Exciting Pulps Tales all your own!

As far as art goes, some of the greatest and most evocative that there was comes from the magazine-rack of the golden age. These were actually where a lot of legends got their start, within the bizarre pages of these graphic serials. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and H.P. Lovecraft just to name a few. It was where tales were spun and legends took shape, it was where we learned about new worlds and let our imaginations lead us down a rabbit hole, to where we did not know till we got there – and even then, you knew only if you were lucky. Places like the savage world of Barsoom and Hyboria as well as the wild Jungles of Tarzan. Even if you were in a more mundane location, the story was sure to be anything but.

But as strange and wondrous as these tales were, the cover art was just as equally evocative and fabulous, lulling us in like a siren’s call and serving only a taste of the magic that was to come.

We’re happy to say that we’ve just added a bunch of magnificent covers to our shop, all sorts ranging from bizarre tales, strange stories, even those from mechanical and machine magazines! So share a little vintage fun and take a pulp adventure of your own!

Merry Christmas 30% Off Sale!

We here at Indelible Ink Workshop would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! To show a little appreciation to our customers, we’re having a 30% off sale on all prints and sticker collections in the shop! All you have to do is use the Coupon Code – HOLIDAY30 during checkout and you’ll automatically save! Gearing up for the Holidays, we realize that things are busy and everyone is out rushing to get presents, out in a frenzy of a holiday rush! And while some enjoy that, getting out and and taking part in the mad dash, we’d like to help out a little and also show a thanks for a wonderful year.

Retro Sci-fi Travel Stickers

Retro Sci-fi Travel Stickers

And speaking of sticker collections – we’ve just released our latest set, a series of Retro Sci-fi Stickers so that you can proudly display your travels! Whether you’re planning on giving them to a loved one this year – or if you’ll get some to decorate your luggage before visiting family this Holiday, they’re sure to be a hit no matter what and perfect for your little Astronaut!

Retro Sci-Fi Travel Poster Pluto FINAL

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From all of us here at Indelible Ink Workshop, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy and Safe Holidays, and a Wonderful New Year!

New and Educated Releases!

We’ve been busy around these parts – and we’ve got plenty of prints ready to go, fresh off the presses!

We’re going old fashion here with some lovely 13×19″ Alphabet Prints with a nice throw back style to the golden days. Take a look at some of the creatures that you may see today – like L is for Lemur and O is for Octopus – or wander back in time and explore the creatures of a by gone era, where A is for Ankylosaurus and T is for the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex!

For those looking to grab several of our 13×19″ Retro Travel Posters, we’re offering a special deal – buy any three and get one free! So even if you plan on traveling across the stars to Pluto and then coming back to Easter Island, it could all happen and more – mix and match and come up with the adventure that you want!

And for all of those science buffs out there – or just those with a sense of humor – we’ve got some fun Science-themed prints to help you remember all of the universe’s many little laws and rules, however arbitrary they may seem at times…

All of these prints and more are now available in Shop!

Fresh Typography!

We’ve got another big update here at Indelible Ink Workshop, once more we’ll be releasing another wave of Typographical Prints! We’ve got plenty to choose from this time around, plenty that we’re sure you’ll love!

We’ve also got another round on the near horizon – more retro science fiction posters are on the way! Something tells us that we’ll be exploring the outer parts of the solar system soon and see what else is out there…

But till we get out past the asteroid belt and see what the deeper realms of outer space have in store for us, we’ve got a large number of motivation and inspirational typography coming out this week – so be sure to stop by the Etsy Shop and check out all the new releases!

New Prints that You’ll Love!

As promised, we’ve got another round of prints available for purchase in the shop!
There are plenty of great, inspiration prints this time around – Even an extra print, one more than we mentioned in the last post that should help people realize how lucky they are to be among the privileged few to visit your home.
We’ve got more things coming down the pipelines, more prints and maybe a few other products soon as well. So remember to check back often for news and updates. Till next time, keep doing what you love!
You can find all of our new prints in the Indelible Ink Workshop Etsy shop

The Internet, Art, and the Freedonian Market

It’s an interesting thought, how the world has become so connected in the past one hundred years, how the social networks and internet have both completely revolutionized the way we as humans interact, how we deal with each other, and how we communicate our thoughts and ideas. They have their perks and drawbacks to be sure, but for the time being both appear to be staying right where they are – if not growing substantially. They have invariably tied us all together, weaving quite a literal web about us – and yes, there may have been just a little pun intended. They have brought us together, all across the globe, as a whole, more than ever before.

For the first time ever we’ve been able to have nearly instantaneous communication with anyone, anywhere. We’ve never had the luxury of debating the price of eggs in China and actually being able to simultaneously find out just how much they really are, proving you right (or wrong) instantly. There are, without a doubt, a number of far more useful applications for the internet, such as research, medical advice, educational purposes, online dictionaries and reference material comprising hundreds of thousands of man hours, and humor all clearly being toward the top of the list – things for which it was clearly designed for.

With the communal web way that we’ve seemed to have woven, we’ve been tied together – for better or worse. Things that impact one country won’t long be overlooked, what affects one nation will soon ripple across the web and alert us all, like a fly hitting a spider’s web, sending out those thrumming vibrations that will soon attract the masses. And it doesn’t take long for something to become a literal overnight success, attaining instant stardom in the blink of an eye. What took years or decades before can happen in the blink of an eye.

Its true, that to an extent, our economies, as with ourselves, have been tied together. We’ve truly become a global market. When one country hurts, its likely others will feel the effects soon enough. And when the market crashes in Freedonia, you can bet top dollar that the people of Sylvania will soon hear about it and react accordingly – in no small part due to the internet. It doesn’t really matter if they are next door neighbors or thousands of miles apart when the internet is involved.

As our economies and lives have been linked inexplicably together, so to have our hobbies with them, our interests and our crafts. And this can be a truly great thing where art is concerned, tapping into the vast creative potential offered up and the talents and know how of some very skilled, very creative people. Some of it can get lost in the shuffle to be true, but every little bit does help in the end. Tutorials, examples, concepts, ideas, techniques, tools. There are a lot of good uses out there. And just like any tool, the internet can be used in hundreds of ways.

But right now the world has entered a time when funding is in short order, a time of economic recession. During these times, things can get tight and very difficult. People are starting to be more frugal, looking how they budget, how they spend their money and to what ends it goes to. And this doesn’t just affect one nation – its spread out to us all. While we’ve been bound together for better or worse, we’ve also been tied together for richer or poorer. Thankfully it’s usually around this time when people start looking into other methods of doing things, more hands on and artistic approaches.

It’s a good feeling when you can step back and see something that you’ve made, whether your creation is for many people or simply something that you made for your own enjoyment. It’s during times like this when people need art to brighten up their lives, to bring a smile and spark creativity. If we can go that extra mile to put that one extra little embellishment in our project, it usually brings a smile to our faces and another idea with it. By putting just a little more effort into our project, we can have that effect, that inspiration for the next project before this one is even finished. On top of making things a bit more interesting for our daily humdrum, art is also a great release. It offers us a creative outlet, an activity to get our mind off the daily things that drive us mad. A blank piece of paper can be a great therapy, one with limitless potential. And sometimes all we really want to do is get our hands dirty and do something worthwhile.

Right now, all across the world, people are looking back into different techniques, more hands on approaches. The saying is true, fortune favors the brave – and especially right now. We just have to try, but more importantly, keep trying. It’s fine and dandy to try, and fail once, then walk away, but to keep trying is really the challenge.
What you do doesn’t have to be much, it doesn’t have to be big either. You just need to keep doing what you love to do and make it work for you.