SPC Print Club | Box #2
Our Print Club program is now available a la carte while supplies last!
This unique print collection showcases the many talented artists that are part of the Spudnik community. Each Print Box includes a selection of five prints created by Spudnik Press members including fine art, stationary, textiles, comics, artist books, and various other printed ephemera.
Funds raised through the Print Club directly fund the featured artists and help sustain Spudnik Press programs. Only 12 of each box are available! Full year subscriptions are available at any time for $299.
Box #2 Featured Members:
Displace Compound, 2018
Aileen Castro is a young artist who will soon be studying at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She experiments with cereal art characters, inspirited by her younger brother, through the mediums of silkscreen printing and digital drawing. She also uses traditional studio photography to explore deception by photographing miniatures and mirrored landscapes. She is a former intern at Spudnik Press, and alumni of Marwen, a Chicago art organization.
Letterpress Greeting Card, 2018
Design By Angelika
Angelika Piwowarczyk is the designer and owner of Design by Angelika. She graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Fine Art. She loves spending hours in museums, petting dogs, travelling, photography and reading. She loves learning new skills and over the past few years has been fine-tuning her letterpress printing, hand-lettering, calligraphy, silkscreen printing, photography and illustration skills. Angelika teaches out of a non-profit printshop called Spudnik Press in Chicago, Illinois.
Idle Hands Sketchbook, 2018
Hand-Bound With Screenprinted Cover
Maxim Barkhatov: Graphic designer, screen printer, sometimes human.
Never Underestimate the Power of a Faggot with a Tambourine, 2018
“Never underestimate the power of a faggot with a tambourine” first appeared at the Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 21, 2017. Artist, Dutes Miller, appropriated the phrase for this limited edition totebag.
Dutes Miller’s phallic sculptures are driven by an investigation of queer male sexuality through a tactile exploration of materials, most often plaster, resin and paint and also including fabric, feathers, horns and other found objects. In his collages and artist books, he examines the spaces where the artist’s inner life, queer subcultures and mass media intersect, appropriating images from pornographic websites, magazines and his own imaginings to investigate alternative standards of beauty, visualizations of lust and desire found on the internet, and power dynamics in sexual relationships. Michelle Grabner wrote in ArtForum, “Miller’s mixed-media collages on paper incorporating penis figures striking silly states of repose and activity are enjoyable vignettes, demonstrating nimble material interplay.”
Destroyed by Hippie Powers, 2018
David Krzeminski. Artist/Graphic Designer living in Chicago. Graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication (2009). Currently working full time as a Graphic Layout Specialist for Freeman Decorating since 2013.
“My fine art is mostly an exploration of high-contrast abstract drawings. Free-form lines, dots, and shapes are combined with ridged grids and geometric patterns to create pieces that are randomly drawn, yet highly structured compositions. Mostly created as black and white ink drawings, select pieces are also translated into screen prints using high contrast fluorescent and vibrant colors.
I was always intrigued by the idea that there is more to be understood than what is initially perceived. On top of that, there is also the notion that our perception can be restrained, or may differ from person to person. Illusions created by some of these patterns expose the restraints in our own perception. Even when you understand exactly how an illusion is constructed, you cannot physically force your eyes to see beyond the illusion. If our own eyes can play tricks and fool us, what other factors are fooling us beyond our visual perception?”
Abraham in Defiance, 2018
Jake Saunders is a Chicago artist working in printmaking as well as drawing and painting. Hailing from Muncie, Indiana, Jake grew up with a love for a variety of narrative based art forms, which became his focus in his art practice. After becoming fascinated with the unique aesthetics of woodcuts and etchings and their aptitude for seriality and multiplicity, Jake earned a BFA and MA in printmaking from Ball State University and went on to earn his MFA at the University of Connecticut. He has since gone on to show nationally and internationally. Today, Jake’s work amalgamates narratives to explore the concept of tragedy in forms both grand and mundane.