This might sound complicated but we’re happy to mention The Firecracker Press was picked to design and produce the tour poster for the soundtrack to the film, “One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur.” The film features folks like Tom Waits, Patti Smith, and Lenny Kaye among many others and documents Jack Kerouac’s time in Big Sur.
The best part, however, is that Jay Farrar (of Son Volt) and Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) teamed up to make a full length album for the film, and The Firecracker Press was commissioned
Read more... | Published: 10/21/09
A few weeks ago we were contacted by the band, Finn’s Motel, to let us know that a tour poster we’d made for them was going to be part of a television set this Fall. The show, called “Lie to Me,” stars Tim Roth and aires Monday nights on Fox. The poster hangs in two places on the set; the wall and on the back of the door of the main character’s daughter’s bedroom.
Thanks to Joe Thebeau, of Finn’s Motel, for making this happen. Keep your ears open and hope you hear one of their singles on the show!
Read more... | Published: 10/07/09
SECOND ANNUAL CHEROKEE PRINT LEAGUE HOLIDAY SALE!
No longer taking submissions
Once again, galleries & businesses on Cherokee street are teaming up to showcase artists working with printed media for the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale. The event will take place Saturday, December 5th from 10am-7pm. This indoor print-themed arts & craft sale will take place all along the street, with businesses hosting artists from all over the St. Louis area (as well as the greater midwest) whose work is print-related
Read more... | Published: 10/06/09
We’re happy to have been picked for this year’s Riverfront Times “Best Of” issue in the category of “Best New Local Art Trend”. We’re listed with several other local print studios, all using printmaking in wildly different ways. They forgot to highlight studios like Lock & Key Press, Pele Prints, Porter Toleo, and Sleepy Kitty to name a few but they’re right to recognize the wave of printing that’s taking St. Louis by the nards. Thank you RFT!
From the Riverfront Times – 2009 Best Ot St. Louis Issue
Best New Local Art Trend
Artist-run print shops
Read more... | Published: 10/01/09
Finn’s Motel and The Firecracker Press Ready for Prime-Time TV
By Annie Zaleski in News of the RFT, StL
Wednesday, Sep. 2 2009 @ 3:42PM
Received a cool note from Joe Thebeau of Finn’s Motel via Facebook a little bit ago. Seems that due to the kindness of one Heather Crist, a live show poster of FM — printed by our very own Firecracker Press — is part of the permanent set for the Fox series Lie to Me. Says Thebeau:
Our live show poster, created and produced by The Firecracker Press, has been added to the
Read more... | Published: 09/19/09