This is Awesome: Tiny Showcase

I'm kicking off a new series today, called "This is Awesome." Each week I'll feature something that's, well, awesome - a handmade product, tutorial, article, news story, organization...

So, here we go!

My coworker, Shea'la, created Tiny Showcase with her friend Jon in 2004. Read about how this awesome organization connects artists and art lovers:

"We are lucky enough to be surrounded by a group of friends who are amazing and talented people.

We started thinking that it would be really nice if we could create a forum and community where all of this incredible talent could be showcased. Pricing was an issue - most of our friends aren't exactly rich, so we began exploring a smaller medium where the artist could make some money on smaller pieces of artwork. The art enthusiast, on the other hand, gets to take home their piece of artwork for around the same price as a CD, book or record...

Each week we pick a new piece of tiny artwork and turn the work into a limited-run print production. Each run is printed on archival Hahnemühle German Printmaking Paper. The archival ink is specially treated and sprayed, giving it an archival lifespan of over 60 years.

You sort of need to see the end product to get the full effect, but each piece really is a beautiful specimen."

Like, say, last week's release for example:

"Kit 03 - Create", Andreas Samuelsson, 4.5" x 6.4" (plus border for framing)

Sign up for the Tiny Showcase mailing list to be notified each Tuesday (via a very witty email) when a new print is released. You can also visit the Tiny Showcase website to browse past prints and see what's available in the shop.


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