Hats off to Art of Where
I love the "idea" of screen-printing art on fabrics. I often daydream of an unrealized talent in textiles, but alas I have neither the time nor the patience to follow through on such a pipedream.
Luckily, for those of us not endowed with the talent or vast loft spaces for equipment, a newly emerged, art-centered, textile print shop named Art of Where provides a mean for us to print the art we love on soft plushy things to show to the world.
At the moment they produce twill-back patches, Limited Edition pillows (usually 25-50 per run), and beanie hats.
But beyond the impeccable quality of their prints, another major selling point for me is their dedication to high quality collaborators. Their contributing artists are passion-filled creatives from around the world, ranging from artists new to the scene as well as veterans with decades of experience behind them.
According to its creators, Joey Paolini and Katherine Parsons, Art of Where is about where the art is from, and where will it go. They want to see people walking down the street wearing art they love, not just hanging it up on a wall. The duo helps artists by providing an accessible medium to print their work on, and also by helping get their designs into local boutiques.
For all those art and design lovers out there looking for a great way to support artists and at the same time encourage a growing local business, this is a great way to do it without breaking the bank.
All photos courtesy of Art of Where