10.02.2008

Stir Crazy



Just in time for SPX, my new print, titled "Stir Crazy", is finished and ready to go. The setting is based on my local coffee shop (called Stir Crazy, 'natch), which is just around the corner from my house and sorta doubles as my office...before our daughter was born, it was a daily stop...and often still is. I've been wanting to do this project for a long time, and the rush I got finally seeing it in print and finished was fantastic, indeed.

The printing itself was a true collaborative effort, the lion's share of the process ably handled by the talented Spencer Hansen of Team 8 Press (you can peep more of their spectacular work on their blog). Spencer's contributed to several screenprinted jobs I've done in the past, and he always does a swell job. However, this was the first time I'd been on-site for the process, actually pulling a good amount of two colors myself, and it was a lot of fun. 

Here are the details:
  • 12 1/2" by 19"
  • Limited, signed and numbered edition of 60 prints.
  • Five colors (purple, pink, white, orange and dark blue) on 100 lb. stock.
  • $30 each, plus $5 for shipping.
  • All copies ship with a bonus 12" by 6" print by Team 8.
So, if you're in Bethesda this weekend, be sure to drop by the Small Press Expo and grab one! Otherwise, feel free to use the handy PayPal button. Meanwhile, some photographic evidenc of how it all went down!















12 comments:

Shannon Smith said...

That looks really great Rob. Have fun gettin' your SPX on.

EZG said...

Those sons a bitches at MoveOn never sent my shirt.

Print looks fab-o. I can think of worse ways to spend $35 bucks.

Robert Ullman said...

EZG: My shirt just arrived on Monday, and my wife's yesterday...don't think you'll have to wait much longer! Glad you dig the print, too!

Shannon: Thanks, pally! Wish you could be there this weekend!

Justin said...

Hey Rob.

Great to see your new stuff.

I hate that I won't be coming up for SPX this year. It was always fun hanging around for a few days.

Best of luck at the show. Just know the WAP crew will miss you.

Also, I think your banana hammock mini will sell like hotcakes.

Catch ya later.
Justin

Michael Dooney said...

great mood and colors on this one. It reminds me that those snowy days are on their way...ulp.

Vee ! said...

Gosh, I really want one of these, but I barely have any wall space left to display all of my posters and prints. Decisions!

paws said...

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Rico Bach said...

Do you still wear your hipster Obama t-shirt... or would that be a little too creepy even for a worshipper... now that he's taken power?

Robert Ullman said...

Hey Rico, if you don't have anything of value to add to this 14-month old conversation, why don't you go ahead and piss off?

Rico Bach said...

My... a bit crotchety, aren't we? I'll certainly heed your valuable advice to 'piss off'... but allow me first to share a spot of embarrassment for you and your fellow hope & change sycophants. He's doing a bang-up job. Perhaps the best lesson we can take from 2008: although creative types may be keen to draw naked ladies, front the Black-Eyed Peas, or what have you... perhaps they can not always be relied upon to help us choose leaders of the free world. Fonzie was cool too... but might have fared just as well in the Oval Office.

Robert Ullman said...

Yeah, Rico, in the future us "creative types" will go ahead and leave the voting to smart guys like you.

And no, I'm not crotchety...It's just I have precious little patience for jokes such as yourself who waste my time with stupid, useless comments. I was actually less rude to you than I would usually have been, because unlike most of the conservative creeps who post their nonsense on MY ART BLOG, you actually used your real name.

I'll anxiously await your response in four months when your trolling schedule bring you back around.

Rico Bach said...

I'm back! Actually, just here to compliment your artistic abilities. Politics aside, your work is gorgeous... and your talents are humbling. Thank you for sharing it with us.