THANK YOU! Our #FUNDTHETRUCK indiegogo campaign has ended

THANK YOU | Our ‪#‎fundthetruck‬ ‪#‎indiegogo‬ campaign has come to an end. We raised over $4000 in just 3 months! Thanks to you we'll be able to start creating an innovative new mobile screen printing truck in 2016. Contributions can be still made via paypal to soulandinkcrew@gmail.com. 💸 We hope to be up & running for festival season. Keep us in mind as you start to plan exciting events this year. We look forward to seeing you on the streets! 🚐💨

We truly appreciate your support,
Frankie & Sherry

TOP 10 MOMENTS OF 2015

We've had a life changing, inspiration filled year at Soul & Ink. It's hard to wrap it up in just 10 moments, but here are some of our highlights. It's been a helluva ride. 

1. This is where it all started, our launch event at Cherry Blast for National Cherry Blossom Festival. 

2. That time we partied with Gwen Stefani on the Mall. Epic.

 Photo courtesy of @inoroutmobile via Instagram

Photo courtesy of @inoroutmobile via Instagram

3. When we introduced printing on upcycled tees and B.Y.O.T. (bring your own tees) for the community at ReCreative Spaces (Up)Rising Festival and it got all funky & experimental.

4. Joining forces with our favorite DC artists at Studio SoHy & The Fridge for the win!

5. Activating more corporate events including ARDMSStory DistrictDiscovery, The Washington Post and 360 Live Media was kind of a big deal for lil ol' us.

6. Our crew grew! We started a mentorship program and now have two new staff members who are talented artists in their own right and believe in our brand.

7. That month we were EVERYWHERE, including a Lego Group Art ShowNextNOW FestG40 Art Summit and Bombadillo Festival. Whew!

8. Making art accessible to all ages & communities through our educational workshops was pure love.

9. When Darth Vader took over the Deathstar. Thanks to him and our friends at Studio SoHy we were able to raise over $700 for our #fundthetruck fundraiser.

 Photo courtesy of John Punsalan

Photo courtesy of John Punsalan

10. Last but not least, we launched an indie gogo campaign to fund the first mobile screen printing truck in the DC area. We curated a series of fundraising events with creative heavies including A Creative DC and Pyramid Atlantic. Our campaign ends January 5th. #fundthetruck

We have only 5 days left. DONATE & WIN PERKS TODAY! Spread the word.

Thank you for making it all possible. Wishing everyone a happy & peaceful New Year. May all of your dreams come true in 2016.

 

Cheers,


OUR 1ST HOLIDAY LINE WITH BEMOSHE DROPS TODAY!

OUR 1ST HOLIDAY LINE WITH BEMOSHE DROPS TODAY!

To show our thanks for your support here's a 40% off code: BLACKFRIYAY
 We've teamed up with BeMoShe, a dynamic duo whose shop is inspired by their sons. 
Everyone in the family will love the
 cozy, casual fit of this super soft sweatshirt line
inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Sizes run a bit small, so order up. 

This is a pre-order and a ONE TIME RUN only so grab it while you can!
Limited order dates are only open from November 26-December 1.

*A percentage of proceeds go directly to Soul & Ink's Fundraiser*

 

Back by Popular Demand @ Studio SoHy

 Photo courtesy of Robert Espiritu

Photo courtesy of Robert Espiritu

Most events we've joined have multi-sensory activities to engage every aspect of the attendees attention. The SoHy Cyclo Show on October 3rd was no exception, but was definitely a stand out event.  Studio SoHy really knows how to throw a party! The first show we participated in was the epic SoHy Skate Show in June. This go round artists were invited to create art based around the CyClo Race theme. The show was inspired by the Hyattsville Cyclocross going down the same weekend. We have so much love for the Hyattsville community, and it looks like they got mad love for us too. Demand started off strong and eventually we sold out of all of our ladies raglan tees. There was something for everyone, great art, caffeinated beverages courtesy of Vigalante Coffee house, cold brews from Franklin's, fresh arepas from Arepa Zone, live music by Dr. Robinson's Fiasco, Black Masala and Avrge DJ. The Big Trike was a hit for the motley crew of kids and the young at heart. Folks rode it round and round til closing. Huge thanks to Studio SoHy for having us. Follow us on Facebook to view the full album. 

Experiential Marketing @ Bombadillo

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We participated in Bombadillo Festival, a day-long event by the lake in Druid Hill Park with four stages of music, The Gathering Food Truck Alley, Bmore Flea, and more thrown by Ultraworld's own Lonnie Fisher. We joined forces with Bombadillo by printing their logo and elements of their event branding as experiential marketing, plus complimentary images of their branding so festival goers could mix & match their own designs. Baltimore City Paper captured great photos of scene here. Follow us on Facebook to view our full album.

G40 Art Summit & H Street Festival

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September 12 & 19, 2015 | We activated at the Opening Reception & H Street Festival for Art Whino’s signature, month long art summit, returning for the sixth edition of its immersive experience. The annual G40 Art Summit group art show brings together world-renowned artists for a month long exhibition, with works in Low Brow and street culture expression, that reflect a particular theme. The 2015 G40 event will once again be a building ‘takeover,’ showcased at a 20,000 square foot site in the heart of H St Corridor at 700 H Street, NE. Follow us on Facebook to view the full album.

Brand Activation @ NextNOW Fest

September 10-11, 2015 | We were invited to live screen print the NextNOW Fest branding images on t-shirts to be gifted to guests. Our crew is growing now with a new employee and apprentice on board. We also increased our capacity and speed with two screen printers on our modified press that we so lovingly call "the two-headed beast." The NextNOW Fest at The Clarice is University of Maryland's creative welcome back to school celebration. The multi-day, multi-arts festival of fun and discovery brings artists and audiences together in surprising and intriguing ways that will make you re-think what is possible. Follow us on Facebook to view the entire album from this event.

FOR THE LOVE OF BR!CK: Lego Brick Group Art Show

September 4, 2015 | We were invited to participate in FOR THE LOVE OF BR!CK: LEGO BRICK GROUP ART SHOW curated by SUPERWAXX at The Fridge Gallery in DC. Over twenty-five local and national artists will create pieces that are composed of, incorporate or are inspired by LEGO® bricks. Most of the participating artists are based in the United States representing a wide range of creative backgrounds including contemporary fine artists such as sculptors, painters and illustrators as well as graffiti and street artists, graphic designers and comic illustrators. Follow us on Facebook to view the full photo album.

Thrash Lab video on LA Screen Printers

Learn more about the subculture behind what we do on this episode of Thrash Lab. Here they feature the most influential screen printers on the scene in the West Coast fashion capitol, Los Angeles. There are so many possibilities behind screen printing, but it takes patience and hard work to get to the instant gratification part.  Design is the core foundation to the art of screen printing. PRINT IS NOT DEAD.