Get Back to Work
May 21, 2011, 8:36 am
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Again I apologize for the lack of posts as of late, real world work is consuming me. However I was appropriately gifted this great print for my birthday from my good friend at A Mystery In Common. The print is by Steady Print Shop Co. out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the photo from them as well. Be back shortly!

Free Life Center

Our friends over at A Mystery in Common are working on a collaboration for a T shirt with the Free Life Center out in Portland Oregon.  Consisting of two artists, Mark Warren Jacques & Seth Neefus, the Free Life Center will tour around the Pacific Northwest later this month.

The endeavor is probably best described as follows, “Mark Warren Jacques & Seth Neefus are two Portland-based artists embarking on a dream and you are invited to join them as they take their mobile art center on a nomadic journey.”
-Leslie Miller
Pacific Northwest College of Art

Description from their site:

-Free Life Center is a hand-crafted, one room structure, viewed as and art installation as well as an experience.

-Built primarily of reclaimed / salvaged materials (thanks ReBuilding Center), the structure emanates the artists’ homespun aesthetic and commitment to a high level of DIY craftsmanship.

-Within the building viewers are encouraged to explore every nook and cranny; finding that each element (painting, drawing, video projection, sound, performance) has been considered as a part of the construction and experience in whole.

-As a modularly designed structure (i.e. designed and built in movable pieces) Free Life Center may be modified in size to be shown in a wide variety of viewing contexts including gallery, venue, and natural environments.

-At its largest configuration the structure is 12ft width X 16ft length X 10ft in height. (24 person capacity inside structure)

A Mystery In Common
September 15, 2009, 9:14 pm
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Headed toward the hills today to visit A Mystery In Common’s new studio space. The studio’s shack-like appearance is deceiving of the work taking place inside while the rural and sublime setting serve as a constant inspiration for the studio’s proprietor . Even though the studio is still a work in progress they were kind enough to let me have a look.

A Mystery In Common is dedicated to using earth friendly and sustainable materials throughout the printing process, something you don’t find from many screen printing shops. From printing on organic cotton to using water based inks they have tried to minimize their impact as much as possible. The end result is a hand crafted and high quality product.

I can’t tell you how many of their shirts I have, but I have many. Most of the designs are first hand drawn before they are scanned and turned into screens. Tristan then prints each shirt with the help of his lovely friend Grace.

For more on the designs and how to order check out A Mystery In Common. Also to view the rest of the pictures from the trip go here.