Published September 1, 2011
2011 , design , screen prints , zines
Tags: fest, jim, michael, sf, wertz, winters, zine
Jim Winters and I will be sharing table space for the 10th annual Zine Fest in San Francisco.
September 3 + 4, 2011
11am – 6pm
San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way
in Golden Gate Park
We’ll be selling screen prints and zines as well as our latest collaborative effort, Queen for Two Weeks. There will also be a special appearance (and signing) by our imaginary office assistant, Ondine LaBoeuf. We’ll be sitting right next to the talented and lovely Superdilettante.
Come say hi!
Published July 20, 2011
2011 , design , illustration , stamps , summer , wertz
Tags: hostelling, illustration, international, michael, passport, wertz
recently designer Pete Friedrich from Charette Communication Design and I had a brain bubble: wouldn’t it be cool if we created a Passport and a set of Illustrated Stamps so that when one travelled from Hostel to Hostel (along the West Coast) one could collect the stamps in one’s very own passport? With enough stamps (and a few blisters – that’s a long hike), one is eligible for a t-shirt.
Yes, this would be cool. And, if I do say so, they are. Very cool. Here’s the stamps I created. And here’s a bit about the campaign on the Hostelling site.
… and here’s the Passport cover.
Neet, huh? This was a super fun job.
Published June 7, 2011
2011 , art , design , illustration , wertz
Tags: bag, bags, design, dog, illustration, michael, rickshaw, wertz
check it out. This is a bag design for the rickshaw bag company, which is located in the historic Dogpatch district of San Francisco.
This is why I was up until 2:30 in the morning yesterday and why I can’t spell properly today. It’s totally worth it. I’ll let you know when these are available for purchase!
Published May 4, 2011
2011 , art , crafty , design , gifts , illustration , wertz
Tags: aineb, design, illustration, karie, michaqel, ox, pillow, wertz
look what my friend Karie sent me! It’s a silkscreened pillow cover based on this image. We spent a day silkscreening the ox image onto different fabrics, and then Karie did the rest! The back of the pillow is a lovely dark blue velvet. It’s beautifully constructed and sewn. Neet, huh?
Published December 8, 2009
2009 , book arts , design , gifts , holiday , printmaking , screen prints
Tags: 2009, camper van beethoven, christmas, cracker, gifts, holiday, illustration, printmaking, shop, silkscreen, wertz
if you’re seeing the snow falling on your screen, you’re in the right place. happy holidays!
the poster i did for the camper and cracker kids are up in the shop for your shopping pleasures. in fact, the shop is just brimming with poster-y (and book-y) holiday goodies.
if you’re interested in a poster for xmas, make sure you get your order to me by the 16th of december at the latest, else the poster won’t arrive on time! i can’t guarantee any orders made after the 16th will get to you, and i don’t want to see any moist eyes on christmas when the kids realize that santa didn’t bring them the two-headed praying mantis print or the zoodiac zodiac book they asked for. they’ve been good kids! even though they gave the cat a haircut and dressed it in a diaper, they’re still good kids. and you! treat yourself! brighten up that cubicle with something made with love by hand.
so click on over to the wertzateria shop for some hand-made home-made goodness. just be sure you do it by the 16th.
Published August 17, 2009
design , illustration
Tags: 2009, acid, camper van beethoven, campout, cowboys, cracker, illustration, pioneertown, screenprint, wertz
Yee-HAW! See you in the desert? xm
Published January 8, 2009
art , climate crisis , crafty , design , inspiration , travel
Tags: antarctica, art, bartalos, book, design, illustration
My friend and amazing artist Michael Bartalos is taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime art project in Antarctica. Have a look see.
From the site: “Greetings and welcome to The Long View Project blog. My name is Michael Bartalos and I’m pleased to be designated the Academy’s first Affiliated Artist. I’ll soon be on my way to Antarctica on an exciting project at the crossroads of art and science, and you’re invited to follow along.
My ultimate objective is to create a very long piece of sculptural artwork using recycled materials from polar research facilities in order to raise international awareness of resource conservation and eco-preservation practices in Antarctica, and by extension, to promote and inspire sustainability worldwide. In the process, I expect to learn a whole lot about environmental issues, scientists’ lives on the ice, the history of polar exploration, and creativity’s role on the southern continent.”