Did you see that there’s a commemorative poster for QuiltCon?
It was great to work with Mark and Farley of Empire Press. They have done posters for the Fleet Foxes, Beirut, the Melvins, the Descendants, Suzanne Vega, Austin City Limits, the Black Keys, Band of Horses, Spoon, Trail of Dead, Okkervil River and a gazillion more fantastic bands.
We met them at a local Austin coffee shop and were happy to learn they had made a few quilts themselves with screen printed fabric they had made. Perfect!
Mark Pedini has always been a practitioner of pen and ink illustration. His love for screenprinting began in the in the post-bachelorette days of wander and wonder while a resident artist at AS220 in Providence, RI. With limited resources and a whole lot of inspiration, he began to create printed posters for events on AS220’s stage. After moving to Austin, TX in ’99, he met the local handful of like-minded individuals and soon after joined the online community at gigposters.com. Ever since he has been compelled to print.
Drawing from her first love of war propaganda illustration and Victorian history, Farley Bookout is driven to create imagery of pensive women in lonely spaces. For the last two years she has worked diligently to couple these images with her favorite bands and many wonderful prints have resulted.
We had a chance to go check it out while the posters were being printed by Tony and the amazing staff of Industry Press and it was great to see.
The printing was limited, so be sure to get yours soon!