PAPER HEARTS
A SILKSCREEN EXHIBITION CURATED BY
THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING
& TUESDAY BASSEN


PAPER HEARTS brings together 14 artists, illustrators, and designers from around the world to create their own personal and contemporary reinterpretation of the classic Valentines card. The work seen here ranges from sweet to sarcastic to NSFW and back again-- and each is a distinctly personal vision, suitable for framing.

All of the prints in PAPER HEARTS were hand-printed expressly for this exhibition by THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING at their press in Pasadena, CA. All of the designs were produced in a LIMITED EDITION OF 30 and each print is priced at $30. (I know, right?)

PAPER HEARTS opened on February 5th, 2016 at CO-LAB in Los Angeles. Next, the exhibition will travel to Austin, TX, where it will open at COMPANION on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

THANK YOU to all of our artists for being so generous with your talents and time, to CO-LAB and COMPANION, to Dave, Ben, Jonah, Benjie, and Gemma for all their help with the pop-up event, and to our friends. Thank you to the people who read about sections all the way to the end. I see you.
I HATE YOU THE LEAST
by GEMMA CORRELL

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the acerbic cat-loving realist in your life



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
International pug-based internet phenomenon Gemma Correll is a world-famous comics artist and illustrator currently residing in Oakland, CA. You can see her work everywhere, because she is so famous, you guys.
gemmacorrell.com | @gemmacorrell
VALENTINE
by THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the California Modern-loving, Palm Springs-vacationing, Eames Chair-sitting aesthete in your life



ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
When they're not busy organizing print shows, JW & Melissa Buchanan are award-winning artists and illustrators living in Pasadena, CA. They first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened prints, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whomever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.
thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com | @littlefriendsof
CALIFORNIA LOVE
by TUESDAY BASSEN

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the convertible-driving, PCH-cruising, sun-worshipping surf betty in your life



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Noted Bad Bitch Tuesday Bassen is a drawing, painting, designing, nails-getting-did machine living in Los Angeles, CA.You can see her handiwork on the jean jackets of thousands of cool girls the world over.
tuesdaybassen.com | @tuesdaybassen
BE MINE
by JOHNNY SAMPSON

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: everyone in your life who is marching inorexably towards the sweet embrace of the grave (so, everyone)



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Johnny Sampson is an artist and illustrator living in Chicago, IL. He comes from Parts Unknown and is armed with deadly gouache paints and razor-sharp Zip-A-Tone sheets. Buy everything he makes.
johnnysampson.com | @johnnysampson
PRETTY VACANT OR... NOBODY LOVES A GUNMAN!
by BEN GOETTING

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the marriage skeptic in your life



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Chainstitcher extraordinare Ben Goetting is the proprietor of World Famous Original, maker of fine pins, patches, and ephemera. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his dachshund, a perfect angel.
worldfamousoriginal.com | @worldfamousoriginal
LET'S FUCK?
by DREW MILLWARD

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the sex-positive goofball in your life



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Beloved UK-based illustrator Drew Millward is acclaimed his hand-drawn illustration style and his bizarre humor; His concert posters are collected by music and illustration fans all over the world. He currently lives in a cottage in a quarry outside Leeds, if you can even imagine anything so painfully quaint.
drewmillward.com | @drewmillward
RED IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR
by THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on red 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: eyelash fiends; the deeply romantic ginger in your life



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
When they're not busy organizing print shows, JW & Melissa Buchanan are award-winning artists and illustrators living in Pasadena, CA. They first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened prints, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whomever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.
thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com | @littlefriendsof
HEART SUNNIES
by TUESDAY BASSEN

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the person you want to wink at



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Noted Bad Bitch Tuesday Bassen is a drawing, painting, designing, nails-getting-did machine living in Los Angeles, CA.You can see her handiwork on the jean jackets of thousands of cool girls the world over.
tuesdaybassen.com | @tuesdaybassen
WHAT IS MINE
by MEL STRINGER

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: subs; BDSM folk with a deep romantic streak; freaky-deakies and people who simply have freaky-deaky ambitions



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Artist, illustrator, and compusive drawer of cute girls Mel Stringer lives and draws (and draws and draws) in Brisbane, Australia, living a cuteness-based existence.
melstringer.com.au | @melstringer
BE MY ONLY HUMAN
by DAN CHRISTOFFERSON

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: humans; beard lovers; beard havers; monogamists; guys who are fed up with that Scruff life



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Salt Lake City-based artist and illustrator Dan Christofferson is the proud proprietor of Beeteeth, makers of fine weird relics for strange young people.
beeteeth.com | @beeteeth
BREAK EVERY HEART
by JEN MUSSARI

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: heartbreakers; the brokenhearted; manicure fiends; hand-lettering enthusiasts; swash-bucklers (yes, it's a lettering joke, sorry)



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Hand-Lettering Superstar Jen Mussari is an artist and illustrator currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her swash & ornament game is TOIT, and everybody knows it; Face it, you wish you could write like this.
jenmussari.com | @jenmussari
TOUGHER THAN LEATHER
by THE LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: Punk couples (and used-to-be-a-punk couples); leather couples; motorcycle couples; Also, people who aren't couples, let's be serious, being together forever is not a prerequisite for buying this print



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
When they're not busy organizing print shows, JW & Melissa Buchanan are award-winning artists and illustrators living in Pasadena, CA. They first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened prints, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whomever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.
thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com | @littlefriendsof
I LOVE YOU I CAN'T STOP
by JULIA POTT

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: the deeply obsessed; the object of your deep obsession; people with landlines



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Julia Pott is a British animation director and illustrator living in New York, NY. Her work is acclaimed worldwide; and, if you have Netflix, you can currently hear her voice in Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar-nominated animated short, World of Tomorrow (she's the girl).
juliapott.com | @juliapott
DRUNK IN LURVE
by STACEY ROZICH

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: drunken frolickers; people who buy by the handle; people who aren't freaked out by sheep and goats



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
True LA weirdo Stacey Rozich (that's Rose-Itch, not Rozz-eetch, mind you) is a watercolor artist and illustrator whose strange and gorgeous (and strangely gorgeous) tableaus can be seen in galleries and publications and-- well, let's face it, you know her work from that one amazing Father John Misty album cover.
staceyrozich.com | @staceyrozich
RTS
by ADAM J. KURTZ

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: people who are currently Over Social Media Interaction; Instagram quitters; your pickiest friend; stamp collectors and postage fanatics



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Adam J. Kurtz (or adamjk to his legions of fans online) is an author, an illustrator, a designer, and a maker of humorous bric-a-brac living in Brooklyn, NY. In the world of Making People Laugh on the Internet, Adam stands out because he's a really nice person, an innovation heretofore unheard of in the field. We'll see if it works out.
adamjkurtz.com | @adamjk
UNTITLED
by BETH HOECKEL

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: lipstick fiends; lovers of lace gloves and/or polka dots; if your beloved is really artsy with impeccable taste



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Baltimore-based collage genius Beth Hoeckel works as an artist and illustrator for publications worldwide. Her fans on social media wait breathlessly for her to post each new collage on IG. This is her first screenprint-- Not bad, huh?
bethhoeckel.com | @bethhoeckel
SKATINGWITHHEART
by ANTHONY ZINONOS

$30 USD

16X16" silkscreen print on 110lb cover stock
hand-printed by Little Friends at Little Friends & Co.

A valentine for: couples who are really together; ice dancing enthusiasts; ice dancers



ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Anthony Zinonos is an acclaimed collage artist and illustrator currently living in Oakland, CA with his wife and various adorable dogs. Don't leave any rare books alone with him for any period of time; he's liable to cut them to pieces and turn them into some masterpiece.
anthonyzinonos.com | @anthonyzinonos
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