2019

Our first book of 2019 is nearly completed. MY SKIN IS BLACK UPON ME, MY BONES THEY BURN WITH HEAT, by Christian Johnson, is an “ontological odyssey” compiled over several years. MY SKIN IS BLACK is a photo book containing commentary, essays and interviews from Christian’s friends and life. Christian is a Bay Area native cinephile and director, who sees life through a very specify lens, this book lets you get a glimpse into his psyche, and heart. Spanning over 250 pages, this book is our biggest yet, and we are so looking forward to sharing it.

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Stay tuned for its pre-release and release show, likely in early January 2019.

Kitty Marm/Grumpy Bun

 

We just finished riso-ing this really cute comic! Our first ever time using orchid! This comic is not one but two in one! The first half is called Kitty Marmalade and is about a 20-something year old living at home trying to make it big (on Instragram). The second half is Grumpy Bun, about a barista at “Moonbucks” and all the sh*t he has to put up with day to day. We loved working on this and are so excited for everyone to see it. Check out the artists here: instagram.com/asterickpress

 

New and Old

We’ve been buuuusy.

  1. We learned how to sew (machine) and finished our cyanotype zine (with Coco Spencer).

 
 
 
 

2. We made lots of new pins (and stickers!!), one of which is THIS.
They should all now be in the trusty webstore.

 
 
 

3. We did even MORE sewing, this time by hand, for the newest run of an oldie but goodie, hornet’s nest.

 
 
 
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3. New little zine out, just for fun. We’re playing with different riso inks on different paper colors and learning lots. This one will only be available in person and as part of soon-coming grab bags!

 
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4. Three down only one more to go! We just added CROP CIRCLES to the pack

 
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5. Last but not least: you may recall that we started a weekly project that will go on until 2019. We are about to put out our THIRD poster! Yay! Thank you to Ryanaustin who has been extremely helpful and amazing in the process.

 
 

GOM



Wow! What a day. We had so much fun at Good Omen Market VI. We ate lots of Hella Vegan, we listened to lots of Late Feelings, we met Heavy Letters (our really cool table buddies), we played with a dog named Bucket, and we talked to lots of new friends about new projects and plans.
Thank you so much to Classic Cars and the great people of Good Omen for having us and putting together SUCH an incredible group of makers of ALL kinds. If you didn’t make it do NOT miss the next one!!

Oh! Thank you also to Undertone Collective, Floss Editions, Rad Breath, Luz Y Luna, Baby Girl Botanicals, and all the other vendors we got amazing things from!


Fuck It

So, as many of you may know the state of the world has been…. quite horrific. The (increasingly) nightmarish direction the country has been going is upsetting. But we will fight, we will vote, and we will not give up. This is not OK.

Now, for the day-to-day woes, we have stickers for that! Coco Spencer-designed stickers and posters are now in the webstore. Check ‘em out!

 
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Inflammatory Affirmations

IT’S HERE!

Mxn-about-town (writer, curator, artist, barista), RYANAUSTIN DENNIS is combining our love for print with his love for words and we are making a 15 week poster project! Each poster is numbered (by its week), and will be released every Monday starting October 8th and continuing on through the rest of the year. The best part is the posters are FREE (if you’re Bay Area local ;))
Pick up locations are: Open Cafe and Wolfman Books both in Downtown Oakland. Get them while you can, supplies will not last!! All posters are 11x17 risograph printed on 67# gray bristol cover.
If you are not local, or would like the poster collection in full, we will plan to have a limited selection on sale in the webstore in the beginning of 2019.

Can’t wait for you to see them! We’re having a blast.

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