27 February 2015

I Ate Too Much at the Chicago Diner (again).

At the beginning of this year, I moved into a new studio space with my friends Landland and Never Sleeping.  We have been working tirelessly to get everything organized and set up (mostly so we can all get back to the drawing and printing we all have to do).  Everything will have a proper place, and we are doing our best to maximize every square inch of space here.  I think we have employed some pretty inventive and functional solutions.  I'm really excited about what this new studio and its atmosphere will do for progressing with our respective businesses and creative processes.  There's been a lot of amateur carpentry, loud math rock, Home Depot trips, and an endless stream of inside jokes.

If you're in Chicago, on Friday March 6th, I will be showing some prints at Saki Records.  There's a big party/reception from 6-9PM, and my friend's band AM Stations will be playing.  

I will be down in Austin, TX this March for FLATSTOCK 48. March 19th-21st, from 11AM - 6PM.

January update redux

The blog is back in town.

To the left is a snapshot of a little sketchbook drawing I did while my wife and I were traveling recently. I started playing around with opaque white pens on toned paper, which has proven to be quite enjoyable. It's definitely nice to have an additional value so readily available, even when just blocking in rough ideas. More on this later!

In other news, I will be down in Austin, TX this March for FLATSTOCK 48, and for you in Chicago, I will be having a show/reception at the beginning of March at Saki Records. Lots of really cool stuff is underway right now. Some very exciting new projects, shows, movement, the mixing of ink, and the creation of paper goods. Stay tuned.

18 December 2014

2015!



Between art prints and rock posters, I produce 40 or more screen prints each year.  In 2015, I'll be staying the course, as well as produce new postcard sets, hand bound limited edition books (very excited about these!), and more.  I'm taking 2015 extra seriously.  Seriously!
 
DETAILS:
Subscribers will get one of everything I print for the entire 2015 calendar year (with matching edition numbers).  Between art prints and gig posters, I produce 40-50 prints a year.  Subscribers also get some bonuses, like test prints, an original sketch or two, and an exclusive subscribers-only print.  I send subscription tubes out twice a year, once in June or July for the first half of the year and the second installation is shipped shortly after the end of the subscription year.  Additionally, each subscription package is shipped in sturdy 6-inch diameter shipping tubes.
PRICING:
For US and Canada, the cost is $475 for the year.  
International subscriptions: $550 (price difference is to cover the postage expense).  
Regarding payment, I am totally fine with setting up payment plans.  A lot of subscribers will pay in full at once, but just as many will pay in two, three or four payments.  Just ask!

Please contact me if you're interested in subscribing or if you have any other questions.  justinsantora[at]gmail.com

08 April 2014

New Art Print



"One Million Shareholders Can't Be Wrong!"
Eight color screen print, 10x30", signed numbered edition of 75.
Made in Chicago.

30 December 2013

2014 Print Subscription

Between art prints and rock posters, I produce between 40 and 50 screen prints each year.  This coming year (2014), I plan to do the same, as well as produce postcard sets, LP covers, etc.  Lots of really cool stuff is planned for 2014.
 
DETAILS:
Subscribers will get one of everything I print for the entire 2014 calendar year (with matching edition numbers).  Between art prints and gig posters, I produce 40-50 prints a year.  Subscribers also get some bonuses, like test prints, an original sketch or two, and an exclusive subscribers-only print.  I send subscription tubes out twice a year, once in June or July for the first half of the year and the second installation is shipped shortly after the end of the subscription year.  Additionally, each subscription package is shipped in sturdy 6-inch diameter shipping tubes.
PRICING:
For US and Canada, the cost is $475 for the year
International subscriptions: $550 (price difference is to cover the postage expense)
Regarding payment, I am totally fine with setting up payment plans.  A lot of subscribers will pay in full at once, but just as many will pay in two, three or four payments.  Just ask!


Please contact me if you're interested in subscribing or if you have any other questions.

04 March 2013

Undercooked kale chips and sleeping cats

I'm back from LA and dealing once again with the cold of Chicago, haha.  I had a great time out west for the Gallery 1988 show with JC Richard.  If you're interested, the entire show has been posted online here.

I had some pretty incredible food while we were in LA ("we" meaning me and my excellent girlfriend, Ingrid).  Kevin Tong met us for dinner before the opening reception and showed us Cafe Gratitude, which more or less blew my mind.  Our hosts, Jimmy and Sean (Ingrid's uncle and his partner, respectively) showed us a great time, some lovely sights, and an interesting documentary about the 1980's underground drag scene.

Jensen, Kate, Amber, and rest of the crew at Gallery 1988 all did an awesome job hanging the show, and everything looked greatI finally met JC Richard in person, and he was even nicer than he is in his emails.
It feels good to be back, even after such a short trip.  I've suddenly got a lot to finish before leaving for Austin to participate in Flatstock 38.  There's some pretty cool stuff coming up.  Real talk. 
 

18 February 2013

I'm just trying to keep it together here.

So as I've been mentioning a lot here and on myspace facebook, I will be showing a bunch of new paintings and art prints alongside Mr. JC Richard at Gallery 1988 (Melrose).  Both Richard and I will be in attendance on the night of the opening reception (March 1st, 2013), and the show will be up through March 23rd.  I just took a whole mess of work over to my dear photographer friend Logan to be photographed.  I spent a good chunk of yesterday evening cropping and adjusting the photos, so those of you who don't live in the LA area will still be able to see the show on Gallery 1988's website when the show goes live (more info on that very soon hopefully).
Okay!  Time to start packing up prints and paintings to send to the gallery, and I've one more new art print to squeeze in for the show.  Stay tuned for a few previews.