December 07, 2009

20 Handmade Oddities from Cherokee Street, 12/5/09

St. Louis artists lit up Cherokee Street Saturday as part of the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale. Here are some of the weirdest, most wonderful works spotted by photographer Jason Stoff.
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The Firecracker Press, an organizer of the Cherokee Print League’s sale, had Tasty Steer stickers available for purchase. It’s an educational piece.
The Firecracker Press, an organizer of the Cherokee Print League’s sale, had Tasty Steer stickers available for purchase. It’s an educational piece.
Dustin Lucas’ “Untitled City” print combines elements of photography, printmaking and graphic design to create a sense of vertigo.
Dustin Lucas’ “Untitled City” print combines elements of photography, printmaking and graphic design to create a sense of vertigo.
The subject of “Come On Pilgrim” by UMSL student Chris Perron looks familiar enough.
The subject of “Come On Pilgrim” by UMSL student Chris Perron looks familiar enough.
Dan Wamhoff’s "You Can’t Hide From Yourself" series explores the layering of different printing techniques, watercolor and exploration of the self. Also, vermin.
Dan Wamhoff’s "You Can’t Hide From Yourself" series explores the layering of different printing techniques, watercolor and exploration of the self. Also, vermin.
Sleepy Kitty is both a band and a graphic arts shop, and Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult are the proprietors. This particular screen-print is one of their fictional chimeras known as the Seaburro.
Sleepy Kitty is both a band and a graphic arts shop, and Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult are the proprietors. This particular screen-print is one of their fictional chimeras known as the Seaburro.
Not all the art on display was purely visual – dedicated chapbook shop Stirrup Pants had their best and weirdest on display as well. Left to right: “A Plate of Chicken” by Matthew Hohrer, “Barf Manifesto” by Dodie Bellamy and “18: A Barrel of Herrings.”
Not all the art on display was purely visual – dedicated chapbook shop Stirrup Pants had their best and weirdest on display as well. Left to right: “A Plate of Chicken” by Matthew Hohrer, “Barf Manifesto” by Dodie Bellamy and “18: A Barrel of Herrings.”
Josh Reingold was exhibiting primarily to represent the St. Louis art scene -- and his piece “Gaygun” plays up the retro-hip flavor.
Josh Reingold was exhibiting primarily to represent the St. Louis art scene -- and his piece “Gaygun” plays up the retro-hip flavor.
How often are robots depicted as peace-loving hippies? In Maggie Filla’s “Peace-Bot” lithograph, often. Maggie is an intern at the Firecracker Press.
How often are robots depicted as peace-loving hippies? In Maggie Filla’s “Peace-Bot” lithograph, often. Maggie is an intern at the Firecracker Press.
“St. Louis Style” indeed. Dan Zettwoch’s local interests and stylized illustrations immortalize St. Louis’ homegrown delights: brain sandwich, St. Paul sandwich, St. Louis style pizza, toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, Vess soda and frozen custard.
“St. Louis Style” indeed. Dan Zettwoch’s local interests and stylized illustrations immortalize St. Louis’ homegrown delights: brain sandwich, St. Paul sandwich, St. Louis style pizza, toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, Vess soda and frozen custard.
“Slinger: St. Louis’ Most Famous Pile of Breakfast” shows Mad Magazine’s influence on Dan Zettwoch’s style.
“Slinger: St. Louis’ Most Famous Pile of Breakfast” shows Mad Magazine’s influence on Dan Zettwoch’s style.