In April, when we participated in the Crafty Supermarket, a craft/design fair at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, we were asked to contribute something to the swag bags that were given out to the first 100 people, and we came up with this funky image of a steam-powered locomotive, printed on the layered test prints and rejects found in our studio. Because who doesn’t like trains? We love trains.
If you’re familiar with our work, you might recognize bits and pieces of our older projects in these prints, like the poster for Soul within Structure, an exhibit of paintings by Cedric Michael Cox, Over-the-Rhine building footprints, and the prints from our Flourishing line.
The great thing about these little prints is that I’m using them to learn to screenprint. I’ve long been Michael’s trusty assistant, but I’m slowly getting better at printing myself. I printed over 150 of these locomotives in several different colors — 100 went into the swag bags, and the rest we’re selling in our online shop, along with some penny farthing make-ready prints we created for the first Crafty Supermarket last fall.