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that’s the hookup

Just got word that the blog side of Proletariat is back on line after a brief hiatus. Check out That’s The Hookup for updates on street art, boston events, and random internet fun stuff. While you’re there visit the webstore and pick up one of the recent Repeat Press/Proletariat collab prints… less than 10 left!

men in denim

I hated to be a tease with this post and not show the final product but it looks like we’re in the clear now. Selectism informed us today that Proletariat has finished things up with their new webstore and is set to launch November 1st. This poster is one of 11 exclusive items that will be featured in the initial launch and is limited to 25 copies so keep hitting that F5 button until Sunday when you can buy one. Don’t forget to check out the video that Kerry put together while you’re waiting. Word has it these will only be available for purchase through the website, but locals can still do pickup at the store after ordering.

Think Levi’s will want one for their new pop-up shop?

proletariat collab

I’ve been sitting on this for a bit but Kerry from Proletariat and I recently collaborated on a limited edition poster featuring his well known slogan, “Men in denim build this country, men in suits destroy it”.

The end result is being kept under wraps until Proletariat’s new webstore launches, but for now check out the teaser pics and video that Kerry shot during the process. The poster was printed on a Vandercook SP20 using a mix of vintage wood type and new woodcuts created specifically for the poster. Four colors were used and a blind impression with our logos was placed at the bottom. As you’ll see in the video, everything was inked by hand with a brayer rather than using the automated inking system on the press. This gives each print a unique texture as the ink was distributed slightly differently for each print. Printed on heavy chipboard in a limited edition of 25. We’re both pretty stoked with how it came out so keep checking his blog That’s The Hookup for more info as to how you can pick one up for yourself. Or better yet go visit the shop in person!