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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.

Team Print Shop Oakland California USA

Question And AnswerCHICKEN 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.

JOHN REAM FROM TEAM PRINT SHOPCOB? 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?
JOHN segrams
7up
meatballs
Don Rickles
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!

JOHN REAM FROM TEAM PRINT SHOP

Found via Big Quarters

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NEWWe’ve been on the road again in Iceland! While listening to the sounds of whales, Björk and Sigur Ros there is enough time and inspiration for some drawings of vikings, volcanos and geysers. Also have a look on our travel-photography from Iceland on Jotopia.

While listening to the sounds of whales, Björk and Sigur Ros there is enough inspiration to draw between volcanos and glaciers here in Iceland.

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Paul Solis resides in Oakland, California, a graduate of California College of the Arts with a BFA in Candy and Magic (printmaking). He brings warmth and fear into the hearts of children and men while bringing love and kisses to all fair ladies.

MR PAUL SOLIS

MR PAUL SOLISQuestion And AnswerCHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
PAUL Myself- obsessive and detailed.
My work- obsessive and detailed.
My studio- Simple and surrounded by a gang of crack heads/homeless people/hustlers

COB? What has been your latest travel location?
PAUL I have a trip planned for for North Carolina with my girlfriend. The last place I went was to Los Angeles to see my family.

COB? For business or for holiday?
PAUL North Carolina will be a much needed holiday.

COB? What will be your next destination?
PAUL I would like to visit New York. I have a lot of GREAT friends their.

COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
PAUL Yes I do. Especially if it’s New York. New York has such an intensity that feeds my imagination. I try not to expect any inspiration. I try not to force it.

COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
PAUL Chicken is my go to. Although I haven’t travelled far enough yet to have the option.

COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
PAUL Food
Water
Sketchbook
Pen
Knife

COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
PAUL Bill Murray because he’s a bad ass or you should interview my buddy at team printshop.

COB? Thanks a lot Paul!

PAUL SOLIS

All photos by Ephraim Vives

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Ryan Beavers is a San Francisco based artist who says, that he makes art and skateboards for fun. Isn’t his art too professional to be described as fun?!

Artist Ryan Beavers

Question And AnswerCHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
RYAN I live in San Francisco, California. I enjoy days off from being paid to wash dishes, take out garbage, and sweep the floor. Part time I also work as an art assistant. On days of luck, I skateboard with the homies or make conceptual illustrations with graphite, spray paint, and gouache on paper. My illustrations deal with working class values within subcultures.  Right now our apartment is my studio since rent is so out of control.  I also like to write my name on things that don’t belong to me and hang out with my wife and our dog.

ARTIST RYAN BEAVERSCOB? What has been your latest travel location?
RYAN My wife and I recently got married in Las Vegas by Elvis. We partied at the Golden Nugget Vegas for a few days and then split to Hawaii for our honeymoon. It was sick. We snorkeled with dolphins and I almost drown cause I am not a very good swimmer… I don’t surf.  I had never snorkeled before and was hung over, it was like 6am. Those dudes just kick you off the boat in deep ass water and say go swim with dolphins. It was gnarly. 
Mostly we just chilled and had sexy time. I did skate the park and catch some tags too.

COB? For business or for holiday?
RYAN Its always better on holiday, but I always take care of business.

COB? What will be your next destination?
RYAN Going to visit family in my hometown, Toledo, Ohio. Haven’t been there for a while, need some family time.

COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
RYAN Of course, during all the waiting around while traveling I like to sketch. I am also greatly inspired by being out of my everyday routine. Lately I have been into observing the differences in cities’ use of certain street objects, like trash/ recycling receptacles, orange barrels/ cones, barriers, parking meters, skate stoppers, port-a-johns,etc. Since skaters and graffiti writers naturally are drawn to these objects while the general population seems to ignore them.

COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
RYAN Neither, I am vegetarian because of my concern for the treatment of animals during “food” production. I usually get some beers and snacks.

Artist Ryan BeaversCOB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
RYAN 1.) Wife 2.) My Dog 3.) Skateboard 4.) beers 5.) a city full of modernist architecture with no people except the homies.

COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
RYAN Paul Solis.

COB? Thanks a lot Ryan!

ARTIST RYAN BEAVERS

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Unfortunately we’re already back from our little burger-shopping-marathon to Minneapolis, Mount Rushmore and Chicago. As we mark the places with a cross on our worldmap and are happy about a further stamp in our passports, you can download the diecut-sheet of the Jobot, build your own one and send us pictures of it in front of famous landmarks. Diecut-sheets for free this way. Stickerpacks available at ChickenOrBeef.de.

JOTOPIA IN CHICAGO

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Took off for a roadtrip starting from Minneapolis to Mount Rushmore and Chicago. New shirt design which is dedicated to our last trip to south of America is close to printing and will be available at KatRock’s superstore ChickenOrBeef.de very soon! Stay tuned!

Off to Minneapolis

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Martin Machado was born in San Jose/California. He lives and works in San Francisco and on the sea as a merchant marine, commercial fisherman and sailor. The material he paints upon varies from traditional canvas, paper or panels, to found items such as discarded nautical charts on a containership, boxes from an abandoned Alaska fish cannery, or drift-wood. Get his prints on his society6-page.

ARTIST MARTIN MACHADO

Question And AnswerCHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
MARTIN I’m a seagoing artist guy based in San Francisco. I make paintings about my work and adventures at sea as a merchant marine, sailor, and commercial fisherman. My studio is all over my apartment, which is usually scattered with paintings, books, and random side-projects. I’m currently obsessed with 18th Century etchings that were a result of artists that sailed with Captain Cook and other European’s as the South Pacific was being “discovered” by the western world. Recently I’ve started to create a narrative with ink on paper using the visual language of those etchings in which a shipping container is the main character, traveling through time, revealing truth’s, etc.

ARTIST MARTY MACHADOCOB? What has been your latest travel location?
MARTIN I got down to Sayulita Mexico in January to catch a few waves and celebrate my papa turning 60.

COB? For business or for holiday?
MARTIN Mostly for holiday, but I always get inspired by Mexico, such a beautiful place with the nicest people in the world.

COB? What will be your next destination?
MARTIN I’m trying to ship out these days, for a short-ish 42 day job before fishing season. So there is a good possibility I will soon be on a ship bound either for Asia (China/Japan/Korea) or Hawaii.

COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
MARTIN Definitely. The shipping work is especially inspiring, it is almost like a live/work residency. I get to see a side of globalization that few people really see these days.

COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
MARTIN There are no stewardess’ on ships, I eat whatever those guys serve me with a smile on my face.

COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
MARTIN Shred-stick, fishing gear, my special-lady friend, hella whiskey, the most elaborate swiss-army knife I can find.

COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
MARTIN Ryan Beavers because he rips both on a skateboard and in the studio, and was patient enough to collaborate with me on a zine recently.

COB? Thanks a lot Martin!

Container Story by Marty Machado

Container Story by Martin Machado

Six Months At Sea In The Merchant Marine – short documentary

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Patricia Colli’s aka Pacolli’s art can be found in her worldwide exhibitions. Her colorful work is characterized by humorous creatures which are featured in her zines, stickers, collages and her very own line of shirts. Her stuff can be found at High in the Bay, Needles & Pens in San Francisco and Pictures on Walls.

Patricia Colli aka Pacolli

Question And AnswerCHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
PACOLLI I’m a brazilian artist based in San Francisco, my work is related to teenage angst and psychedelic dreams. I recreate sketchbook/diary pages on wood panels, draw on tiny round stickers and make collages with hundreds of them, i like carving drawings on linoleum and on glitter boards, too. I work and live at the same place, music is always blasting and there’s a lot of paint everywhere and stuff in the walls.

Artist Pacolli Patricia ColliCOB? What has been your latest travel location?
PACOLLI São Paulo, Brazil. I went back with my husband to visit family and friends, paint and make music.

COB? For business or for holiday?
PACOLLI I couldn’t help my will to work, so it was both.

COB? What will be your next destination?
PACOLLI Los Angeles in the summer for a group show at New Image Art Gallery.

COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
PACOLLI I always keep a small sketchbook with me, I love how ideas flow when you’re traveling. I made zines out of my traveling skechbooks, but when it comes to artwork i would rather be at my studio painting than on the road.

COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
PACOLLI I’m an ex-vegetarian, still not comfortable with eating meat on a plane for some strange reason. I always order the vegan option and it sucks so i bring a cheese sandwich with me.

COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
PACOLLI I’d bring all my favorite music, books, my husband, some friends and a guide how to grow your own weed in a desert island.

COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
PACOLLI Mats!? ’cause he paints amazing stories about his trips to Burma and his art just blows my mind!

COB? Thanks a lot Pacolli!

ARTIST PACOLLI

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David Carson seemed to be wrong when predicting the end of print. Anikibo is the first peer-to-peer online marketplace specifically for independent publishers making, creating and publishing beautiful physical magazines, zines & comics. As a curated ecommerce platform it enables publishers to sell direct to customers via a one check-out process. It is launched with stock from 8 different countries from across the globe in categories ranging from photography and illustration through to kids and science.

ANIKIBO

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Little insight into the south of America sketchbook with the original drawing of our Nazca-Lines-Poster which is available for sale at KatRock’s online store ChickenOrBeef.de. Airfields are a funny playground …

Above the Nazca Lines Illustration by Jotopia Visual Noise

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