I’ve created a series of posters which are directed at this place I call home, Rochester, New York. Local artists and designers have been making variations on a theme of the City of Rochester logo. They have taken it into many different incarnations. From earrings to tattoos. I’ve been challenged myself to find other things that have a “Rochester-ness”. Embracing the sense of place by utilizing a neighborhood map, the telephone area code or the accent that is spoken from those born and raised in this area of Upstate New York.
I was invited to sell my posters at the West Elm Rochester which opened in July at the Culver Road Armory. A nice honor to be included as the only City of Rochester resident for their West Elm Local program. The team found my work posted on social media. A benefit to all that shameless self promotion on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Since the store opening, I have found a new audience for my print work. I’ve been contacted from individuals from around the country to buy the poster. A wonderful compliment considering I am not selling them anywhere online, YET!
Yesterday, I met with the wonderful couple who operate the local online media guide/blog/inspirational portal called “The Rochesteriat“. They will be opening up an online store on their website where they will be selling my prints and the work of other Rochester artists. So, GO GET YOURS TODAY IN THEIR STORE!
The prints are 3 color, hand-pulled, screen prints on chipboard. I designed and printed them here in my “Studio B” aka my basement studio.