2011 Publishing Projects
2011 Publishing Projects
& art works included in our 2011 Subscription Package
Illustration by Lilli Carré for a film by Joe Swanberg. Printed by Angee Lennard. Swanberg is an independent filmmaker. The posters were originally created for the primere of the film at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival. Many of Swanberg’s films are characterized as “Mumblecore”, with by ultra-low budget production, focus on personal relationships, improvised scripts, and non-professional actors.
Designed and printed by Colin Palombi during the blizzard of 2011, this poster commemorates the headlining event of our Space Race, an epic mission to expand the boundaries of community printmaking. A dozen printshops from across the city competed for coveted golden squeegees. It was the first event in our new home and income from the evening has allowed us to complete necessary construction projects, such as improved plumbing and building out the studios and dark room.
Ten x Ten
Suite of 10 Screenprints
ed. 275 / $30
Ten Chicago printmakers chose their favorite Chicago musical artists & bands to each record an original song for a compilation. The final package contains a suite of ten fine art prints & download code for a ten song compilation. Created in conjunction with Homeroom Chicago. This collaboration with another up-and-coming non-profit allowed the printshop to work with musicians and new venues (LivingRoom Gallery and The Whistler). All visual art was printed by the artists with assistance from Spudnik Press. All musicians were offered free recording of their track to offset the cost of releasing new music. The project was conceived by Colin Palombi. Liner notes are by Alexander Stewart.
“The Cities” is the most recent print published at Spudnik Press. Lundquist saw the project as an opportunity to approach his work from a different angle. We began the project with a starting point, laying down the first layer of ink without knowing exactly what would follow. As more layers were added the direction the print was headed came into focus.
Jeremy Lundquist was born in California and currently lives and works in Chicago. His work in print, drawing, photography, installation, and cut and collaged paper examines and organizes decay, resulting in a body of work questioning contemporary notions of progress and cleanliness by presenting images of loss and disillusion / dissolution. He has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow School of Art , Harold Arts, Spudnik Press, Kala Art Institute and the Vermont Studio Center. Jeremy teaches in the Printmedia department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his BA in Studio Art from Grinnell College and his MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University.
This print is from a series titled “Post Lyrics”, a series of ten posters intended for installation on light poles, “public” walls, etc. These messages are part of a process to bring contemportary art into public spaces via methods that depart from more traditional street art forms. Each depicts an edited portion of lyrics from specific songs set. This poster takes lyrics from “Tale Me”, by Fabulous Souls.
Doug Fogelson is best known for his work with Front Forty Press. In their own words, they publish “work that work can be functional, political, ecological or simply expressive. What matters most is the cultivation and communication of ideas.”
Designed as a take away for our booth at the MDW Fair this October, it features images created by two past Artists in Residence. Both their artwork addresses issues of authenticity, context, and the original. We chose a heavy translucent vellum, causing the images on the front and back to have a conversation with each other.
Interested in the concept of slowing down time, Ingrid Olson enlarges her works in an attempt to make small moments less manageable. Her process begins by enlarging original grease pencil drawings which carry the slight texture of paper through the mark making. The combination of the size and medium used to create her images has the inability to convey specifics, leaving the viewer with a disorienting lack of detail.“I want to expand and extend the experience of feeling the ineffable and noticing the unnoticeable,” says Olson. The act of viewing her work is slowed by the fuzzy manner, but also because the larger the image, the harder it is to take it all in at once and in order to understand, the viewer must look longer.
Ingrid Olson received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Since then she has taken a print installation class at Ox-bow School of Art and has been participating in open studio print nights at Spudnik.
With the help of a Community Arts Assistance Program Grant (CAAP) from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, Julia recently released a new book of poetry. Cover art created by the author in August 2011 during a lithography course at the Ox-Bow School of Art. This book is typeset in Bulmer, designed by William Martin in 1792, and printed on recycled Durotone Newsprint paper stock produced by French Paper. Grow No Moss was featured as the “Critics’ Pick” in TimeOut Chicago’s Literary section.