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We could spend days looking at the hundreds of faces in Brian Butler’s epic SXSW Show Drawn zine.

If Brian Butler isn’t already on your radar, here’s the deal: Brian live-draws shows, brilliantly illustrating bands and fans with his quick and precise hand. He manages to capture the feel of the crowd in collages of wacky people. Austin’s South by Southwest draws a particularly eccentric crowd, so these 29 drawings truly are some of Brian’s best.

The zine’s cover is a two-color screenprint on gray French Paper, and the 16 inner pages are high quality digital laser prints. The folded zine measures 9×5.75″.

Bands featured in the zine include Little Dragon, Dirty Fences, The Shrine, Power Trip, DJ Shadow, DJ Sober, Trash Talk, Cerebral Ballzy, Donovan Wolfington, Mozes and the Firstborn, Liquor Store, Cherry Glazerr, Machine Drum, Bent Shapes, Black Lips and more!

The first 25 zines come with a miniature print and three pins featuring images from Brian’s sketchbook—perfect for the pocket of your jean jacket.

Open Edition

Want to make a print of your own? 
Friday’s daytime programming includes a skillshare of some of our favorite screen printing techniques! We’ll have a TON of laser cut stencils from our sponsor Danger!Awesome that you’ll be able to layer to create awesome screen prints to take home with you, and you’ll also be able to try your hand at our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THING—rubylith, with tools sponsored by Artist & Craftsman Supply. Watch the video to see our own Helen Popinchalk making a rubylith monkey and a print from her CMYK Animal Stories series!

Trifecta: Year One is a FREE four-day arts and culture event from May 22-25th in Boston at Fourth Wall Project (132 Brookline Avenue). For more information and to RSVP, check out our facebook page.

The first night of our (free and open to the public) Trifecta: Year One event stars the immense talents of Nick Z, Matthew Zaremba and Cyrille Conan as they paint our performance stage. We love the work of all three of these artists—Nick’s vibrant, youthful dazes of color and form; Matt’s sharp lines and sharper commentary; Cyrille’s bold compositions, primary palette and geometric elements… We think these guys are incredible and we can’t wait to see what they come up with! Their live-painting event will take place the night of May 22nd at Fourth Wall Project. AntiDesigns will be live printing shirts of their designs, made to order! There will be music, tons of seltzer, FREE BEER and lots of great art to look at, so you should stop on by!

Happy 4/20 from Trifecta Editions

From now until Monday we’re offering this new print, Happy 4/20! for only $20, with free shipping and special surprise extras. Don’t miss out, there are only 42(.0) available.

HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!

GET YOUR HOT DOGS HERE!

This big, bold, four-color screen print is a collaboration between Trifecta and Cyrille Conan and was inspired by the graphic pop style of Roy Lichtenstein. 

We are pleased to announce Llew Mejia’s print release with Trifecta Editions!

Bat in Guano Ball and Bat Harem are both screenprinted on 140lb White French Speckletone and glow in the dark. They are available separately for $55 and together as a set for $90.


We are so excited to release Llew Mejia’s bat prints for the first day of spring! We had to get creative for the “signing” of these two editions — Llew lives in Minneapolis and we’re in Boston. Shipping them back in forth would have been cost-prohibitive. Instead, we invited Llew to send us his studio mark so we could make it into a laser-cut rubber stamp. Then, we stamp-embossed each print with his “signature” and the edition number. Stamp embossing (or watermarking) is easy! You just use a clear stamp pad and sprinkle a special embossing powder over the impression. After removing the excess dust, you use a special heat gun to melt the powder… Et voila! You’re left with a subtle mark on the paper.

Llew’s prints are available on Trifecta. They ship with a certificate of authenticity that HAS made the trip to Minneapolis and back to be signed by Llew himself.

The more we learn about bats in preparation for our Llew Mejia release, the more fascinated we are. I want one as a pet, even though I know I shouldn’t, because of conservation. But I’m just saying… I want a pet bat. Hypothetically.

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Here are some truly incredible facts about Chiroptera (BATS):

 • Bats are the only mammal that can sustain flight. Some squirrels, lemurs and even primates can exhibit gliding or parachuting, but bats are the only mammal that has evolved, powerful flight. 

  Bats have lived in almost every habitat on earth. 

  The smallest mammal on earth is a bat! The Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat, also known as the bumblebee bat, weighs about as much as a dime and has a wingspan of just a few inches. I hesitate to say it, because it’s a bit cliche to say this about little things.. but… cute! Cute tiny bats!

  The largest species of bat is the Giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan can reach up to six feet! The closest thing to a gargoyle you can get.

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  The Little Brown Bat can eat as many as 1,200 mosquitos in 1 night. As we head into bug season again, this really sells me on the idea of a pet bat.

  Some bats can live for as long as 30 years. That’s longer than your average cat, dog or horse. 

  While only a few species of bats sustain life by consuming blood, they don’t suck it. They lick or lap at it. 

  70% of bat species prefer insects however. The other diets enjoyed by bat species include fruit, nectar, small mammals, birds, lizards, frogs and even fish!

  A quarter of known mammal species are bats.

  Sadly, many species of bat have gone extinct, and many more are endangered or vulnerable to becoming so. The main reasons are loss of habitat, but the rise in the use of insecticide (which eliminates large amount of food) also plays a factor. Bats are also vulnerable to disease. 5.7 to 6.7 million bats in North America have died due to White Nose syndrome, a fungus that affects hibernating bats.

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Be nice to bats.   

Can you believe Spring is only a few days away?!
We’re preparing a set of incredible GLOW-IN-THE-DARK releases to celebrate—featuring the art of Llew Mejia, an illustrator and textile designer whose art we’ve been drooling over since we found him on Instagram last year. Check out his links below and get even more psyched for the coming of Spring.
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Did you know the study of bats is called Chiropterology? 
It’s a fun word to say.

Can you believe Spring is only a few days away?!

We’re preparing a set of incredible GLOW-IN-THE-DARK releases to celebrate—featuring the art of Llew Mejia, an illustrator and textile designer whose art we’ve been drooling over since we found him on Instagram last year. Check out his links below and get even more psyched for the coming of Spring.

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Instagram

Twitter

Behance

Did you know the study of bats is called Chiropterology

It’s a fun word to say.

Hey!

We’re running a giveaway contest on our facebook page—and all you have to do is like us! Go there, like our page, like the contest post and you’ll be entered to win a surprise package, including an unreleased screen print!