The 22 Magazine


Four Elements from Tugboat Printshop
October 10, 2013, 12:13 am
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Thicket by Aron Wiesenfeld
September 29, 2013, 7:27 pm
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Vacon Sartirani: Nella Grotta
March 23, 2013, 2:53 am
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NOTICE: Deadline Extension for Volume 4 (Collage.)
November 28, 2012, 6:26 pm
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Due to recent events in NY affecting artists and studios, combined with general holiday malaise, we are obliging requests for a deadline extension on Volume 4 of The 22, the collage volume. THE NEW DEADLINE IS JAN 30th, 2013. We love what we’ve seen so far and are quite thrilled to see more! Read all about how to submit HERE.



The 22 Volume 3/III/Three in Print!
September 27, 2012, 3:06 pm
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The 22 Volume 3/III/Three print version is here! And it’s beautiful! Check it out and buy a copy now at HP Magcloud. If you’d like to purchase a bulk order (20 copies or more) please contact us for a discount price at the22magazine {at} gmail {dot} com.


 

 



THE 22 MAGAZINE IN PRINT AT PETE’S CANDY STORE!
July 17, 2012, 6:49 pm
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We are so pleased to announce the first print version EVER of The 22 Magazine will be available at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, coming up this Saturday, July 21, 2-7pm at Pete’s Candy Store. We will have VERY limited copies but you will also be able sign up for pre-orders and if we’re lucky, you’ll be able to order directly at the table via ipad. Likewise, the first person to buy a copy of The 22, will receive a free mini-painting from editor Cat Gilbert! (Check out the catalog of work here.)
Please join us, along with Volume One contributor’s John Jennison and Max Evry (who will be selling work for Pranas T. Naujokaitis), and if you just can’t wait until Saturday you can grab a print copy of The 22 HERE. If you are in any way confused, please don’t hesitate to contact us to help with your order at the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you are a retail store looking to get a bulk order, please contact for a special discount price!

SEE INTERIOR SHOTS OF MAGAZINE.
FACEBOOK INVITE.
WATCH THE PREVIEW VIDEO.
BUY A COPY NOW.

WHERE IS THIS SHINDIG HAPPENING?

Pete’s Candy Store
July 21st, 2pm-7pm
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY
L Train to Bedford or Lorimer
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Free Friday: Printrunner Postcard Giveaway.
May 11, 2012, 4:20 am
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This week’s giveaway is a useful, beautiful resource for artists. We all find ourselves in the often unenviable position of “networking” and cards can be that perfect ice breaker for any nervous artist. Printrunner is hosting a giveaway for some beautifully printed cards (thanks in advance for them hooking us up with some of our own.) We’ve ordered from them before and the quality has always been great. They have both online printing services and  online postcard printing. Check out the details below and as the prerequisite “network” gods advise, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

What you’ll get:

a. Details of the giveaway prize: Postcards
Postcard Size: Postcards 5×7
Quantity: 100
Colors: 4/0 Front Only Printing
Paper: 14 PT. UV Coating on Front,
Rounded Corners: Yes
Proof: None
Ready to Ship In: 4 Business Days
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.

To submit to win this giveaway email the22magazine@gmail.com and say “enter me for the printrunner giveaway.” Must include your name an address to be eligible. All information is 100% confidential.



Free Friday: Joshua Barber.
April 20, 2012, 4:04 pm
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New Free Friday print from Joshua Barber. At the request of a few folks we’ll be switching it up to a random drawing this week. You have to email directly (the22magaizne (at) gmail (dot) com) or like our facebook page to be entered for the drawing. The entry deadline is Sunday at midnight.

Enjoy!

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To be entered to win you must email the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) come or like us on facebook before Sunday at midnight.



WAR IS TRAUMA.
March 19, 2012, 6:55 pm
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War is Trauma prints are now available for purchase and to print out for street postings. Beyond being beautiful pieces of art, each work is a call to end unneeded violence and to curb the destruction of life as well as the recognize the emotional and physical mark it leaves on those who survive.

More info: http://www.ivaw.org/war-is-trauma#content-begin

Prints from WIT are also currently on view at Bushwick Print Lab.
DOWNLOAD POSTERS.
BUY THE PORTFOLIO.
READ POEMS BY NANCY FLYNN (INSPIRED BY COMBAT PAPERS.) 

About WIT: War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” – the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed – GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The action led to another collaboration between Justseeds and IVAW – an “Operation Recovery” booklet published by Printed Matter in NYC and currently– the War is Trauma print portfolio. For this project over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting GI resistance, a GI’s right to heal, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the wars overseas and the economic war at home. A total of 130 portfolios have been created, that equals 130 exhibitions as a starting point. Exhibitions that bring different people together – veterans, civilians, refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, and others to dialogue on issues that matter.

The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small piece, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same one’s rising up last spring.”

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THE WEEK: MARCH 5-9.

EDITOR’S PICKS

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
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The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.

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Jessalyn Aaland/Paul Morgan at Swarm.
February 2, 2012, 6:06 am
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Show at Swarm Gallery.
Paul Morgan.
Jessalyn Aaland. 

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50 States Design Project by Joshua Best.
January 6, 2012, 7:00 am
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New Print from Allison Sommers.
December 13, 2011, 8:05 pm
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New print available at Allison Sommers etsy! Perfect for the holidays!



POST PLASTIC PROJECT AT LITTLEFIELD.


In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away from land, and humans, there is enormous floating reminder of the indelible mark we leave from afar. Called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Plastic Vortex and the world’s largest landfill, the North Pacific Gyre is a combination of currents and carelessness that makes up what some suggest is a wasteland filled with plastic. Rife with fantastic sounding aquatic traps such as “ghost nets,” it is suggested that its collection is of such a scale that, as of yet, no one has been able to calculate its true size.

In a song by local Park Slope musicians Whale Belly, there is an interesting lyric  “I know what I hate, I just don’t know why.”

The upcoming show Whale Belly is slated to perform in, Post Plastic Project at Littlefield in Brooklyn, plans to remedy just such ignorance through a feast of artists, musicians and comedians curated to raise money, and awareness for the environmental organization, Project Kaisei.

Discovered by chance in 1997 by oceanographer Charles Moore, the North Pacific Gyre is Project Kaisei’s main focus. Kaisei itself began in late 2008 when co-founders, Doug Woodring, George Orbelian, and Mary T. Crowley, found a need to bring attention and research to the growing problem of plastic pollution. In 2009 Kaisei launched its brigantine vessel (the namesake of Kaisei, meaning “Ocean Planet”) and an oceanography vessel called “New Horizon,” donated from partnering organization Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The mission was to collect and calculate data on the amount, type, and breakdown rates of plastic litter that is trapped in the middle of the ocean.

Some findings maintain that certain types of plastic are breaking down at rates much faster than imagined. Most recently the rate was a year or less for some materials to completely disintegrate and penetrate waters and wildlife, raising concerns about toxin levels in fish and other saltwater animals. Utilizing a variety of technological outlets to get their message across, Team Kaisei reports directly from the boat with updates on their findings, and even has a voyage tracker via Google Earth that allows you pinpoint the location, and view interactive message from crew members.

When I asked Lindsay Bourget, one of the curators of the Post Plastic Project, “Why Kaisei?” she answered directly, “I started this project because I wanted to find someone to donate to that made the most sense and they [Project Kaisei] made the most sense to me, because their number one goal is to capture the plastic vortex and that’s exactly what I was most concerned about, so it seemed like a natural fit.” Some debate remains about the severity and size of the  litter in the North Pacific Gyre, along with concerns about disturbing wildlife in the effort to collect, as well as the idea that full collection of all the plastic is a Sisyphean task. Nevertheless when I asked Lindsay about her concern for the validity of such projects in the face these doubts as well as major global disasters (particularly oil spills) she acknowledged “it can be really discouraging, but then you think there’s only one way to really start making a change.”

Co-curator Laina Karavani adds, “Sometimes artists and musicians are the only one’s that people really listen to and can help illicit change, and that’s what this is all about, moving towards that change.”

Post Plastic Project will demonstrate by example, using soy ink, and semi-recycled paper in their printing materials through Long Island City based, ColorCoded, and party materials (cups, plates, etc) provided by SustyParty, a New York based company that provides a line of eco-friendly, biodegradable party products made from corn oil, tapioca starch and other recycled materials, along with a bin to collect and ensure compost.

The artists and musicians are pooled from both Lindsay and Laina’s art and design background. Lindsay currently works in packing and architectural design, and went to Colorado Institute of Art, while Laina is photographer originally from New Jersey. Laina moved to San Francisco to attend the Art Academy of San Francisco, and found herself in an environment of high sustainability expectations. Drawing from this experience and from a childhood where recycling was the norm, Laina and Lindsay were eventually introduced by a professor who thought they might be a good match (their birthdays are only two days apart.) As the project grew larger both realized that this kind of grassroots organization for a less dire cause might be exactly what people were looking for.

The show is a powerhouse in itself with fifteen artists, four bands, and two MC’s. Mostly local fare, the artists were friends of or approached directly by Lindsay and Laina, and much to their surprise, nearly all said yes. With the increase of sustainable forms of living becoming the norm in Brooklyn it was easy to see that Lindsay and Laina’s project provided the perfect outlet for supporters looking for a more manageable idea of altruism.

The line up for music is strong and ranges from the pipes of a classically trained opera singer (singing in a rock band of course) Little Grey Girlfriend, the upbeat and introspective words and sound of Whale Belly (Park Slope), The Robin Electric with nostalgic twinges of their Cleveland roots, and string band turned electric from Chicago, Panoramic and True.

Artists include talent like artist and curator Ben Peterson, Christine Nguyen, illustrator Mariana Silva, award-winning motion graphics designer Mauricio Leon, illustrator Travis Simon, Daria Tessler and many more.

There will be prints for sale, a raffle, giveaways and comedic relief with the help of couple MC’s Brooke Van Poppelen and Luca Molandes.

The show takes place this Sunday June 5th at Littlefield in Brooklyn
Doors open at 6, with a free art reception and $10 cover for the music.
All proceeds will benefit the effort of Project Kaisei.

MORE INFORMATION.



Upcoming Classes.

Beginning Stone Lithography @ ELIZABETH ARTS CENTER
Instructor: Devraj Dakoji

Learn to draw on rocks and print from them! This class will introduce the art of stone lithography starting with the basics. You will be guided step by step through the process of creating a lithograph. You will learn how to prepare your stone, how to use drawing materials, how to use a press, how to prepare your paper, and how to produce your very own edition of prints. Led by Devraj Dakoji.The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street 3rd Floor
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6 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30p
$300 members/$340 nonmembers
212-563 5855
info(at)efanyc.org

THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS:

Always lots of amazing options at CBA but here’s a couple of my upcoming favorites.

Adhesives, Size and Varnishes: A Cooking Class
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 During this workshop we will focus on making traditional adhesives from scratch and then use them. With Karen Gorst, May 7.
Hot Stamping and Guillotine Training for Binders: Get trained to use the Center’s motorized guillotine paper cutter and our hot stamping equipment in one three-hour workshop.With CBA Staff, May 17. z
Sound and Light: This course devotes two days to making a book with Direct Current (DC) electricity. With Hooshang Partovi, May 21-22.
Panorama Concertina: Students will learn to make an accordion book with a series of floating panels. With Alice Austin, June 18.
Paper Marbling: This course will teach the basics of water-based (Turkish) paper marbling using acrylic and tempera paints. With Lauren Rowland, June 25 – 26. 

The Center for Book Arts 
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001
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(212) 481-0295
info@centerforbookarts.org



Woodblock at Cherry Blossom Festival.

Upcoming Japanese Woodblock Classes and Demonstrations (TAUGHT BY APRIL VOLLMER.)
April 30 and May 1, 2011: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Demonstrations from 3:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday
BBG Sakura Matsuri

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