threw out some old ink today
TOURIST #1 has sold out!!!! Thanks to everyone who bought a copy!
Can a local live like a tourist? TOURIST looks past the surface of Panama City Beach and tries to find the attraction in the mundane. 16 B/W pages of drawings, photos, and comics.
TOURIST ISSUE No. 1 - 8.5 x 5.5” hand-made zine
Two color cover on French Paper relic gold + the blue ink glows in the dark!
$5 ADD TO CART SOLD OUT!!
We printed the cover for my new zine today! I’m incredibly excited for this project - I’ve been working on it for months and I absolutely cannot wait until it’s ready to go! More details soon!
This big funky castle is just begging for some meddling kids and their talking dog to come nosing around. We made these twin prints for Halloween 2011 but they’ll look just as good on your wall this year, too!
Spooky Dooky Castle - 12.5 x 19”
Two colors on French Paper charcoal brown.
$25 for a pair ADD TO CART
Friends of the Institute is now Spirit Guides Print Co. !
It’s been over three years since we first started Friends of the Institute. It was originally run by four friends, using a six-color press in the corner of a car shop to print T-shirts for local jobs around town. We did a couple print runs before realizing that we were in over our heads (T-shirts are really expensive!), and pretty soon the other two guys left and we sold off the press. We relocated the remaining equipment to Chris’ living room and started focusing on just printing posters and flyers.
Since that time, we’ve steadily honed our skills on various different jobs and personal projects and now our techniques and workflows are stronger and better than ever. We’ve learned a lot about printing but also a lot about running a small business. We’re an entirely different animal than we were three years ago and it’s time we changed our name to reflect that. Not to mention “Friends of the Institute” didn’t really lend itself to catchy web addresses or acronyms, nor did it make for easy typography work (we managed to cut 3 letters, woo!).
To mark the occassion, we’ve overhauled our website and added a brand new webshop! Please update your bookmarks to spiritguidesprintco.tumblr.com
We know we’ve kind of neglected keeping up our web presence lately, but we’ve been hard at work in the meantime, and we promise you’ll see lots of neat projects here in the coming months.
- Dan and Chris
An unused poster design from earlier this summer. I was playing with transparency, trying to see how far I could stretch three colors. It’s a real shame we never got to print this one, it was so much fun to draw!
WE GOT A FLAT FILE!!!!
(THANKS, NWF DAILY NEWS)
Our good friend Aaron Deyoe asked us to print this design for him to exhibit at the Meow Meow, LOL show at Anthem Heart in Minneapolis.
These are 25x19” on French Paper’s “Banana Split” yellow and really pop! We usually print a little smaller than this, but we may be working at this size from now on because these big prints look great.