Burlesque of North America | Press Check @ The Seventh Letter

October 11 2015 . 10:25pm



Burlesque is a multi-disciplinary creative studio focusing on graphic arts and high quality screenprinting. Headquartered in Minneapolis MN, the studio was formed in 2003 from the ashes of seminal and sardonic graffiti magazine Life Sucks Die. What began as a loose collective of graffiti artists, photographers, and illustrators transitioned into a group of graphic artists for hire including Wes Winship, Mike Davis, George Thompson, Todd Bratrud, and Aaron Horkey. While exploring effective DIY techniques for printing concert posters, Winship quickly found that screenprinting would also serve as a way to reproduce his and his friends’ other artwork, creating printed editions of art which could be sold at affordable prices.

After officially naming the studio Burlesque, the focus on screenprinting led the group to design and print concert posters while fine-tuning their skills and printing equipment with each project. As the workflow grew, so did the desire to learn more about all aspects of the screenprinting process. To this day, Burlesque continues to push the envelope by producing 10, 15, and even 20+ color screenprinted posters which capture astonishingly accurate details. In recent years, artists such as Ron English, Tara McPherson, Jim Phillips, Richey Beckett, and Tom Whalen have all sought out Burlesque for the screenprinted production of their artwork.

Press Check is a collection of screenprinted work spanning Burlesque’s entire career – from Wes Winship’s cut-and-paste Arcade Fire pastiche to Mike Davis’ clean but stylized vector illustrations to art prints produced for graffiti / graphic design icons 123Klan, renaissance draftsman Aaron Horkey, musician and fine artist John Baizley, Seventh Letter artists Sever, Ewok, and Vize, as well as work from David Choe, Ron English, Aaron Draplin, and more.

Current Burlesque of North America full timers:

WES WINSHIP: co-principal, graphic artist, print shop R&D
MIKE DAVIS: co-principal, graphic artist, public relations
BEN LAFOND: lead screenprinter, photographer
JODI MILBERT: general manager, artist relations
SARAH SCHATZ: screenprinter


The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036

Opening Reception: October 16, 2015 | 7-10pm

On view: October 16 – November 4, 2015



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Preview: Revok at Library Street Collective pop-up in Los Angeles | April 10, 2015

March 31 2015 . 09:00pm

REVOK: Los Angeles
April 10 – April 19, 2015

Library Street Collective
1242 Palmetto St. 90013

For more information please visit www.juxtapoz.com

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Limited edition print release | Beautiful new print from DABSMYLA

March 09 2015 . 10:30pm


– 10 color hand pulled screen print
– 18″ x 24″ Deckle Edged Coventry Rag 290gsm
– Signed, Editioned and Embossed
– Edition: 100
– Hand embellished by DABS MYLA with spray paint

For more information please visit www.dabsmyla.com

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New release from SABER | “CITY OF ANGELZ ECHOPARK” Limited Edition Giclee Print

February 27 2015 . 01:45am



Edition Size: 20 Giclee / Signed & Numbered
Dimensions: 20″ W x 26″ H Print Size, Image size 16″ W x 20″ H with 2″ White Border
Materials: Epson Fine Art Cold Press Bright
Acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a bright textured finish. Epson UltraChrome HDR Pigment Inks
Each print comes with a signed COA

Available at shop.saberone.com

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Opening recap of | “SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE READY” new works by TRAV at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery

February 25 2015 . 03:27am


On display February 21 – March 7, 2015

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Find out more information at theseventhletter.com

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