Renegade Craft Fair Highlights

Yesterday was a gay time had by all at the Renegade Craft Fair! The weather cooperated beautifully and I had quite a time strolling around all of the booths. What a huge collection of talent, so much so that it was kind of a little too much for me to handle all at once. I also think that the vendors who were placed at either end of Division street had an unfair advantage; other spectators, like myself, must have spent more time perusing those booths, as once you get towards the middle it becomes just a blur of awesomeness.

Below are some of my favorite shots of my favorite items and booths at the fair. (Scroll to the bottom to find links to other vendors whose work I loved but whose photos turned out less-than-stellar.)

Incredible Papier-mâché ceramics by Up in the Air Somewhere — I adore the gold leafing and the color palette!

Check out this lamp! Want want want!

I think this was my favorite poster of all.

These nautical prints are a rather unexpected take on an old theme:

I want a type nightshirt please!

Totally rad watches that remind me of MTV circa third grade. (Which, of course, was the year 1998.) (No it wasn’t.)

What a cool and off-kilter design on this ceramic plate!

I am posting these roach plates simply because I find it fascinating that anyone in their right mind would even think of eating from them.

These bike necklaces are the business! By Maureen Duffy.

Of my favorite pastimes, people watching is right up there. And the fair had plenty of it.

A rather unflattering shot (my bad) of the marvelous Jay Ryan. Can you believe he was selling a good number of his prints for $5 and $10? Of course I swooped myself one!

Oh, this had me laughing. Stuffed characters based on video games. If you played NES as much as I did growing up, the phrase “So Many Medusas” should strike a chord!

Delightful letterpress and packaging designs by Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress!

Folk Art by Old Scratch.

This girl has like a million sales on Etsy. And rightly so. Cloth necklaces by Cookoorikoo.

All I can say is, Hooray for the person who came up with that idea! Oh right, it was the folks at Pixel Party.

Adorably cheeky prints by Craft Svcs.

Oh my, what’s this? Well its a uterus pin cushion of course! By The Prick Cushion.

I believe I’ve saved some very special pieces for last. Gorgeous ceramic pieces by Raquel Masri.

And finally… I thought I would show you my lucky $5 score from Jay Ryan’s Booth:

The following are links to other artists whose work I fancied:
Emily Kircher Recycling Artist

Strawberry Luna Print Posters and Design

Robo Roku

Vagabond Millenery

Rand Art Tees

Art Reco

Tugboat Printshop

Mokuyobi Threads

Megan Lee Designs

Elizabeth Williams Contemporary Vintage Jewelry

Any help attributing artist’s work would be greatly appreciated!

So, did you have a good experience at Renegade?

UPDATE! Emily Kircher followed up with a picture of one of her sweet rugs!

Thanks, Emily!

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  1. Charles Lehman
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    very nice job, good photos of good subject coupled with good editorial, i am quite impressed

  2. admin
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Well shucks, thank you!

    Posted September 14, 2010 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Yipee! Craft fairs are awesome. Well done Lillian.

  4. admin
    Posted September 14, 2010 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks Andrea! Got any work online we can see?

  5. R Walker
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow, looking at this I begin to think there may be a post wino phase in my development. Sure has appeal to the closet eclectic in me.

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