Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Summer Lantern Sale

Wow, yet another thunderous monsoon with lightening turning the day into night here, sweeping over Ichabod's casita huddled here in the high desert foothills... It's put me once again in the mood to get this announcement out here on the blog!

The Bindlegrim Summer Lantern Sale officially began Sunday 13th, 2014... and unlike the Spooklights (on Bindlegoods) which are currently available as a small run of undetermined number..., these summer sale items were produced as signed limited editions of five or less, and have been listed as ebay auctions to give more people a chance at grabbing the grim goods.

The first week includes:

Spooky holiday creations - gift boxes, lanterns, books, postcards - by artist Bindlegrim 2014 summer sale

1) Vintage-Style Halloween CREEPS 3/3 Artist Proof Set Candy-Box Vellum-Eye Lantern

This listing is for vintage-style candy-container lanterns from the Creeps (Color Run) which was a 5/5 limited edition set designed, printed, and diecut* in the artist's studio. This auction is for the third and final set of artist proofs (that determined all was okay for print quality and die alignment) for the 5/5 run.

For this set the package insert is singed as "AP" (artist proof) - not all AP sets were packaged. Each character is signed and numbered on the inside (and does not appear when assembled - see images). Note that this set was used in photos to represent the sealed 5/5 run, and therefore may have some slight wear and tear.

Vitntage-style characters by Bindlegrim include scarecrow, clown, devil, witch, black cat, and jack-o-lantern. 
A variety of angles with this grouping of Bindlegrim vintage-style Halloween characters lanterns for 2014 summer sale.

2) Vintage-Style Halloween CREEPS #3/5 Packaged Set Candy-Box Vellum-Eye Lantern

This listing is for vintage-style candy-container lanterns from the Creeps (Color Run) which was a 5/5 limited edition set designed, printed, and diecut* in the artist's studio. This auction is for #3/5 from the limited run of five signed and sealed during the production. (Any photos of opened, assembled items were done with the artist proofs - not this sealed package).

Orange crepe paper and wooden box display paper devil gift-box candy-cotainer lantern in a vintage-style Halloween design. 
Close-up creepy clown in packaged set of printed and diecut designs by Halloween artist Bindlegrim

This listing is for vintage-style candy-container lanterns from the Creeps (Silhouette Version) which was a 5/5 limited edition set designed and diecut* in the artist's studio. This auction is for #3/5 from the limited run of five signed and sealed during the production.

#3/5 limited edition set of halloween paper ephermera displayed in old crate box andd orange crepe paper. 
Black silhouette characters with light-up vellum eyes for vintage-style lanterns Halloween display.

This listing is for one vintage-style 12-sided lantern Creeps from a 5/5 limited edition. A bit of rarity in 2013, this was perhaps the only 12-sided lantern produced by Bindlegrim in 2013. This auction is for #3/5. If you've been keeping track of the 12-sided editions, this was #8 in the Bindlegrim series of lanterns (and was a special edition only for the 2013 year), with the panes inspired by the Creeps (Candy Container/Lanterns).

Collapsible vintage-style German-esque Halloween decoration for eerie lighting displays in your home. 
Lanterns for Halloween holiday for your home decor at Halloween to create eerie lighting effects. 
close-up shot of Creeps packaging shows hand-numbered item by artist Bindlegrim 
Close-up view of signed limited-edition holiday lantern by Halloween artist and designer Bindlegrim 

 Thank you all for considering this for your Halloween bindle. 

* What is a diecut? While this terminology seems to be used incorrectly by writers in the Halloween collector community to coin a certain range of 2-D hanging decorations, die-cutting is actually a process that created a huge number of Halloween products - boxes, crepe paper 3D items, cardboard displays, and on and on.  As someone who has been exploring the process (in my own work that drifts between industrial process and DIY art), I think it interesting to see how few people, especially old-timers, mis-understand what diecut really means. (See this wikipedia article).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Disintered Creeps

Disintered Creeps 
More Peeks of Bindlegrim Summer Sale 2014

As Bindlegrim continues to dig-up old Creeps from the dark places of the studio... it appears the first week's listings have been cued for the front of this years's 2nd annual summer sale, which by following tradition of the first, lists a few items every week for about a month... and then, they are gone!

Please post a comment if you have input on separating or keeping packages intact for the sale. And, I thought it might be worth looking back into the processes of these items - with most printed and cut by dies in the studio.

Black cat, devil, jack o-lantern, scarecrow, clown, and witch complete a full set of vintage-style paper Halloween candy-box lanterns by artist Bindlegrim from 2013

Item 1 (or six???): opened pack of Creeps (artist proofs 3/3) which could be sold as a set or separately considering any input from the Bindlegrim faithful?

Production notes: The 2013 Creeps were printed and diecut in the artist's studio. There were 3/3 artist proofs with those shown here as the last of them. (Some earlier artist proofs were sold last year on etsy). This was the final print of the artist proofs that determined print & cut of the 5/5 limited edition run, and these were used in the various photographs for the set during 2013. Each item is signed as 3/3 A.P.

These vintage-style candy-box lanterns include a devil, witch, scarecrow, jack-o-lantern, black cat, and clown

Item 2: unopened pack of the 2013 Creeps. These, like all 2013 sets were produced in a limited run of 5 (not including the artist proofs). Printed and cut with dies in the artists studio.

Production notes: The Creeps candy-box lanterns were Bindlegrim's first foray into a printed item, and the entire process was done in-house from the printing to the die-cutting. (Note the process is cut with a metal die to be most like a vintage-item - and not hand cut which would have created jagged inconsistent qualities). There were 3/3 artist proofs to get the expected print and alignment quality, and the final sets were a limited run of only five. Shown is #3/5 from the final run.

Set of acid-free museum board die-cut characters by Bindlegrim 2013 include a black cat, devil, witch, jack-o-lantern, scarecrow, and clown.

Item 3: one unopened pack of silhouette museum-board Creeps, a six pack of vintage-style candy-container lanterns.

Production notes: The 2013 Creeps were first conceived as a printed item, but sometime during the production I decided to test museum board, and thus this "soot face" set was born. There were 2/2 artist proof runs to make sure they would work (some sold on etsy), and then a final 5/5 limited edition run. Each character has been signed by the artist identifying the set and shown here #3/5.

Vintage-style collapsible paper Halloween decorations lanterns by Bindlegrim are limited-edition prints by the artist

Item 4: the only 12-sided lantern produced for the 2013 season. Creeps #3/5 special edition to go with the six-pack candy-container-lanterns of the same year.

Production notes:  To my recollection this was the only 12-sided lantern created in 2013 as a special edition to accompany the Creeps candy-box sets. There were only 5/5 created, with each signed and numbered. Shown is #3/5.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crawling Out of the Woodwork

As design materials for Halloween 2014 start filling up the workspace for the new Spooklights series, seems like a good time again for a sale... to bid a final farewell to the work of 2013, and here's just a quick revisit of some of the work that's been lurking about in the dark forgotten crevices of the studio (pictured below) here gussied up as an orange crepe-paper gift-basket of vintage-like goodies.

Limited edition paper goods in a vintage-style by Bindlegrim feature cats, pumpkins, jack o'lanterns, witches, devils, and scarecrows, on decorations for Halloween

Perhaps you caught last year's summer sale that wiped-out the remainder of all 2012 six-sided lanterns? Well, I wasn't sure there would be enough from 2013 but, after some rummaging, discovered there are actually limited-edition packs and some artist-proof singles of Creeps (both candy-boxes and special edition 12-sided lantern), Spirits (candy-containers), Cornish Litany postcards, and signed copies of Tall Tales Stranger Days.

There is no definite date for the beginning of this, (which could perhaps be as soon as this Sunday the 13th). Stay tuned, and I'll do my best to get the message out through the various Bindlegrim channels - facebook, twitter, the newsletter, the blog here, and the news blog now on Bindlegoods.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sleepy Summer Daze

Ah, drifting again through the heat of the sun and the waves of sound emitting from the summer cicadas... although here in the high desert they sound a little bit more like frantic shop equipment when compared to the lazy lull of their southeastern cousins... (I seriously thought I was hearing someone run a table saw the first time I heard one)...

Anyway, it's that time again for a summer sale isn't it? Did you catch lasts years wipeout of 2012 12-sided lanterns!?!? Well, time for me to stop daydreaming and clean out the studio. I'm quite sure I have some neglected pieces of vintage-style goodies from the 2013 Creeps and Spirits series (both in the form of candy-container lanterns and 12-sided lanterns done in limited editions). More news to come as I start to wake up... In the meantime, you can see some of these in the Bindlegoods gallery.

In the meantime, a big thank-you again for those who shopped the Bindlegoods webstore this past month. As they are made to order I haven't been very good about photographing them, but did just get a pre-assembly order this past holiday weekend... and well, took advantage of the opportunity. Loved seeing these in multiples while I had the chance... (also see the Bindlegoods store blog for more Bindlgrim shop news).

The Spooklights (a complete set of four) shows all characters - devil, witch, black cat, and scarecrow, each with a vintage-inspired German-esque Jack O'Lantern pumpkin

P.S. This year's Halloween Trunk Show in Denver is slated for October 11th...!!!
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