Someone asked me what's all this "As Seen on Nashville on TV" nonsense about the other day.
Well really they said, "Hey that's great why are you doing it?"
And I said, "Isn't it obvious?" And we both laughed!
But actually I think I gave a really long winded answer about public art and perception of self and ownership of ideas. And then I really went on a long time about what it means to be aware of a moment happening in the moment. And what that does to the moment.
And then I started talking about all the attention our city is getting and how it is changing so quickly and that we have to treasure the parts that make us unique and special as a people.
It is pretty fun to see your city in a semi made up way on tv. Since I didn't make the story up - it seems sort of like a dream I might have of a familiar land that isn't quite how I remember it. Though instead of Hayden Panettiere in it - it would be my Mom or someone I haven't seen in a long time since high school.
But I digress...
As seen on Nashville!!!!
We made these prints so that they could be used!
Today we stopped by a few places here in Nashville that have actually been seen on Nashville the show to give them they're real prize of fame!
It felt good to bestow our print that commemorated the event upon the people that are Nashvillians. It really makes the whole experience complete in my mind.
Reality to fiction to film to post production to the airwaves to my mind's reality back to shared physical reality again! When folks started making prints to convey ideas across space and time this all would have seemed like pure fantasy to them!
And now we bring it back into this other intra-space that we all time travel on together
What a crazy world!!!!
I'm happy it is still turning
And I'm glad we have something to smile about as a group
Let us know ...if you know of a place that has been seen on Nashville and we'll try to get over there to properly celebrate.
And of course don't hesitate to pick up your own copy! These projects are funded directly through your support.
Power to the people!
Your humble servants at Isle of Printing.
We like to think that if we are honest and our hearts are true - when the bow of creativity is bent back and our eyes are fixed on the prize.... That goodness will spring forth like a deer bounding through the woods and the sky will smile down on our creations. And heaven will dance in the embrace of love.
Or you might say
Into every box of cereal you reach, we hope you find a prize.
Often life is a puzzle and you must struggle to find the gem of day. So hard to do. Why couldn't it be easier?
Today we hope that we can make it a little easier for you - with a few pieces of paper you
(we) can be clever enough to put a little zip in your zing.
That's it!!! Tell me more chippie!
3 posters that merge in to one. Three parts that make a whole! Bird into man, man on paper, birds made from space. Space defining matter.....One becomes all.....
Pleasing both in a cosmological sense AND reading high on the gee whiz scale.
14th century technology living it up with the best of the 21st century
Rock and roll
That's some crazy stuff!!!!
but wait check this out
Each part (poster) was conceived to thrive on its own when necessary but like a lot things in life it only gets better when you find a few friends to share the party with......
Someday perhaps we'll lay down the microscopic biopic details of how this puzzle got from here to yonder but until then check out this lovely short film by that does a stellar job of telling the tale In moving pictures. Which I do hear the kids love these days.
A few final thoughts:
more info here at Jack White's website
Many thanks to Jack White, Matthew Jacobson (co designer), the fine folks at Third Man Records, and everyone else in this world who actively support bringing novelty into our lives as a testament that the simple joys available in art and music CAN make our lives 1000 times better than they were before.(*)
Enjoy the show
Your humble servant
ps Take that Portlandia!
*my current entry for 2012's longest useful run on sentence
We are attempting to catch the digital lifestyle of electro sports monthly up with the real clock on the wall of life - hope you enjoy our trip down near memory lane.....
This print was commissioned as an original piece of art for the world premier of "HIlos" by the Latin grammy winner and Guggenhiem Fellow Gabriela Lena Frank.
Performed for the first time by Alias, the acclaimed chamber music ensemble from Nashville, Friday Oct. 1, 2010 to general acclaim and then released as a recording you can also hear via cd. What a night!
We were very excited to be involved in creating the visual representation of the music. It was a pleasure and as such I hope the art work shows that joy. This is just the sort of meeting of the minds I feel is very important to the arts and culture in general. Many thanks to Jennifer Lena and Jonathan Neufeld for making it happen.
When viewed together these prints form one of the larger pieces we have done as a multiple series to date. I like them separately as well.
19"x26" each. Approximately 38"x26" together
smoke - 3 colors
jug - 4 colors
printed on cream stock
Spirit - MTN is a reduction print, which means the blocks were carved down after each successive color was printed, so once they're gone, they're gone for good!
available now on etsy and in the shop!
print run of less than 50
signed and numbered
thanks for looking!
B. McCloud for H. Kneesch - curator to the jet stream set
Hello friends – Did you know that today the 7 billionth overly-designed word poster was posted on Etsy and then linked on pinterest?
Even though some of us can barely use the computer here at Isle of Printing – almost every night as we creep into bed - the image of today’s litter of “stay calm and do what your mama told you when you were little” spill uselessly out of our eyes and onto our pillows like little tiny typographic tears…..
Nay – It isn’t that we dislike language, type, or your friend’s designs…
We LOVE letters - and all the things they help us do. We LOVE printing and we LOVE posters.
We especially love that many fine people out there will support the folks that get up every afternoon and knock out a few prints for the fine citizens of the world-wide-craft market to enjoy.
Yes it was a nice ride and we all enjoyed the scenery – and we have lots of posters to remind us how and what we were doing or not doing or thinking about doing – in all sorts of typefaces and printing methods and from every corner of creation.
And now I can say that I don’t know about you but I am ready for my prints to quit telling me what to think all the dang time on really nice paper.
If you seek the honest and are sick of precious buy a poster and tell the world in a slightly snarky way! Fill that hole in the wall of your heart with our love. WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Poster measures 9"x12"
One-color letterpress print
edition of 100
ACTUALLY ON ARCHIVAL PAPER! This print is going to be around forever! And you saw it here first!!!!!!!
find it on ettttt-sy
or our very own