Friday, April 23, 2010

Shout Out: Hand/Eye

I've said it before & I'll say it again & again, Hand/Eye is in the top 3 print magazines out there.
(image from Confettisystem website)

Today after going through their last email I was reminded about their ability to find and write about all things good. I was also reminded about confettisystem, whom I first came across at Renegade Craft Fair years back. They were giving away these rad newspapers and party mix CD's, both which I have kept to this day because they were so unique and interesting visually and conceptually.

Reading this article about them will explain what they do in detail, it's pretty rad. Also, just trust me and go subscribe to Hand/Eye, especially so they don't fold like so many other magazines, they deserve to have some serious shelf time for years to come.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Craft Research Grant Available

This seems like a really great grant that some of you may be interested in applying for. The deadline is July 1, 2010.


THE MISSION of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States craft (contemporary and decorative arts).

  • To support innovative research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history
  • To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture
  • To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in America
  • To advance investigation of neglected questions in U.S. craft history and criticism

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April showers bring May flowers

No showers here in Milwaukee today, a blazing 70 degrees! I just got back from the first shoot on my new movie. It is really refreshing and exciting to be working on a new project. If you haven't heard it's about sign painters in America, the people we have met so far have been amazing. You can check out the blog here to learn more.

Working on a new film means I will be blogging over here less and less, but there is still a ton of Handmade Nation programing going on that I will continue to update you with as it unfolds.

Happy Spring everyone! xo, Faythe

April events are as follows::

April 10: New York, NY
Presented by The Maximalists
15 William Street, corner of Beaver in the Financial District
4:30pm $15, drinks included
Tickets + full details here

April 23- April 29th: Los Angeles, CA
Presented by Downtown Independent
Double feature along with Beautiful Losers
Info TBA

April 24th: Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Swap-O-Rama-Rama
presented by make\break
Info TBA