1. This week’s ink and gold foil letterpress design on FiveSpotDerby was created by illustrating the thought provoking words of Christopher Poindexter. Every word/letter from the following quote has been twisted/warped/distorted to make up this limited edition print:

    “I have this
    dream where I keep
    all my favorite feelings
    in mason jars
    and bring them out
    and open them when
    I feel empty-
    I call the
    dream ‘Paradise’
    Not because all
    of the feelings
    are happy
    but because I
    am in love
    with feeling a
    little bit of
    everything.”

    -Christopher Poindexter

     
  2. Featured on FiveSpotDerby this week is an all new design created by warping/twisting the words from the following quote:

    “Look to this day, for it is life. The very life of life. Within its brief span, lies all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth. The glory of action. The splendor of beauty. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is but a vision. But, today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”- Bruce Lee

    A huge thanks to TEKST fan Matt J. for submitting the quote. If you have a quote you would like to see transformed into a piece by TEKST click here to drop us a line.

     
  3. Just launched a trimmed down redesign for FiveSpotDerby.com If nothing else, make sure you check out the all new archive!

     
  4. This week’s letterpress design was created by warping/twisting the words from the following quote:

    “ To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

    The quote comes from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

     
  5. On FiveSpotDerby.com This week:

    Lovebirds

    This design was created by warping/twisting/distorting the word “Love” written in 24 different languages.

    Piece Details

    13″ x 20″ Letterpress Print

    Ink and Metallic Foil design.

    Due to the application method for the foil no two prints are alike. Each one has a unique color layout.

    Hand signed and numbered.

    Languages included: (from top left to bottom right) Latvian, Norwegian, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Estonian, Finnish, English, Lithuanian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, Romanian, Danish, German, Icelandic, Czech, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian

    Only 75 prints available!

     
  6. Just released on FiveSpotDerby.com is an all new design by TEKSTartist. This letterpress anatomical heart design was created by warping/twisting/distorting the words from the following quote:

    "Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange little things that make your weird little heart happy."

    This design is limited to 70 prints. Head over to the derby now and snag one of these hand signed and numbered prints while they last. 

     

  7. Anonymous said: Is there anyway to still purchase these posters?

    All prints (that we still currently have in stock are available here: http://fivespotderby.com/shop/ 

    Hope this helps!

     

  8. Anonymous said: Is there any way to get a George gorge concert poster. My daughter and I attended that concert and it is one of my favorite memories with her. I just dropped her off at Cornell University across the country and already miss her terribly. I would love to send her that poster to hang on her dorm wall, it is a beautifuliece of art. Thanks

    I believe I have 1 left! Email me at me@TEKSTartist@gmail.com and I’ll do what I can to make sure it ends up in your hands!

     

  9. yaleblade said: Hey man, I was wondering if you still had the print to the pepper poster that you made about a year ago, I thought that was one of the sickest things ever.

    I do! Email me at me@TEKSTartist.com and I’ll shoot you info on how to snag a print!

    Cheers!

     

  10. Anonymous said: If we wanted to frame your prints, what size frame do you suggest?

    Two options: 

    Simple Framing: The closest “standard” frame size is 13” x 19” Almost all of the designs we have released so far can be trimmed down (an inch on the long side) without losing the aesthetic of the design. Not ideal, but for the budget conscious it works perfectly.

    Ideal Framing: I think these look best in an 18” x 24” frame with a simple mat complimentary to the color of the design.

    Hope this helps!

    If you have any additional questions shoot me an email to me@TEKSTartist.com

    Cheers!