Ruth Bunny Ginsburg

 

In honor of Women's History Month, I present Ruth Bunny Ginsburg! Happy Birthday Justice Ginsburg.

 

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Narwhal

 

A narwhal for Theodore's birthday.

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Splat Print

Baby sling and bib for friends, Chris and Tereza.

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Chicken Portraits

Watercolor illustrations of Papoo and Chalmers.

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CROP T-shirt Design

Not to be confused with a cropped T-shirt.  I've just finished designing and printing shirts for the Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk coming up this June.

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Personalized Laser Etched Cheese Boards

 

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Before spoon butter was rubbed into the wood.

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After spoon butter was applied.

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Block Print T-Shirt

I have started making some things out of all the cloth I've been printing as demonstrations for classes I teach at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The prints have been made using soft rubber blocks and stamped with Versacraft ink.  The fish are printed in a half drop pattern on an organic knit and made into a  t-shirt for my 2 year old son.  I have a work suit planned for the arrows, so stay tuned.

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Exhibition and New Work

I'm excited to be showing some new work in the upcoming faculty exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The exhibition titled Forward Tension  will introduce my newest and in progress work Part as well as select pieces from The Ministries of Sustenance series.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, June 27th, 2013 - Sunday, Aug 4th, 2013 with an Artist Reception Thursday, June 27th from 6-8pm.

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Italian book on Solar Design

Published in Design Solare

 

Our BEAM robotic creations were featured in an Italian book about solar design and applications. These little robots have been published in books and magazines from five different countries now. Unfortunately, our whole collection was lost in the mail. If anybody sees one in the wild let us know.

 

Design Solare

 

Design Solare

 


Hand Printing Workshop

 

Simple, quick motifs to demonstrate potato printing, rubber block, and hand drawn screen print for a hand print workshop.

 

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Mr Bunny Stuffed Toy

Mr. Bunny Pattern

 

Wool felt front and vintage fabric back.

Download it here: MrBunnyByFTF

 

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Mr Bunny Gets Around

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Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints

 

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas are visionary and some have already begun to be realized. Some are simple and some are extraordinary. After all, it’s the thought that counts.

 

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002 Evaporating Balloons - Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

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Beautiful/Decay : Future Perfect

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We've just received our copy of Beautiful/Decay's latest book whose theme is "Future Perfect". Of course we like the future and are excited to have a couple of our Noetical Succession photos included in the book.


The Ministries of Sustenance

 

The Ministries of Sustenance is a series of prints that represent a mantra of self-sustenance. The original work began as a series of stitched and printed posters in response to the rise of lifestyle trends such as eco-consciousness, slow food, and craft. The prints streamline the ideas into graphic posters.

 

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Ministries of Sustenance

The Systematic Community - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

The Ideal Egg - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

The Orderly Garden - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

The Renewed Water - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

The Restoration of Mending - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

The Equalized Constitution - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

Active Seed Redemption - Ministries of Sustenance Prints

The Ordained Pattern

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Cloud Air Pattern

Free Download - Cloud and Wind Repeating Pattern

 

The following pattern was inspired by work in our Ordinarily Extraordinary poster series. Download the free repeatable pattern below.

Download it here: Cloud Air Pattern EPS

 

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Cleveland Public Art, Eastman Reading Garden Proposal

 

We were in Cleveland last weekend where we were invited to present a proposal for their now annual, temporary public art space in the Eastman Reading Garden.

"We propose, PLATFORM, a project employing people from Cleveland’s varying neighborhoods to perform their trades. By staging these performances in the Eastman Reading Garden, we are creating events that invite the public to the city center while simultaneously introducing them to people active in their communities with possible incentives to encourage them to head out to new neighborhoods.  In addition, by presenting these trades as an art performance we hope to give a perspective of renewed value to work that may sometimes be underestimated or unfamiliar.  As each performance will be a contract with us, and payment given for the work, we see the project as directly feeding in to Cleveland’s local economy.  Ultimately, in highlighting individuals who are contributing to their community we are hoping the public may ask themselves, “What is my role in Cleveland’s future?”."

 

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Geta Grinders @ Spoke

 

A couple of photos at the exhibition at Spoke.  Thanks to those who came out.  Exhibition photos by Heather Mullins.

 

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Geta Grinders @ Spoke Chicago

Geta Grinders @ Spoke Chicago

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Pecha Kucha Night Poster Design

Poster for Pecha Kucha Night Chicago Volume 12. More info at www.pecha-kucha.org.

 

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Kim and Zach at Poptech's Creative Reuse Workshop

We had the opportunity to participate in Poptech's Creative Reuse Workshop last week. First of all, we'd like to thank Poptech, Make Magazine and Ebay Green Team for helping to bring everything together. We were able to get makers of all ages together to build their own BEAM vibe robots. The turnout was fantastic and Kim and I were impressed with the creative output.

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Poptech Creative Reuse Workshop

Poptech Creative Reuse Workshop


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Amusement Magazine

 

Zach and I had a brief interview with regards to our work and the BEAM bots in the spring issue of Amusement.  A French publication, Amusement is a gaming and technology mag with the styling of a fashion publication.

 

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Amusement Magazine

 


e pluribus umum

E Pluribus Unum

Rachel and I have almost wrapped up our service quilting project and have been discussing distribution through the organization, Featherfist, who's doing great work here in Chicago.  Each finished quilt received a patch and we ended up with over 20 quilts in total.

 

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E Pluribus Unum

 

E Pluribus Unum

 


Trade

Trade

 

Rachel Moore, the artist who I've collaborated with on a few projects, and I recently completed this new series of photos titled Trade.

Check out flickr for more.

 

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Financial Times Weekend Cover Design & Illustrations

 

Illustrations for a December issue of the FT weekend magazine.  They were interested in the images from The Ministries of Sustenance and asked us to do a cover and a few other supporting illustrations for an article on microfinance.  Check out the article at the FT.

 

Financial Times Weekend Cover & Article Illustrations

Financial Times Weekend Cover & Article Illustrations

Financial Times Weekend Cover & Article Illustrations

Financial Times Weekend Cover & Article Illustrations