F art September 18 2015
F art 2-color print on AA 2001 unisex shirt is now available online.
Happy Daze 2 July 03 2015
Happy Daze 2 is now available on the webstore. This 12" x 12" 2 color print on natural stock is an edition of 25. Hurry and buy one now last years Happy Daze print sold out in just 12 months.
Nick's Liquors June 12 2015
If you like beer and snack this bad boy is for you. 5"x 7" 3 - color screen printed zine that folds out accordion style. $10 free shipping
420 DUDE April 20 201512" x 12" 4-color screenprint on natural stock. Edition of 25
HAPPY LABOR DAY August 30 2014
Happy Labor Day bringing beer and food to your picnic is boring. Your should bring your bros some TEAM merchandise. Check out the webstore for these three new item.
HAPPY DAZE August 01 2014
Ayyy who has two thumbs and loves the Oakland A's, FONZIE!!!!!!!!!
11 x 17 - 3 Color screenprint on 100 lb white stock- signed/number edition of 75
Back in the Day May 30 2014
‘Do you know Photoshop?’
For most artists in this day and age, the aforementioned question might seem redundant. ‘Of course I know Photoshop’, they think. After all, the ability to use Photoshop along with other Adobe Creative Suit applications is a must-know for any photographer, graphic designer, or even print master (such as we, here at Team). But, on the other hand, there are still many artists who do not actively use Adobe and are still able to successfully create and distribute art on a regular basis. Ken Davis is one of those artists. Ken Davis is a sign painter based out of Oakland, California. For year, Davis has been applying his knowledge of typography when creating beautiful hand-painted signs. Davis is certainly a master craftsman. His craft comprises of sign painting, and to be able to successfully do so he has had to undergo training and an apprenticeship. Along the way, many Bay Area businesses have commissioned Davis to paint signs and create graphics. All in all, it is refreshing to witness an artist who is able to make a living without being completely dependent on computer applications (especially in the Bay Area). We here at Team can easily relate to Davis’ work because we also practice a hands-on approach to our craft. Screen-printing and sign painting are both old time trades that have, over time, been eclipsed by more efficient technologies but have nevertheless survived in a manner still demanded by many. In addition, screen-printing and sign painting have intermingled in the past and still do to this day. Before digital technology was so abundant, sign painters would often use screen-printing when mass-producing a sign. Even though Davis’ work lacks the convenience that a computer might offer, he still accomplishes an incredible amount of work. It seems that every week, Ken is painting another local business’ sign. If you are interested in peeping some of Ken’s work, check out his Instagram @CoolHandKen.
Recently, Davis helped us design the Oaks Bro. It would seem appropriate that Ken designed the Oaks Bro because both the graphic and Ken are sort of underground. Let me explain. The Oaks Bro is based on the now deceased Oakland Oaks. The Oakland Oaks first manifested in the form of a minor league baseball team that played in Oakland from 1903 to 1958. The Oaks played in the Pacific Coast League; a league that comprised of six other teams, ranging from Seattle to Los Angeles. During their time, the Oaks won the league title five times and were led by a host of managers who went on to manage MLB teams. The Oaks used the Oakland Ball Park as their stomping ground, located at San Pablo & Parks Ave, which was destroyed in 1957 and is now inhabited by Pixar’s animation studio. In total, the only hallmark left of the Oaks is the Oaks Club (located across the street) which is somewhat reminiscent of the Oaks because of it old-timer feel and legacy. Later on, in 1962, the Oaks again reappeared, this time in the form of an American Basketball League team. These Oaks only played for one season but were later succeeded by the legendary American Basketball Association Oaks. The ABA Oaks played for two year (1967-69) at the Oakland Arena and won the championship in their last season. Unfortunately, those Oaks were not able to maintain because of such low box office revenue. But we wish to commemorate all three Oaks teams in a Team fashion! The Oaks Bro totes the same acorn that all three teams used as team emblems. Our Oaks Bro is now available on the web store. The shirt is on sale in two option; one as a unisex American Apparel and the other as a razor back American Apparel tank top. Check it out and above all, don’t let us know what you think. Have a great weekend!
Plaid Friday Live Print November 22 2013
TEAM will be joining numerous other vendors at this years Plaid Friday event. Plaid Friday you ask? According to plaidfriday.com it is:
the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.
On November 29th, John and the print bike will be posted around Latham Square doin some mobile screen printing. This live-print is a collaboration between TEAM and East Bay Express. In addition, John will have a booth set up; retailing a few of the house products, namely, Ying Yang, I<3 Cats, Slayer, and 2Spock. More info here.
LIVING LIVE: TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS September 13 2013
Last weekend had its highs and lows. Here at Team we like to finish our week with some grilled chicken. Unfortunately John could not be present for this because of a live screen-print at The Trappist. Supposedly he was printing some coozies in-scripted with the Evil Twin Brewery's logo.
Not being able to grill chicken that Friday hit hard. Since then my whole emotional and physical state has been out of whack. Usually I'd be able to persevere for a week without chicken but it was the fact that I hadn't had it for two weeks! You see, two Fridays back I was unsuccessful in getting the chicken we usually get. Breast chicken is the best. It clean, easy, and tastes the best. But the spot we go to only had chicken legs with the bones. Lemme tell you, don't do it. It will ruin the experience. Anyway back to last Friday.
Because of these upsets I was jonsin for chicken and thus hopin we could grill and restore equilibrium. Sad to say, but John flaked. He said he had some prior obligation, specifically a live-print at the Rock-Paper-Scissor Collective where he printed Betty White's face. The event was part of the Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival .
Well theres not much more to say. Right know I'm feelin lightheaded and I can feel the shakes startin to come on. If theres one thing you should take away from this its that when given the choice between breast and leg chicken, choose breast.
3rd Annual Printmakers Picnic @ Mosswood Park August 13 2013
Became a print master, since then its been a disaster for you and your favourite printers August 12 2013
Last night Team Print Shop made their presence at the Dogwood Bar for a coozie live-print. For $3 people were able to purchase a crisp Ol' Brick Bitter, brewed by Liden Street, and with that received a freshly printed coozie.
Freqeunt shop lurker Paul Solis desgined the art for this coozie and was on deck hustlin fools for $3.
Thank you to Liden Street and the Dogwood for makin it happin!
Live Print @ Dogwood Bar August 06 2013
Mention me when you mention God August 01 2013
This weekend Jason Phillips, from FTW Tattoo Parlor, based out of Oakland, will be attending the Pacific Ink & Art Exposition in Honolulu. Jason designed the image seen above and we helped him print the 4-color image on a wood panel that measures 6 X 8 inches. The original artwork was done as a water color painting and the final product was our subsequent interpretation. We wish Jason good luck in his Honolulu adventures this weekend. Check out more of Jason's work here.