jason sturgill: peace, love, rock&roll, misunderstanding

The latest stamp in our artist series — Artistamp No. 7 — is by Jason Sturgill, an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. 

His stamp sheet builds on a series of three hand characters (peace, love, rock & roll) released as enamel pins. The artistamp introduces two new characters collectively titled “misunderstanding.”

Our poster stamps are printed on lickable, gummed paper and pinhole perforated by hand on our vintage machines. Each is signed and numbered by the artist. 

The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Portland Stamp Company and invited designers, artists, and writers who create original poster stamp designs

The stamps are available for purchase at buyolympia.

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Voter Power

Democracy works best when people participate

Do your civic duty. Exercise your right to vote.

Voting requirements are different in each state. Quickly register, get an absentee ballot, and check your state requirements at Vote.org or use the federal website, both contain direct links to all states.

Oregon voters: Have you moved? Have you changed your name? You need to re-register — Deadline is 10/16. Update here.

Mail your ballot by Oct 27 or drop off by 8pm Nov 6. Find a dropbox location.

 

View our Oregon endorsements here: www.plazm.com/vote

 

This public service message brought to you by your fellow citizens at PLAZM

Photography: Sumaya Agha
Make up: Amelia Rasmussen
Soundtrack: E-Rock

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Bend or Bust!

bend or bust design roadtrip

We’ve been helping put this fun thing together — a 4-day design road trip curated by Civilization and FISK to take Seattle and Portland designers to Bend, Oregon for Bend Design and back.

Meals / lodging / transportation / shuttle bus / workshops / 3 days of tickets to Bend Design included.

The road trip will include stops in Seattle and Portland with design-related events and conversations. Full itinerary & tickets available at benddesign.org.

Limited capacity available — get on the bus.

The conference itself is quite an exceptional opportunity. You can read an interview with me on the Bend Design blog talking about why I think this event is unique.

Come fail with us

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Walker Cahall artistamp No. 6

ArtistampsOur first six artist stamps are pictured above — from left to right, Ed Fella, Allan Bealy, Mia Nolting, Kentaro Okawara, Sally Wassink, and Walker Cahall. 

The Fella stamps are sold out, all others remain available. The poster stamps are printed on lickable, gummed paper and pinhole perforated by hand on our vintage machines. Each is signed and numbered by the artist.

Artistamp No. 6 is by artist Walker Cahall, an illustrator, designer, maker, teacher, and worldly thinker based in Portland, Oregon. He illustrated and silkscreened them too! Read an interview with Walter and purchase a stamp on The Portland Stamp Company website

The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Portland Stamp Company and invited designers, artists, and writers who create original poster stamp designs.

Walker Cahall artistamp

 

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Citizen Designers: Conversation with Civilization, Visible, FISK, and PLAZM

Please join us in Portland for a conversation exploring the role of design in igniting positive cultural change in our society, featuring participants from the upcoming program at Bend Design:

Plus, mingle with some of our local favorites who will be speaking at Bend Design this October 25, 26 + 27, including Jeff Kovel from SkyLab, Kim Kovel from Nike, John Demsey from W+K, and Lynette Xanders from Wild Alchemy.

Free event, limited seating. Reserve here.

Tue, August 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Nemo Design
1875 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97214

Beer generously provided by Fort George Brewery.

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Ann Hamilton Habitus

Habitus, a new Ann Hamilton project is part of Converge 45 this summer. The scale and depth of this work is quite exceptional. Make a point to visit. It’s not often something like this will happen in Portland. To get a real time sense of the experience, take a look at the OnCreativity interview we did with Ann at her New York Armory installation Event of a Thread. 


“To recognize the possibilities within something is key.”
—Ann Hamilton 

For this remarkable installation Hamilton reimagines habitus, her critically acclaimed large-scale artwork for the location of Portland, Oregon. The artist designed twelve immense, cylindrical curtains intended for public engagement and activation in the outdoor pavilion at Centennial Mills, along the Northwest edge of the Willamette River. habitus was originally commissioned by The Fabric Workshop and Museum for the changing waterfront at Philadelphia’s Pier 9 in 2016. For this installation, the artist considers Portland’s past and present, addressing themes surrounding human connectivity and a sense of belonging.

You can participate in advance here by sharing literature responses to word prompts of “home”, “sanctuary” and “dwelling.” https://buff.ly/2mxutXY 

Centennial Mills Pavilion
1362 NW Naito Parkway (at NW 9th Avenue)

Free and open to the public
Fridays – Sundays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
August 10 – September 16

 

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tear up this wall

New Portland Stamp Company poster stamps by artist and designer Bráulio Amado — these are in response to the current administration’s efforts to criminalize and dehumanize immigrants.

All proceeds benefit CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project: caraprobono.org an organization providing legal services to families on the border.

Purchase stamps for $5 from Buy Olympia — to increase your donation, simply buy more than one stamp!

 

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Limited edition artistamps 1, 2, 3, & 4

Our first four artistamps are now available. All are in a signed limited edition of 100. From left to right:

No. 1 by Ed Fella. Less than five of these remain.

No. 2 by Brooklyn-based Canadian collage artist Allan Bealy. Each sheet in the limited edition of 100 is individually rubber-stamped and signed by Allan.

No. 3. by art director and illustrator Mia Nolting is a letterpress + digital combo.

No. 4 is by Japanese artist and illustrator Kentaro Okawara.

The Artist Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Portland Stamp Company and invited designers, artists, and writers who create original poster stamp designs.

View in more detail and read interviews with each artist on the making of their stamp on The Portland Stamp Company website. You can also order from there or purchase at buyolympia.com.

 

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Volume

So pleased to be included in this great new survey at Civilization’s Non-Breaking Space gallery in Seattle.

Along with Plazm you will find magazines art directed or created by Herb Lubalin, General Idea, Tibor Kalman, Shaz Madani, Clay Hickson, Liana Jegers, and countless contributors.

A cool thing about this show is that you can actually page through the magazines using white gloves.

Volume opens with a toast this Thursday July 12th from 6-8pm in Seattle and remains on view through August 29th.

The survey includes Eros, Fact, Avant Garde, FILE, Colors MagazinePLAZMRiposte Magazine, The Smudge.

On View
July 12 – August 29, 2018

Address
532 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

www.non-breaking.space

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Ed Fella: Some Odds to No End(s)

Our pal Ed Fella‘s show is opening at FISK Gallery, on lucky Friday the 13th. We’ve had so many fun collaborations with Ed over the years. Your attendance is highly recommended. A rare treat for PDX …

There is an opening reception at 7pm — details here: http://fiskgallery.com/

For the opening our Portland Stamp Company made 50 commemorative stamps. They are available at the gallery only, $10. First come, first served.

Just for fun, here are a few of the things Ed has done for Plazm magazine over the years.

Cover, Plazm #17, 1998. Wait that was 20 years ago?

His first contribution was back in 1997 in Plazm issue 16. We did a 32-page newsprint coloring book that was inserted into each issue of the magazine. There were 30 great contributors in the coloring book alone! Ed Fella did the page shown here.

Speaking of 30, here’s a lovely Plazm 30 for our thirtieth issue.

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