2021 Art Walk posters available for preorder!

2021 Art Walk posters available for preorder!
By ana-maria

Did you love the design of this year’s PhinneyWood Art Walk poster? Did you miss out on snagging one of the few extras for sale?

Because of the high demand for the poster from this year’s 25th BIG Art Walk, we are doing a special second run of this beautiful art piece that graced the September 10-11 event.

The poster is silkscreened with black ink on 80lb French Speckletone Cream paper (different than previous years and a special order). It is 20” x 26.”  It’s suitable for framing, or just hanging up as is!

Preorder by October 31

Posters are available for preorder until October 31, are $25, and all proceeds from this second run will go to benefit ongoing work in Phinney-Greenwood business district recovery. (Additional donations towards the cause welcomed, as well!)

We will have two pickup dates at the Phinney Center when the posters are printed and ready, and you will be notified of those dates in the coming weeks.

Preorder your poster now!
 

About the artist, Robynne Raye

The poster was created by Robynne Raye, co-founder of Modern Dog Design, who has designed all 26 of the annual art walk posters (including one for 2020 that did not get printed.) Robynne is an award-winning graphic design artist and counts posters, packaging, and identity projects as some of her favorite work.  Her posters have been exhibited internationally and are collected in the archives of major libraries and museums worldwide, including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Louvre’s Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, and others. Visit her at robynneraye.com.

About the design

When asked about the design, Robynne said, “It’s the 25th Art Walk poster, so I wanted to make it special. My cairn terrier, Winnie, died unexpectedly of what we believe was heart failure, on June 20. The cat in the poster is our calico, Lucy. When my then-boyfriend, now-husband moved in with me, he was concerned about my dog not getting along with his cat. Turns out Lucy and Winnie became good friends—sharing water bowls, sleeping together, and loving their overall companionship.”

She also wanted to express friendship and the pure joy of being around friends after what we all have collectively experienced because of the pandemic. And, the poster was meant to subtly address some of the racial unrest of the past few years.