-Boy BBQ where they can witness local, national and internationally renowned artists in action and shop the nearly 100 vendors selling everything from spraypaint and clothing to food and face painting. This event is in the tradition of Rock Steady Day, Meeting of Styles and other large scale hip-hop events. I’m super duper excited to be participating in this event. This is the very first time The junkprints goodies will be in the streets of Philly. Don’t miss this one day opportunity.
The BUST Magazine spring shopping extravaganza is back and better than ever! This year, we’re bringing together 100+ unique vendors and food artisans for one day in the heart of SoHo including your favorite junkmaker rump shaker, moi and Junkprints. Stop by for the best handmade goodies. Plus: raffles, DJs, book signings, and a free goodie bag for the first 300 people! Saturday, May 21st, 201182 Mercer Street Between Broome and Spring New York, NY 11am-8pm 1 day only!
Tomorrow we will be hitting the road and heading to DC. This is the very first out of town market for Junkprints. I’m super duper and excited and scrambling to get everything in order. So far things are going pretty smooth.
In the last 2 weeks I’ve released over 20 new items, now that the space is all in order. I’ve been making like crazies. The Junkyard EP is still in the works. Along with it a slew of tees, hoodies, keds and skate decks (even some iphone cases) The tracks are arranged , mixed and the new items have been designed.
This collab effort has been great but has taken forevers to get going. Guess I’m learning how to work with people. Once someone told me ‘one travels faster alone, and further with companions’ So I’ve tried to keep this in mind during this process and give the project the patience it requires. More on that later!
DC is calling. This saturday if you’re near the nations capital, stop by and say hi and buy more junk 😉
This is one of the busiest markets that I do! Atlantic Antic draws up to 1 million attendees onto Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the Antic’s longstanding tradition of eclectic food, festivities, and fun! Junkprints will have a tent set up! See ya soon!
WHEN:Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: In front of 473 Atlantic Ave, Btwn Nevins and 3rd, Brooklyn NY
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.
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 😉
Honestly that movie sucked. My pal Jen (and Photo Biz partner) and went to see see it (we found tickets left in the machine, how lucky for us 😉 But upon watching Watchmen we realized why those tickets were left. About 5 people walked out of the theater. It was like X-men meets the Chronicles of Narnia.
We had a blast at the Artists and Flea Market in Williamsburg. It was great to see Paulette (Dahlia Soleil), Ezra (Gmome NYC) and Georgia (holds down the event and makes amazing jewelry). Gosh I do miss vending and look forward to getting Junkprints out on the streets when it warms up…ooooh we’re heading to Boston and DC this year…more on that later.
Anyhoot, I love just about anything shiny, it’s as if my inner drag must emerge! While purusing the goods I came across these amazing dungaroos by Jana of Knickers and No Fur Coats…I want all my underroos to be made by her.