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Monday, April 24, 2006

Voting With My Wallet

This weekend, The Little Friends of Printmaking, masters of the Silkscreened Rock Poster Universe, did the visiting-artist-thingy at the University of Georgia. They brought their slides to share...not to mention their love & patented brand of HI-larity. I also bought this fabulous wallet from them. Wallets are a funny thing, and I'm pretty frumpy about them. I hate most over-pocketed Trapper-Keeper-esque manwallets, so I always default to the tried-and-true $5.99 from T.J. Maxx models (I tend to do the same with shoes for some reason). This Little Friends wallet jolted me out of my torpor, providing me with fun and frivolity, alongside the durability and function that I crave. Their secret? It's apparently their unholy alliance with Poketo, who partner with artists and rock bands to produce these amazing wallets. Nothing could get me to trade my Little Friends wallet in, but Miki Amano unicorns? Raptor races? There's no reason to let your money languish in an anonymous wallet any more.

I digress. The Little Friends are a husband-and-wife team of printmaking Ninjas from Madison, Wisconsin. Their illustration techniques are unstoppable, but their true genius lies in the geekazoid printmaking details that they pack into each piece. Parlez-vous SPOT VARNISH? Get ready to soil yourself when you witness a Little Friends poster up-close and personal. In these days of online illustration, it's refreshing to see people putting old-world craftsmanship into something as normally disposable as a rock poster. In addition to my wallet, Claire and I invested in a lovely print to be installed in our upcoming lovenest. THANK YOU, LITTLE FRIENDS!



At 4/26/2006 12:56:00 PM, Blogger Serena said...

So cute!

At 4/30/2006 09:01:00 AM, Blogger Ell said...

The wallets are fantastic - thanks for the link.


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