A new batch of mini-prints (read:business cards) are hot off the press! If you would like a handful of cards sent to you for FREE (anywhere on earth!) simply shoot an email to info(at)TEKSTartist(dot)com with ‘Free Mini Prints’ as the subject line and include your email address in the email. Can only promise cards to the first 60 people to contact us, but we will try to get them out to everyone! -TEKST
5SpotDerby.com this week features an all new letterpress design created by distorting the letters from the following quote:
"Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep woith your dreams or wake up and chase them."
#letterpress #artwork #wordart #quote #motivation #fivespotderby
5SpotDerby.com this week features ‘The Gap’ letterpress design based off the (amazing) quote by Ira Glass:
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
5SpotDerby.com this week features this letterpress design. It wass created using nothing more than the words from the following quote:
“Let go of the parts of you that are anything but true. Let go of your excuses, they’re only hurting you. Let go of your past mistakes, but remember what you learn. Let go of material things; for you’re not what you earn. Let go of all the little things you’re mad you didn’t do. Let go of your jealousy, anger, and ego too. Let go, let go of all those things and you will surely find, that letting go of everything makes it possible to shine.” - Jason Markow
this week features an ink & foil letterpress design that was created by warping/twisting/distorting the words from the following quote:
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”- Christopher Reeve
5SpotDerby.com this week features a letterpress design that was created by warping, twisting, and distorting the words from the opening crawl to Return of The Jedi into the shape of one particular bounty hunters helmet. (only 9 prints remaining!)
5SpotDerby.com this week features this ink and foil letterpress design. Look closely! The drippy footprints were created by warping/twisting/stretching the words from the following quote: “You can’t control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth.”
New two toned (ink and foil) letterpress print up for grabs on the derby!
Just finished a HUGE wave design. Acrylic ink on 60” x 72” canvas created using the words from the following quote: “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Want to see it in person? Drop by the TEKST Gallery at 2680 State Street in Carlsbad, CA.