band merch pt.2 / Fractal Clothing

Slight delay on blog post! Turns out I’ve been receiving more promotion than usual thanks to my first batch of tshirts for LopoDrido. Received a bulk order last week for the band Vieja Estirpe. This one consisted of 12 tshirts in black and red with white ink.

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Having finished this order, I received another one from LopoDrido: 20 tshirts all in black!

I’ve also kept busy these days planning out my first ever bazaar, in which I’ll unite different types of artists and vendors under one roof on November 5th. Things are slowly taking shape and I’m very excited about it!

Last but not least: the new Fractal shop is open. Still in its baby stage with very few products. You can check it out here: http://www.fractalclothing.etsy.com

band merch? Why not?!

I recently had the oportunity to make tshirts for the local punk band Lopo Drido, one of the first bands of its genre to emerge here in Puerto Rico ( circa 1990 ). Lopo Drido is one of the few oldschool bands who has kept playing despite their changes in lineup and a few years of hiatus. Rising from the grave, so to speak, they did their first show last night at the record release of the band Las Ardillas ( one of my favorites! ) and it was awesome.

Their merch consisted of pins, stickers and 20 tshirts in black and white.
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Interested in listening to their tunes? Check out these links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaXKyhQpZrs

https://www.facebook.com/lopodrido

And if you’d like to have some custom work done, I’m available for wholesale services. Email me at jennifer@samsaraprints.com or visit http://www.samsaraprints.com

Til next week!

A quick look into Fractal Clothing

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A new line of prints is born! Fractal Clothing is a smaller collection of prints, separate from Samsara in terms of style and color. I wanted to create something different and more personal this time, considering all of Samsara is “vintage” art and not drawn by me. Fractal on the other hand, will be inspired on geometry, sacred lines, astronomy and beyond. The art will be either drawn, edited and/or intervened by me.

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I’ll also be experimenting with darker colors this time!
A new shop will be made for Fractal to separate my styles, which I’ll post once it’s ready for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, take a look at some bits and pieces of what Fractal is all about.

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basic 2-color prints

these ones are getting popular. I admit they’re my personal favorites aswell =]
Keep in mind I don’t own the proper equipment for multicolor printing, so these images have been printed with nothing but patience and a good eye *chuckle*

Below are some simple phone pictures of a few 2-color prints I’ve done.

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black and white

This week has overwhelmed me with work, which is always a great thing in my book. Between brainstorming for a new line of prints (details coming soon!), working on local orders and trying out the new batch of plastisol ink, it’s been a busy last couple of days. Below is an example of the custom work I did for a local music artist:

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Working with white plastisol can be such a big hassle sometimes; but – like with everything – practice makes perfect. Which is why I decided to print out these awesome shirts aswell:
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My new line will include lots of black and white work, so we’ll see how that goes.

As I keep practicing and working different techniques I’ll also work on new designs for the shop. Lots of goodies coming your way so STAY TUNED!

the birth of samsara

Saṃsāra or Sangsāra (Sanskrit: संसार) (in Tibetan called ‘khor ba (pronounced kɔrwɔ [IPA] in many Tibetan dialects), meaning “continuous flow”), is the repeating cycle of birth, life, deathand rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön, Jainism, and Yoga.

As you can see this blog title is a bit of an oxymoron 🙂

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I started Samsara nearly 2 years ago; a 23 year old female Humanities student with a huge love for arts and crafts. At the time I was studying hindu culture and religion, so the word kind of stuck with me, hence Samsara Prints.

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Using a second-hand printing machine (Thanks Jimmy Joe!), a couple of leftover chemicals, a few tshirts and lots of ambition, I began what is now the greatest hobby-turned-job I’ve ever had! Pushing myself into long hours of hard work and trial-and-error, sweat and tears has been the best times in this new chapter.

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It brings a smile to my face being able to make cool items for my customers, to provide you with an alternative to the usual boring apparel we see trending nowadays, to bring you the most bizarre images and old prints to life.

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Hopefully with this blog you’ll get an idea of what this one-woman operated lil shop is all about!