I’m feeling particularly happy and excited today to announce the first unveiling of Future Primitive, my line of rubber stamps. It’s going to be held at Ctrl + Art + Create on Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m at the Heights Theater. I’ll have prêt-à-porter stamps for teachers and people who like to use stamps on their paper ephemera, as well as custom address stamps, bookplates and more that you can order to be delivered in time for your holiday greetings. I’m really excited to do something new and I will be there recovering from Erin + Blake’s wedding which is the night before, so bring me extra coffee! I ‘ve included a preview, but I don’t want to show off too many because most of my prototypes are also gifts for my friends and family, that would kind of give away the surprise – one below easily gives it away, but oh well!
Soon I’ll have the etsy shop up and running, then you’ll be able to see ‘em all if you can’t make it. EDIT 11/15: The shop is live! View the rubber stamps that are currently available and let me know if you’re interested in a custom order.
FUTURE PRIMITIVE — wood-handled rubber stamps made by Jessica Define
For the past couple years I’ve primarily designed for the web, and that type of work sort of exists in this alternative universe where nothing is real – it’s not the tactile, primitive sort of design that’s been passed down from one generation to another. I felt like I needed to do something with my hands – something that would restore that sense of historical relevance to the things I design. Future Primitive is a line of rubber stamps that I’ve created to use as stationery, address labels, bookplates, decoration, and as notifications that just make you feel good to use and see. Many are designed to be customized and some I’m planning to offer in little bundles, I hope to see you there!
You should also come to check out Workhorse Printmakers, the letterpress company that printed our wedding invitations who will have their goods for sale and will be doing a make-your-own letterpress poster. I saw that artist Lisa Chow is also going to be there, I’m excited to see her work – I recently met her at my yoga stuido: Joy.
I hope to see you there!
CTRL + ART + CREATE
Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m
339 W. 19th St.
Houston, Texas 77008