Sunday, November 28, 2010


Here are images of the first BIRDBRAIN apparel, worn by the creators.
'Beulah's Beauties' worn by Max, printed on a reclaimed pink v-neck.

'This Cat is a Momma's Boy' worn by Laura, misregistered on an undershirt

EXCITING! Stay tuned for more from BIRDBRAIN.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


We here at BIRDBRAIN were invited to participate in SALTGRASS PRINTMAKERS annual fundraiser. This year, they're doing Tibetan prayer flags, screenprinted with designs from a ton of local artists.

BIRDBRAIN has used this event as an excuse to finally set up our screenprinting studio! Our office and studio space is less than 100 sq. feet (it's our living room) and has to serve a lot of purposes. We're always having to find new and creative ways to be economical with our space, and we're pretty proud of our screenprinting studio solutions.

Here are some photos of the set up, and our freshly printed prayer flags!

Our designs for the Tibetan prayer flags

Laura at the screenprinting table (her drafting table)

Max's turn, placing a prayer flag beneath the screen

We installed a zig-zagging print drying clothesline on the ceiling of our studio/living room. Here is a victory shot of our flags, hung out to dry.


With the success of our screenprinting set up, we're finally ready to start printing clothing! Here's Laura's prayer flag design on a T-Shirt.

This cat is a Momma's Boy!

Check out Max and Laura's blogs for images of our individual designs, and stay tuned for more from BIRDBRAIN PRESS!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BIRDBRAIN press interviewed!

BIRDBRAIN press has been interviewed. Gavin Sheehan from Gavin's Underground and the Salt Lake City Weekly wrote a wonderful article on us. It has been very well received.

You can view it here:

Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Since our last post, a lot has been happening at BIRDBRAIN press. We had a table at the 2nd Annual Craft Lake City, where we debuted issues #2 & 3 of BIRDBRAIN COLLECTIVE. The reception has been fantastic!

Before we get into that, one last note on the highly successful 2010 Alternative Press Festival, where BIRDBRAIN press made it's official debut. We were tapped by Ryan Perkins, founder of BIG FUN SLC, to provide 2 of the 6 poster designs used to promote the Alternative Press Festival this year.

Our poster designs for the Alternative Press Festival

Check out the Alternative Press Collection blog to see the other designs, provided by Ryan Perkins, Claire Taylor, Whitney Shaw, and Valerie Jar.

Craft Lake City was great this year! Tons of crafts and a really great turnout. BIRDBRAIN press debuted the new BIRDBRAIN Collective issues, and we've got photos right here.
Front and back covers of BBC#2: Dreams

The 2nd issue of BBC was on the theme of dreams. It features original art from the BIRDBRAIN duo, as well as featured artists Nick Potter, Alex Pratt, Hayley Heaton, Lindsay Decker, and Emily Moroz.
Alex Pratt's carnivorous dream, BBC#2

Emily Moroz for BBC#2

Hayley Heaton (left) and Nick Potter (right) for BBC#2

Next, we've got BIRDBRAIN Collective #3! This one we are especially excited about. The theme is recycling, and in keeping with that theme, we made the zine from entirely recycled materials. The covers are made of cereal boxes, and each page is printed on the blank side of reclaimed copy paper.
BBC#3 features work from our own Laura Decker, as well as Nick Potter, Emily Moroz, and a collaborative piece from John Dermot Woods and Guy Brookshire, titled Mr. Barefoot & The Right Rev. Broad.
Laura Decker's "Reused Toys" for BBC#3

John Dermot Woods & Guy Brookshire for BBC#3

"Charles' Pleasure Palace" for BBC#3

BIRDBRAIN Collective #4 is next up, and we'll be calling for submissions soon. Premiering alongside it will be a bunch of new prints and 8 folds we've been working on. Keep your eye out for previews, updates, images and news on the BIRDBRAIN blog!