Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blood Moon Assembly

The assembly - a gathering of like minds under the harvest blood moon...

shot of the studio as characters are assembled for the Halloween season to be shipped from the Bindlegoods store.

Another reason why I enjoy making Bindlegrim's Bindlegoods... Sometimes I imagine this must be what the shelves of the old, early-century warehouses must have looked like as they prepared paper goods (in rows upon rows) to ship out for the season...

A large collection of limited-edition Halloween characters getting ready to ship for the 2015 season.Bindlegrim's vintage-style honeycomb characters shown here in the studio on the night of harvest blood moon.

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Cottage Industry of One Spook

Getting ready here at Bindlegrim's studio for Halloween Trunk Show 10 in Denver!

Like an old game board, graphic for the 10th annual Halloween art and craft show in Denver.

Although Bindlegrim's art/design objects utilize many processes reminiscent of larger scale production (printing, die-cutting, etc)... there is still the manual assembly (and signing) of these limited-edition Beastie (final product shown here). Somehow after all the time spent creating the art... I conveniently forget about the impending assembly. None of this is made in China. This is, as mentioned perhaps previously, a one-spook operation. Many hours yet to go!

Here are some quick photos of the process of multiples... 

A selection of photos of the vintage-style art production by holiday artist Bindlegrim.

Vintage-style diecuts by Bindlegrim in the studio ready to become honeycomb table decorations.

Vintage-style art and design by holiday artist Bindlegrim utilizes printing and diecut processes.

Work in progress, limited-edition art objects of Halloween kitsch by Bindlegrim.

Shown as works in progress in the studio, parts of future party decorations by holiday artist Bindlegrim.

Vintage-style art by Bindlegrim uses orange and black parts, shown here in the studio, ready to become table decorations.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Beastly Bookshelf

Can you name at least 13 book titles (and their respective authors) off this shelf? If so, you might want to visit the Bindlegrim facebook page --- find where this photo is posted and comment your guesses...  (Update - this picture puzzle was solved on the Bindlegrim facebook page... and the key has also been posted here, below the photo). 

Honeycomb decorations (witch, scarecrow, black cat, and devil) on a shelf with various creepy and spooky books.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Go Forth and be Beastlie...

Thank you all for your patience with this one-spook enterprise as the initial Beasties are assembled and shipped. These are new processes to the stiff ol' Bindle fingers, and I want to make sure these vintage-style honeycomb baskets are done correctly. I hope you'll let me know what you think upon their arrival at your doorstep... and maybe snap a photo or two of them in your autumn decor. See previous entry for some display ideas.

I really enjoyed packaging the first three inside their vellum envelopes tonight and boxing them up for their journey. Here's a photo of #1/50 just before the lid closed... and Bindlegrim slouched off to bed with a contented grumble.

Black cat and witch seen peering through the envelope of a limited-edition package ready for the mail for the Halloween holiday by Bindlegrim.

Scarecrow and devil are 2 of 4 honeycomb vintage-style decorative baskets for the autumn holiday.

What makes a Beastie? These roly-polys use a orange tissue-paper honeycomb re-created to have the smaller spacing and layer count of vintage items circa 1920-1930. The characters have a slot within the basket that allows for Halloween treats or placement of a small battery operated tealight. Authentically diecut characters are dual-side printed (in a limited-edition run) in rich color of blacks, oranges, and yellows on a thick 34pt matte stock. (with an almost waxy surface) They can be placed in upright positions (with minimal support), tilted (at their randomly natural angle), or as I discovered when a wind came thru the window - in spinning motion across the table.
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