Commonwealth Press prints our Polish Hill t-shirts, and they have a growing line of great t-shirt designs — many Pittsburgh-themed. For their festival booth, they’ve created a new design combining the Pittsburgh Pirates with the Polish eagle. This isn’t the only design they’re bringing — check out their other t-shirt designs here.
Karen Lillis will be there for Small Press Pittsburgh, with a rack stocked with works by Pittsburgh’s emerging authors and Pittsburgh-based independent publishers, as well as a selection of litmags, zines, and books from elsewhere. Read more about Karen’s project in this interview, or on her blog, Karen the Small Press Librarian.
Florence Smith makes modern, sculptural jewelry in a variety of materials. She also has a blog which features arts and crafting events and festivals. See more of Florence’s work here.
Siren Studio is an artist run association devoted to promoting the creativity and work of local artists by providing a studio, gallery exhibitions and events that inspire individual and community growth. Five Siren Studio artists,Monica McElwain, Kelly Jane Walker, Lynn Ratkovich, Jamie B. Miller, and Bevin Baker, will be sharing a table. Above is a work by Kelly Jane Walker. See work by all the artists and more on the Siren Studio website.
Jabari Mason brings a bright array of items, including jewelry, notecards, prints, bookmarks, and natural skincare items. Check out his website, Facemadics, to see more of his work.
Niffer Desmond of Trilodeon makes eco-friendly arts and accessories with a strong sense of design and a unique point of view. Here’s her Sacred Geometry coaster set. See more of her wonderful work on her website or her newsletter.
Stephanie Neary will be bringing her handicrafts, zines and comics, local musicans’ cdr’s, and illustration prints. Above is one of her prints. Check out her extremely varied output on her website or on Flickr.
Maggie Negrete is a returning vendor. Maggie will be selling ‘zines and prints. See more of her work on her website.
There’s lots more artists to show you — another festival preview is on the way!