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!

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