Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pile of Craft......This Weekend!!

Haven't heard?  The Charm City Craft Mafia has been very busy behind the scenes and we have a new website, and blog!  Follow us here

And....we hope you'll join us for Pile of Craft this Saturday at St. John's Church in Charles Village.  P.S.  We would love it if you invited a friend or two.  Help us spread the word by joining (and sharing!) our FB event

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Image from Post Typography

Once you've hit up MICA Art Market this weekend, get ye back to the ATM, because you're not gonna wanna miss the epic Print & Poster sale at POST TYPOGRAPHY this Saturday! Baltimore's favorite Design Duo (now more of a 5-some, actually) are opening their studio for One-Day-Only (Saturday, December 8 from 12am-5pm). The sale will feature limited edition prints, posters and artwork from PT's past 10 years. Give an affordable Hanukkah/Christmas present to your walls while helping reclaim space in some flat files!

If you missed co-head's Bruce Willen & Nolan Strahls'OSAYCANYOUSEE exhibition at the WindUp Space last month, now’s your chance to take home artwork from the show or to score a rare Post Typography-designed poster—some of which have never been available for sale in Baltimore.

Prints available will include: complete OSAYCANYOUSEE editions, Dan Deacon tour posters, Built to Spill, Double Dagger, Alien, Groundhog Day, Godspeedyoublackemperor! and more! Prints are available for as little as $10. WHAT!!!!????

Best of all, this sale benefits a worthy cause. Most of the purchase price of each piece of artwork will be donated to WFMU’s Hurricane Sandy recovery fund. New Jersey-based WFMU (the planet’s best freeform, listener-supported radio station) sustained serious damage from the hurricane, and Post Typography wants to help keep them on the air.

Seriously. Are you not camped out in line yet? Just be there!

Visit the Post Typography studio at 3 W 23rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 on Saturday, December 8 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Come early! Some prints will have limited quantities available—first come, first served (Copies cannot be reserved until paid for).

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This Week: MICA Art Market!

Cards by Monica Stroter
Bow tie by Rachel Beckman

The Maryland Institute College of Art's ART MARKET opens this week! Over 275 MICA students, faculty, alumni, and staff will be represented, including our very own Sugar Paperie, A Fiber Circus, and Bowerbox Press. Be sure to stop in for hundreds of wonderful art-themed gifts, including: illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, wrapping paper, and much more!

Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Saturday, Dec. 8
10AM-6PM each day
Brown Center (Iceberg on Mt. Royal Ave.)
1301 W. Mount Royal Avenue

Print by Val Lucas

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thank you to Chop Shop!

Charm City Craft Mafia sends a big thank you to our sponsor Chop Shop!

A one-stop shop for all your hair, skin, and body needs! Ream more about Chop Shop here, or visit them in Hamilton!

Thank you to Clementine!

                           Charm City Craft Mafia sends a big thank you to our sponsor Clementine!

Dine at Clementine and enjoy locally grown veggies and local, responsibly sourced meats.  The menu changes daily! Read more about Clementine here or visit them in Hamilton! 

Holiday Heap Vendor Spotlight: Tasha McKelvey

Get to know Holiday Heap vendor Tasha McKelvey:

What is your favorite holiday tradition? 
Having a big yummy dinner with the whole family.

What do you have new for Holiday Heap?
Whiskey Jugs & Santa Ornaments (they are the cousins of my gnome ornaments).

What do enjoy most about the holidays in Baltimore?
Coming up for Holiday Heap, getting to spend time with all my Baltimore friends and sampling some amazing Baltimore restaurants all in one weekend.

What is your favorite holiday cookie?
Gingerbread (the soft kind, not the hard kind)

Holiday Heap Vendor Spotlight: Open Eyes Press

Learn a little bit about Holiday Heap vendor Open Eyes Press:

What is your favorite holiday tradition? 
Definitely decorating the house. I love putting up the Christmas tree, and displaying cards I get from family and friends on the mantle. It definitely makes me feel closer to all the people I don't see very often during the year.
What do you have new for Holiday Heap?
I have screen printed pillows this year! I've been wanting to do these for awhile, and finally got them printed in time for the holidays.  They're made from linen and organic cotton/hemp fabrics, so they're really soft and durable. All the prints are my original designs, so you won't find them anywhere else.

What do enjoy most about the holidays in Baltimore?
The general excitement in the air, and shopping for gifts for friends and family (at indie craft venues like Holiday Heap, of course!).