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theaestheticunion

the AESTHETIC UNION Letterpress & Design // Block printing Workshop ✌🏻 - Please support the Wildfire Relief Fund 👇🏻 http://www.theaestheticunion.com/limited-edition-prints/what-you-need-is-on-its-way-james-lewis-tucker
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@theaestheticunion

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Working on a new reduction linocut in the studio and i need your help...moon or no moon? /////
it’s amazing to have a shop where i can practice printmaking while making letterpress prints for other people’s businesses. it’s a sort of survival which i dreamt of while starting the aesthetic union and after 6 years, finally has happened to the extent i dreamt it would have. /////
so what do you say? moon or no moon? this and many other new prints will be at my opening at @theperishtrust on december 6th!
73 381 16 hours ago

@theaestheticunion

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Check our these giant debossed grid watercolor pads we made for @caseformaking 📈
they’ll be at @westcoastcraft this weekend so brave the smoke and go out there and pick a beautiful thing up to make shit. 🖤😔
this smoke is s****y but it also connects us with the devastation our neighbors are living through. please donate to any california wildfire relief fund. or follow the link and we’ll do it for you 😌🖤
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#letterpress #deboss #emboss #letterpressprinting #studio #letterpressprinting #print #reliefprint #woodcut #woodblockprint #blockprinting
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@theaestheticunion

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Processes really drew me into printmaking. i really loved how there are constraints to making the press, the printing plate, or the ink do what you want to create your vision. it was a bit of order in my chaotic life. i guess it was a bit of a control thing too, but we aren’t all perfect and over those years i learned how to let the process actually lead the design and the art we produce out of the aesthetic union. //////
how do you see process? do you like it or not like it?
9 260 3 days ago

@theaestheticunion

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What do you want to see us post about? go ahead, tell us.
i want to take a poll since we’ve been getting hit or misses with the algorithm on @instagram and i want to make sure you’re all seeing our work! so let us know!! 🙇🏻‍♂️
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pictured above: letterpress folded cards we did designed by @kyletezak . lauren is killing it these days. really fun projects. keep them coming!
11 263 4 days ago

@theaestheticunion

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We’ve donated over $160 so far to the california community foundation’s wildfire relief fund through sales of @jameslewistucker print, “what you need is on the way”. 🖤
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please support this cause to help the communities which have been devastated by the recent california wildfires. this money goes directly to the people who have lost everything. it helps them get back on their feet with temporary housing and mental well-being programs. 20% of each sale will go to this fund
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3 155 4 days ago

@theaestheticunion

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Wildfires are destroying lives all over the state. we wake up smelling and feeling the effects but we cannot imagine not just losing our belongings, but homes, community, and even loved ones to the blazes. “what you need is on the way” is a letterpress linocut by @jameslewistucker where 10% of each print sale will go to the california community foundation’s wildfire relief fund to help displaced, physical and mental health, rebuilding homes, and financial assistance due to california wildfires.
please consider purchasing this print or making a donation directly to the wildfire relief fund.
6 351 6 days ago

@theaestheticunion

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I thought living during the end times was going to much more...something. maybe a little more mad max-ish? idk. thinking about the whole thing can be overwhelming, so we just plan to rearrange back stock of paper today. i guess that’s all we can manage after this roller coaster of a f**k t**d of politics, california burning, men with guns, and oh yeah, sea level rising. kewl. .
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change starts with you. move forward daily.
18 348 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

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Foil stamped prayer candle labels for @themightyluchador ////
yo listen, running a small business is stressful but i also feel like i have a family again. they have my back and i have theirs...it’s just a pay them to stick around...so maybe it’s better than family? 🧐
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if you’re around this on the 16-18 check out @themightyluchador at @designercon he’s got some nicely designed prayer candles, vinyl figures, and comics. also he’s a good dude
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specs on these for you nerds: digitally printed on an hp indigo down the street on a coated label stock, then we brought them over here and got foil stamped the gold on them and die cut them out.
4 75 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

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Well, we sort of won last night? 😐
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that old vandercook is getting a lot of work these days. hand cranked about 1500 times in the past week or so. we can print up to 18”x24” on this. protest posters to art prints. oh yeah, it’s also the press we do a lot of workshops on. so if you’re interested hit up the website. i just put up two for november and december 🧘‍♂️
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really wish i could work this fast
14 102 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

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Copper foil stamped playing card packs for @heathceramics //////
listen, i’m really f*****g stressed about tomorrow and waking up to find our country still ran by the same people, and i was thinking of posting it about it, but you know what, this calms me. knowing that within the messed up s**t that happens everyday each one of us can make beautiful things. i don’t care if you have a press, just make shit. /////
and is you want us to make s**t for you, that’s great. hit us up
31 497 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

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Come on you dummies, f*****g vote
17 376 2 weeks ago

@theaestheticunion

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Super stoked on these letterpress posters for quip designed by @lejochum /////
running these for two days straight on the hand cranked vandercook my arm never felt more sore. registration is tight which made it fun! that texture from the black pattern is on point, and those colors! damn, i’m saving a few of these 🙌
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wanna work with us? send us an email 👹
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