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.
Fri Nov. 25th and Sun. Nov. 27th // Noon til 7PM
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.
48th and Westminister, West Philly
Saturday June 11th, 8am-8pm
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.
SUN. May 29th and MON. May 30th // Noon til 8PM
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!
Well the Big Clean Up
is in full affect. Yay! I've come up with a fantastic solution to the killer scrap pile! Earrings!
A few weeks ago my studio mates and I gleaned an old belt factory. This dusty place had been closed down for quite some time and was filled to the brim with goodies. Katherine from Reiter8
got the news that all this stuff was going to to be hauled off to a landfill if it wasn't cleared out asap. So Mike from element.etsy.com
, Jen from zooguu.com
Katherine and I headed over to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and got super dirty. This place was filled to the ceiling with belt materials. So far we've gleaned about two and a half van (thx Layla)
fulls of goodies and the place still looks the same as when we found it! Crazy huh? It's a shame that all of this would have gone to waste if Katherine hadn't been contacted. I wonder how often this happens? Especially in NY where the cost of storing stuff can easily exceed the cost of the stuff itself. Either way I'm super grateful and look forward to making more goodies
out of these old/new treasures.
As some of ya'll may have noticed, I have a tendency to write about things in retrospect. Believe it or not it is peculiar to to me to share my life so publicly and in real time, I know, pretty strange for a gal who takes tons of pics of herself wearing her own clothes...hey I'm still working it out. With that being said. I had an awesome time speaking with Bruce at the ACCs summer salon conversation. The fine folks at Etsy documented the whole thing.