Team Print Shop was founded in Oakland, California in 2011. Team Print Shop is a full service creative and technical shop with a full time Designer and Printer on staff and works for/with a broad range of creative professionals and about 500 companies across the US and the world.
CHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
JOHN Stressed out but lucky to have my own print shop in Oakland, CA. I work and live in a 2500 sf warehouse and have spent the past few years printing poster and garments.
COB? What has been your latest travel location?
JOHN In May I took a trip to Philly.
COB? For business or for holiday?
JOHN Business and pleasure. Sold merch at the Punk Rock Flea Market, hung out with my sister and parents, and ate my weight in hoagies.
COB? What will be your next destination?
JOHN I am headed back to my hometown in Erie, PA for Christmas. A lot of people call it the Hawaii of the rustbelt…without the hassle of sunshine, tourists, volcanos, and general pleasant, tropic vibe of the real Hawaii. I am also considering an extravagent trip to Mexico to get a bit of dental work done.
COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
JOHN Yes. Whenever I am able to take some time off and travel I relax. Shit always comes to me when I have my mellows on.
COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
JOHN Pass. I don’t eat on planes. I have an undiagnosed, but very real fear of using plane bathrooms. I have dealt with this fear by traveling with very cheap airlines offering no inflight food options.
COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
concrete to cover the sand
COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
JOHN I really like Steve Cohnen’s work.
COB? Thanks a lot John!