September 28, 2013

Ink+Smog Editions is coming to the Bay Area!!!!!

We're very excited to announce that we're coming to the Bay Area! We'll be setting up shop at the very first West Coast Craft show at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on November 16+17. We'll be launching some brand new Bay Area designs as well as offering our 2013 Holiday collection. We're still in production, but we'll be listing everything in the shop soon. Take a look at some of the photos we've been sharing on Instagram!
And don't forget we'll be sharing a booth with our friends Robert and Marie from Lustered Walnut at the Artisanal LA Fall 2013 show at the LA Mart in DTLA on October 12+13!

We'll also be announcing some pretty amazing new projects in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. In the meantime, don't forget to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Tumblr to see what we're up to! 

Hope you're having a good Fall so far!

September 27, 2013

new stockist: Vintage Galeria on Olvera Street

We're happy to announce another Los Angeles area stockist! Vintage Galeria, one of the gift shops located on Olvera Street is now offering a selection of Ink+Smog Editions prints, cards and gift tags. If you're in the area, go take a look at the lovely hand-crafted items they sell, they're located right next to the performance area.

September 25, 2013

new stockist: Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

We're very excited to announce that Pygmy Hippo Shoppe in the Fairfax District is now carrying Ink+Smog Editions letterpress Ice Cream cards. We're nearly all sold out for the season so hurry on over if you're still hankering for some summer treats , it's hard to believe that fall is already here!

We fell in love with this teeny tiny gift store the second we walked through the door a few weeks ago. Shoppe owner Emi has a beautifully curated selection of gifts, cards, zines and prints. If you're in the neighborhood, you should drop in and take a look, it's kind of amazing how many tantalizing goodies can fit into a 100 square foot shop!

September 18, 2013

save the date for Ink+Smog at Artisanal LA in October!

We're very happy to announce that we'll be taking part in the Artisanal LA Fall 2013 show at the LA Mart in downtown LA! We're really excited because we went to the very first Artisanal LA show not long after we arrived in LA, it was one of our first real outings after getting settled in the city. It kind of feels like we're coming full circle now that we'll be participating as vendors!
Our very own Rosemary Dardick is quoted on the Artisanal LA website (ignore the typo please!)
We're also really excited to be sharing a booth with our very good friends from grad school Marie and Robert of PM&T. They will be representing their product line Lustered Walnut. We have completely fallen for their clay and wood pieces. We are particularly coveting their Hot Mug

Lustered Walnut for PM&T, our friends Marie Perrin-McGraw and Robert Turek
You might also remember that Robert built our neon sign inspired greeting card displays that got lots of oohs and ahhs at UniqueLA, Renegade and Eastside Handmade this summer. 

We're working on some other pretty big projects right now that we can't wait to share with you so stay tuned!

Looking forward to fall!

September 14, 2013

looking back on this summer

L-R:Our drying rack full of Silverlake neighborhood postcards, carving Santa Monica Radiator Works, ink for our letterpress Greetings cards in pool blue
We're really gearing up for Fall and Winter over here, even though it's still warm and sunny short wearing weather here in L.A. And as we work on our holiday collection we can't help but think back about the amazing and busy summer we've had!

L-R: Robin hanging out at Kelly Paper, packaging our Westside LA Postcards, photo shoot for our 2013 f/w Look Book
This summer, we launched a number of new items and relaunched some old favorites! We expanded our neighborhood postcards, added Some City Birds and Some More City Birds to our note card sets and began offering limited editioned prints like our Cinerama Dome, Norm's Santa Monica and Sun-Lake Drugs. This meant a lot of time at Kelly Paper in Hollywood and even more time printing in the studio!

Eastside Handmade hosted by Shopclass in Highland Park in August
We also participated in a number of craft shows this summer, including our very first Unique LA and Renegade shows. And, wrapped up the season at one of our favorite local pop-up shops, Eastside Handmade in Highland Park. We were so happy to take part in the summer version of this show, we had such a great time hanging out with our neighbors Hello Neighbor (participating in her very first show!) and our real life neighbors at Love&Arrow.

Finally a day at the beach in Malibu. It was sooo hot, even on the Westside!
We also had some splendid visits from old friends and family, and actually managed to make it to the beach during our latest heat wave! 

Summer sunset in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
It's been a delightful summer, full of ups and downs! Summer of 2013 you've been grand, we're kind of sad to see you slowly fade away, but we're also excited as we turn towards a busy and promising fall and winter!

Hope you've had a great summer too!

September 11, 2013

new stockist: BKB Ceramics in Joshua Tree

Upper L-R: Succulent note cards, now carried by BKB Ceramics, image from our 2013 f/w Look Book
Lower L-R: BKB Ceramics, our succulent note cards on display at BKB Ceramics (both images BKB Ceramics' Instagram feed)
We're really happy to share Ink+Smog Editions' first Joshua Tree stockist, BKB Ceramics! They're a lovely little shop that concentrates on pure, sustainable, conscious, handcrafted design. They'll be reopening on September 14th for Second Saturday with a newly expanded shop and studio.

BKB Ceramics is now carrying Ink+Smog Editions Succulent note cards, so next time you're in Joshua Tree, stop by and see them in person!