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Check Out This Iconic MLK Edition of FELT Zine

Every Saturday, The Creators Project premieres a new issue from net art platform and artist collective, FELT Zine.

This one is a digital bust you can explore of Martin Luther King Jr created by Mark Digital. At the center of this week’s King’s Dream piece is a black digital bust of MLK surrounded with red roses and topped off with a large golden crown reminiscent of the Notorious B.I.G. Toggling your arrow keys moves the center piece in different directions allowing the viewer to examine the bust from all angles.

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A Photographic Tour of London’s Art-Filled Streets

Love this Hyper Allergic round up of the London Street art scene. London here we come.

"Last July, I spent two weeks in London documenting its street art and graffiti scene, my first return visit since 2009. I’d been warned by a number of people that I wouldn’t recognize the city. Yet the plethora of construction cranes and hoardings on the one hand, and shiny, new, glass towers on the other, were views I found very familiar. Much like New York, my home of the past 19 years, London is being aggressively redeveloped. The plummeting availability of affordable housing and systemic loss of studio space were frequent topics of conversation, anxieties only compounded by the uncertainty left in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Yet the streets seemed vibrant as ever, offering up a heady mix of small-scale, unsanctioned works in a variety of mediums, eye-catching graffiti, as well as a noticeably expanded offering of vibrant murals. As in many metropolises worldwide, the art on London streets reflects a melting pot of local and international talents. I was pleased to encounter works by British artists such as Remi Rough, Shok1, Mobstr, and Sweet Toof, to name but a few, alongside visiting New York stalwarts Dan Witz and Jordan Seiler. Discovering the geometrical graffiti of Goodchild and delicate, brass sculptural installations by Jonesy were highlights of the visit. And no visit to London would be complete without tracking down an elusive Banksy."

Click here for the full article. 

Holidays What's Good with P.F. Candle Co

Check out the recap of our recent giveaway with our friends PF Candle Co that took place during the holidays. We asked people to share what they love about the season. All the feels for the love shared by everyone.  

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@spress: "Being able to share both Christmas and Hanukkah traditions together!"

@mmgoulet "I love the holidays because everyone comes home and there are so many loved ones around and it's the season for all things loving"

@charityvictoria "I love it all! Seeing family, cozy snowy mornings, the cheesy movies, making cookies and pie, coffee with homemade whipped cream, the hope of a new year approaching..."

Head on over to PF Candle Co. to check out their awesome stuff!  

Anthony Burrill Rip Offs

Anthony Burrill speaks about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs and asks some hard questions. We can relate.

"The weird thing is I’ve never joined Etsy, I’ve never sold any of my prints there. Yet there’s lots of my work to be seen there. In fact there are currently almost 100 versions of my print WORK HARD & BE NICE TO PEOPLE on the site, unfortunately none of them are by me."

"Should I be OK with it and accept it as part of how a piece of work gains popularity and eventually gets replicated over and over? Or should I email every one of the people who’ve made their own version, pointing out the error of their ways?"

Here's some rip offs of our work on Etsy being sold by Printed Sugar.  SO yeah,
we can relate. 

Read the rest of Anthony Burrill's interview here.

It's Nice That interviews letterpress legend Alan Kitching

“I was never interested in printing, the first thing I’d say when I came in to the studio in the morning was ‘I’m not interested in letterpress printing, I’m interested in what you can do with this stuff.’”
“I always try to have some logic to the job, to the work”
Click here to read the full interview on It's Nice That

Wynwood Street Art and Mural Scene Accompanies Miami Art Basel

A visit to Art Basel has been on our radar for a long time. And now that there's a simultaneous street art festival we're absolutely dying to go. 2017 here we come. 
The description says it all.  "An embarrassment of riches in so many ways, the Wynwood Street Art and mural scene is outrageously sexy, flashy, ugly, posey, pretty, proliferate and quizzically content-free. The annual outdoor urban art visual carnival that accompanies Art Basel in Miami is full of hi/low expectation and spectacle, and it confidently delivers on both."

Full round up of the event is  here

Martin Whatson. The Raw Project. Enida M Hartner Elementary School.


Jen Stark. Goldman Global Arts. Hard Rock Stadium. 

Felipe Pantone. Goldman Global Arts. Wynwood Walls. 

 

 

Take a Look at Cuba's Oldest Printmaking Studio

Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana
"Cuban lithography would have died then but for a few artists who recognized the value of the craft. They lobbied the government to protect the stones, and in 1962, as minister of industry, Che Guevara signed a mandate to provide materials, space, and machines to Cuban lithographers in the name of art. The Taller was born from that directive, and it remains the oldest and best known print studio in Cuba. It’s been producing work consistently since then."

Read more on Smithsonianmag.com

 

Posters & Apparel

Paper Jam Press was founded in 2009 as an homage to truth, love, typography and music. We print small batches of letterpress posters and apparel because it makes us happy. We hope it makes you happy too.