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Debbie Carlos Quality Time

The Post Family is excited to bring you Quality Time, an exhibition of photography by Debbie Carlos along with the screening of a short documentary on Debbie's work and process by Gus Gavino of Middle Mind Projects. This event coincides with the Hubbard Street Studios Open House on Friday, October 25th, 2013 from 6-10pm.

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Printers Ball 2013 - Trip & Return

This Saturday (July 27th, 2013 12-6pm), Spudnik Press brings the Printers Ball to our very own Hubbard Street Lofts building, inviting some new faces into the mix while collaborating with existing residents including Simple Honest Work, Johalla Projects and more. We are very excited to be a part of this celebration of printed matter by hosting a Risograph demo and exhibition by SPARE, as well as serving on the programing comity and curatorial board for the event. Other collaborators and presentors include Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Don Kilpatrick and Detroit Wood Type Company, Tony Fitzpatrick, Read Write Library, Alex Valentine, Brad VetterElastic Arts and many more. Come see some print demos, music performances, readings, and discussions all while meeting some brilliant print-makers-and-enthusiasts form the Midwest and beyond. 

Click here for a schedule and to plan your visit.

Printers Ball 2013 - Trip & Return

Saturday, July 27th, 12-6pm
at Hubbard Street Lofts

1821 W Hubbard St.

Chicago, IL 60622

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Tomorrow (January 10th, 2013) is opening night of L E V E L, our new exhibition at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin Gallery, on view through January 31st. L E V E L invites the viewer to engage with 40 wooden pedestals of varying heights installed throughout the gallery. The exhibition represents shifting interpersonal dynamics, inspired by how we as a Family leave titles, hierarchy, and corporate structure at the door creating a level atmosphere of equality and trust.

Merwin Gallery
llinois Wesleyan University

January 10 – January 31, 2013

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 10, 4–6PM

6 Ames Plaza West
Bloomington, IL 61701
309 556 3822


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Mas Context Issue Number 16 - Production

If you haven't heard, The Post Family has partnered with Mas Context on their most recent issue (number 16) which explores the impact of production in our cities and built environment, with a specific emphasis on those operating in Chicago. This image-heavy issue features the likes of Edward Burtynsky, Colby Prints, Threadless, 37 Signals, Heritage Bikes and much more. One of our favorite articles includes the submissions from our open call to send in photos of your favorite objects. Check out Mas Context #16 - Production right now!

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Holiday Guide 2012

Here we are, a 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide! We know that we're not alone when it comes to the difficulty in finding a gift for friends and family. Especially the design-savvy ones. Our mostly straight-from-the-creator holiday guide hopes to bring joy to both talented-creator and gift-receiver alike.

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Best Made Company

Leading up to our Manual Labor exhibition tonight (May 11th, 2012), we have a little studio tour of Best Made Co. Check it out.


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Vista Sans Wood Type Project just released a new experimental Letterpress printing book and I must say, it is quite beautiful (just to clarify, this book is not letterpressed, rather it is on the topic of letterpress printing). Touch is a limited edition, hand bound document capturing the process and final product of 20 different printermakers' using a wood type version of Vista Sans (specifically cut for this project). This is a round up of some of the most notable letterpress printers in the US including Matter's Rick Griffith, Studio On Fire, Nick Sherman, David Shields (caretaker of the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection) and more. Although all projects included are letterpress, the printing processes in this book show a wide range of experimentation including not only people combining the new type with older sets and custom made plates, but also cutting wood type in smaller pieces, printing end grains and more. Pick it up while you still can! Or grab it at the Typecon bookstore this weekend (Aug 21-25, 2013). 

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Make Effect Art Camp

Make Effect, an art camp up in northwestern Michigan taking place June 5th-9th, has some last minute vacancies! If you've always dreamt of going to a not so far away land with like-minded creative people, now it your chance.

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Sign Painters Movie Chicago Premier

Thanks to Land and Sea Dept for bringing the newly released Sign Painters documentary to town at Logan Theater this Friday (May 17th, 2013). The early screening has already sold out. So come see the second screening with us. Doors are at 8:30pm. Get your tickets here.

Illustration by Jeff Canham.

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New Work by Luke Ramsey

Just got an email update from our buddy Luke Ramsey about a bunch of new drawings he posted on his site. Check them out.

Kokokyinaka Release by Yo

This new record Kokokyinaka by half Ghanaian and half Swiss vocalist Yo has been growing on me this past week. Check out the new video, which is a good reminder that someday it will be bright and summery in Chicago as well. Someday. 

New collection by Howitzweissbach

Very pretty little video by howitzweissbach for there new colleciton. 

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Untitled by Luis Dourando

A new book by Luis Dourado published by Sauna. An edition of 250, incuding different hand drawn gold elements in each.

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A Love Letter for You Film Screening

Land and Sea Dept. is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of A Love Letter For You, a documentary film on street artist Stephen ‘Espo’ Powers.  The screening will take place at the Logan Theater in Chicago's Logan Squon Sunday, March 31st at 7pm.

Directed by Joey Garfield, the film “paves new ground, seamlessly blending narrative and documentary storylines to chronicle Stephen Powers’ Love Letter Project for the Mural Arts Program in West Philadelphia.”  The film follows Powers as he works to create and execute fifty murals across the elevated train lines of West Philadelphia.  Preview the film here.

The film features a score by Kurt Heasley, of Philadelphia based shoegazer band Lilys.

There will be a cocktail reception before the screening.  Special surprise guests will also introduce the film, and will be available for questions as the screening concludes