Friday, September 12, 2008

Come Support the "Invisible Children"

Come September 13th to the International Children’s Art Gallery for a Silk Screen & Artist Made T-shirt Sale, Live Music, Appetizers, BYOB and the Screening of the new Invisible Children’s Go documentary. The fall tour of Invisible Children is starting soon and they will be back in Pittsburgh in early September. On September 13th the Creative TreeHouse and The Heart of Pa will be putting on it’s third fundraiser at the International Children’s Art Gallery and Invisible Children will be there to do the screening. The gallery will also have the “Photographs of a Haitian Orphanage” on display by Laura Pertrilla & Eva Mueller.

Learn more about Invisible Children at Get involved.
T-shirts for sale from:

rusty water clothing
95 designs
bombshell boutique
reverend dasher
jessica heberle
mary michael
jet boy jet girl
Cut Here Clothing
Awaken Clothing
and many more.....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Still kickin'... New Home...New Goodies...

Yes, MODESTo is still alive! We have been under the radar for the past several months as we settle into our new hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. We are missing Milwaukee something terrible but we are very excited at the new opportunities that lie before us.

With a huge response to our Mini Pillows ans tons of requests for larger versions as well as many custom orders, we have decided to offer a very limited number of larger "Monster" pillows. Check out our Etsy store to see if any are left!

We have big plans for the launch of our next t-shirt line. We are going to do it up in a big way.... stay tuned for sneak peeks here and there.

If there is anyone out there in Pitt.. give us a holler.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Nacho's Movie Premiere

Our celebrity dog, Nacho, has released his first movie. A romantic comedy called, Too Much of a Girl. You can learn more about Nacho and his adventures

Monday, January 21, 2008

Mark Your Calendar!!

Come check us out at the Pre-Valentines Day show, "FOR THE LOVE". All admission proceeds go to the Hunger Task Force.

Come get your "special someone" a handmade gift this year!

Re-Purposed Vintage Belt Wristbands

Here is a recent wristband that we created for our 100th Etsy Lover! We thought she deserved a special prize, so we made her this wristband out of an awesome vintage leather belt.

We have enough of that belt for a couple more wristbands. Keep an eye on Etsy to catch them!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Harry Bouras Art Collection

I have owned a collection of art by Chicago artist, Harry Bouras (1931-1990) for over 15 years. I have finally done a fair job of cataloging the collection and posting the photos online. I would love to hear from other collectors of Bouras' work. I am also interested in talking to any collectors, art dealers or galleries that may be interested in purchasing the collection or including it in a show.

Most of the work that I own in from the late 60's / early 70's. I have over 100 original photos and negatives, a sketchbook, and dozens of original pieces of art. The majority of the work if from Harry's DV8 series, featuring the "mushroom" icon which appeared in Bouras' work as early as 1963. The "mushroom" has represented, among other things, the atomic bomb, male and female, the population explosion, a phallus and a threat to individual liberty.

If you are interested in learning more about Harry Bouras, there is plenty of information online. Here is a link to my collection....

Contact me at

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Envelope Project

Here is an envelope that I made to give my friend Max a birthday gift. I used paper that I have used to do test prints while setting up poster jobs. I have a big stack of paper that I keep just for test prints. I just keep adding to them until I think they look good as is. I want to design a line of paper products using this sort of collage method of printing. What do you think? Envelopes, tags, notebooks, cards, stationary?

I have an idea too, to do a t-shirt line using a set of screens, maybe a dozen or so, and make shirts using various combinations of the screens. Every shirt will be unique yet look like a line. I am thinking of calling it "The Screen Set Collection". Then there can be numerous sets over time. Yeah, I like that. If you steal my idea, you will have bad luck for 6 months.