I just learned about this event from a friend who were kind enough to spread the word. I love event posters. I love printed things. Screen printing, digital printing, woodcut printing. I have long been wanting to start a series of blog posts about events with beautiful posters.
Paul’s Print Store is having a grand opening in Lawrenceville on Friday. The Paul of Paul’s Print Store is Paul Roden, one half of the duo that founded Tugboat Printshop. Tugboat Printshop makes hand carved woodcut prints. You may have seen their work hanging around Pittsburgh, or some of the posters they have created for events in Pittsburgh (here is one we wrote about in 2010) or possibly Washington, DC. (The photos on the internet and Instagram do not do their work justice, their work must be seen in person).
“Homestead” Paul Roden, 2017. Available online here.
Paul is a super nice person and I am sure the Grand Opening for Paul’s Print Store will be a swell event. Art, beer, wine and some dance hall music. And I am not just saying this because I am secretly a huge fan of dance hall music.
Earlier today I was chatting with some other bloggers on Facebook. I was asking for advice on sponsored tweets and pondering the idea of posting sponsored content. I have been thinking about how to connect more Pittsburghers to local businesses. The Facebook thread has me thinking out load about how this blog has been more of a community creator than a money maker and trying to explain that the connections that have come from writing about Pittsburgh have been more valuable than ad dollars.
Paul is one of those people who I have met through a friend of a friend and through the blog. Tugboat Printshop is a great example of Pittsburgh business that has been thriving, not thriving like Uber or Google, but quietly contributing to the fabric of Pittsburgh.
If you are in Lawrenceville tomorrow, stop by and visit Paul’s Print Store to toast their grand opening. If you are a lover of posters and Pittsburgh artists and just nice people be sure to follow @Prints_paul on Instagram.
Paul’s Print Store Grand Opening
Friday, October 19, 2017
3534 1/2 Butler Street, Lawrenceville
- Stunning artworks from Tugboat Print Shop (communicationsrecruitmentbrisbane.wordpress.com)