Nothing like a little neon ink to brighten up a grey day…
Well well well, things have been cooking here in the Klondike, even though the days are growing shorter as we speak. We’re certain all these rays have something to do with how stellar we’ve been feeling!
We learned this week that we were one of Flare Magazine Online’s Top 7 Picks for the Spring One of a Kind Show, then we also learned we were invited back to the One Of a Kind Christmas Show in November 2012 and have been awarded a New Artisan Scholarship!
Exciting news like this is timely considering we’ve been in a Design and Printing frenzy in preparation for Music fest and in response to a wonderful deluge of Dawsonites who want t-shirts (Hotels, Slow Pitch Teams, the Humane Society- we’ll do it all!)
Thanks so much to Flare, the wonderful folks at CBC Radio North for all the support and coverage (I can’t believe Rian didn’t scare Dave White off the first time…), and all of Dawson for making us feel so, well, D-Awesome.
Check out Aubyn’s Chat with Dave White here.
And the Flare OOAK Spring Picks right here.
Don’t just lay around this summer! Take a course with the Klondike Drawing Company!
We’ll be in Whitehorse, YT August 20th-24th presenting "Illustration and Beyond: Silkscreening Camp" With Cass Collins. For more information, and to register, visit: http://www.artsunderground.ca and check out “workshops”.
We’re also going to be presenting some workshops here in Dawson, and will let you know the when/how/where as soon as we do.
And those of you further afield, we’d love to come visit you, if you’re interested in hosting a workshop, ask! We entertain all ideas, its part of what makes our heads so crowded.
In April the Klondike Drawing Company took on our largest contract yet- print 260 tshirts for Robert Service School’s Leadership day. This was in the days before studio, meaning we printed outdoors with a watchful eye on torrentfull clouds circling around Dawson. When we finished the shirts, after our heat press blew a fuse, after we enlisted a small army of friends and RSS staff with irons, and after we took a well deserved nacho break in the sun, we headed over to Leadership Day and worked on a mural with the kids.
What a blast! It was exciting enough to see 200+ people, teachers, staff and kids, wearing our handprinted shirts with a rad design by KDCo’s Aubyn, BUT they liked them! They really liked them! Some kids liked the orange logos of the event’s sponsors (Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation, Klondike Restorative Justice, and Robert Service School) so much they wore their shirts backwards. There were even reports of some cool dudes who took scissors to their shirts and added some personal touches. You kids are too awesome, we’d print shirts for you anyday. In fact we’re designing some tween and whippersnapper sized goods right now. They’ll be for sale at the Dawson City Music Festival (who has just released more of their lineup for this summer, check it ouuut).
Thanks again to RSS, TH and KRJ for including us in their event. We had a great ride on the leader”ship” and hope that someday some of those kids might be designing their own shirts.
Our job for the Berton House Writer’s retreat Annual Gala, has been signed, packaged and mailed! This is the first job we’ve done in our new studio, which is spectacularly more advanced than our last studio. Reason #1 being, our print carousel fits INSIDE.
Congrats BHWR, thanks for working with us. Have a great Gala, June 5th for those of you in TO, you get your very most gussied. The Klondike Drawing Company recommends pairing your finest tiara with one of these limited edition hand printed shirts.
Hey again Dawson, while you’re making weekend plans why not stop by Bombay Peggy’s on Saturday night and check out our dear old friends Three Chords and the Truth? It’s the final show of a three month tour, and we’re sure they’ve got some stories.
Poster designed by the KDCo!
Working on designs for the Berton House Writer’s Retreat Fundraising Gala (Fancy!) in the big smoke(TO)!
Its sunny in the Klondike, soon seedlings will be leaving their warm little window sills, shoulders are bared all over town, toes are wiggling in the rays, and all the restaurants are officially open for the season.
Vitamin D, two dogs at the shop, sundress and grapefruit juice, drawing on the studio porch: life’s pretty great.