23 June 2015

June 23rd, 2015
Hello!  Summer is here, and I've been spending a lot of time at the studio making new things.  Mike Gordon of Phish recently played a show in Buffalo, NY and I did the poster (to the left).  For this poster, I tried printing with a totally different kind of ink.  I was really pleased with the results, and I think I'm going to be switching brands.  The color is much denser, and it was a lot easier to get the transparent colors to do what I wanted them to do.  In person, the black is slick and glossy looking.  Pretty rad.
I also had the great pleasure of working on a poster for Ben Folds' benefit concert last month for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
I was contacted by a violin workshop here in Chicago to make a promotional poster.  I worked quite a bit larger than I normally do, doing various illustrations based on snapshots I took while visiting the workshop.

All three new prints will be available today, June 23rd at 1 PM CST. Check them out in the store at www.justinsantora.com.

Chicago arts nonprofit IPaintMyMind will be hosting WAYWARD, an exhibition of my recent screen printed work.  It will feature recent art prints, posters, and even a few original drawings.  It will also be here that we debut a few brand new prints, including a special release just for this show.
We are still in the early stages of promoting the show, but here is some basic information: Opening reception at IPainMyMind Gallery @ Green Exchange 2545 W. Diversey ave. Chicago, IL on July 23rd, 2015.  If you're on facebook, here's an event invitation.  More information and previews to come!

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