Monday, October 4, 2010


ok so if you're reading this then you've found our new site and new blog location!

Josh from Sirtin Studios has been working with us for months getting our new design up and running. We hope you love it we do! Our new blog is on word press so you can either keep up with it on our site or save this link-look forward to hearing your feed back about it!!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's October!

And, that means Halloween and the annual Dia de los Muertos show, at Young Blood this year! Mark your calenders early! It will be, without a doubt, an awesomely great time with cool work!
The show is October 30th, but don't worry, we'll remind you again!

To hold you over, here are a few items in the shop right now!

Flasks by DnA Creations

Sephina's Secret by Illustrated Ink

Dia de los Muertos tee by PartyBots

Have a great week everyone!


Friday, October 1, 2010


Hey y'all! Just giving a little shoutout to some friends I have that are going to be a part of FLUX tonight! First off, Rebecca, one fifth of our amazing Young Blood team is going to be doing a performance there (9-midnight!!) and our buds from Signs for Dimes just got done posting up a mural for Atlanta artist, Carolyn Carr! Check it! and hope to see everyone there!!

Carolyn Carr: Tomorrow is Another Day

A participating Flux Projects Work of Art

FLUX is a one-night public art celebration presented by Flux Projects in the streets, on the building and in the spaces of the Castleberry Hill Art District. The event includes large and small-scale projections, performance, multimedia projects, and public interactions.

Tomorrow is Another Day was conceived and designed by Artist Carolyn Carr and executed by atraditional sign painting company, Signs for Dimes. Carr employed the artists of Signs for Dimes to hand paint the text, Tomorrow is Another Day, which will cover almost all of the facade of the two story building, Stable 1897, located in Castleberry Hill.

Tomorrow is Another Day is the last line spoken in the epic film, Gone With the Wind. This text was chosen by Carr for these words, in the context of past and present conditions, beg questions about contemporary life while simultaneously acting to promote optimism in a complex social and political urban arena. This work is part of a larger body of work that examines personal and social realities via a non-linear narrative.
Carr’s upcoming exhibitions will be in November 2010 at Gavlak Gallery,, New York City and January at the Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach.
Signs For Dimes,, established in March 2010, works in the time honored tradition of custom, hand painted advertisement, to bring more color and creative aspects to the urban landscape. The signs for Dimes Team includes Adam McNeil, William Mitchell and Melanie Wade.
Carolyn Carr has been a resident of Castleberry Hill since 1996. Carr lives between Atlanta and NY, but calls Atlanta home. She is represented by the Gavlak Gallery in NY and Palm Beach.
Who: Artist Carolyn Carr employs Signs For Dimes to execute her
work of art, Tomorrow is Another Day, for Flux Projects.
What: Live mural painting by the Signs for Dimes Team and
discussion with Carolyn Carr in preparation for Flux Projects
When: Starting on Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Where: Castleberry Hill, 261 Peters Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30313
Why: To gain perspective on the production of a public work of art
as Carolyn Carr prepares for her Flux project with the aide of
the Signs for Dimes team.
Carolyn Carr has been a resident of Castleberry Hill since 1996. Carr lives between Atlanta and NY, but calls Atlanta home. She is represented by the Gavlak Gallery in NY and Palm Beach. Carr is married to fellow artist, Michael Gibson, who is also the creative partner of Ideas Define.
Signs for Dimes was founded in March 2010. The office and studio is located in Old Fourth Ward.
Signs for Dimes Team:
Adam McNeil: 8 years of font/lettering/painting experience.
William Mitchell: current SCAD student, major: illustration. US Coast Guard-4 years
Melanie Wade: current Georgia State Univ. student, major: Journalism; concentration in Public Relations, Minor:Printmaking. Classically trained art background in graphic design, screen printing, and photography.
Signs for Dimes Client list:
Fat Matt's Rib Shack
Sauced; dinner and drinks
Terra Mater Salon, Decatur
Divine Eatery, Turner Field concessions trailer
Mi Barrio-Mexican restaurant
Young Blood, gallery-Indie arts&crafts boutique
Art for the Beltline Projects-off Ponce de Leon
Glass Inc.- glass repair on Glen Iris
The Cookie Man-rapper, baker.
Nawlins-Creole restaurant East Atlanta

anddd they even did our sign!

xo, jen

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sneek Peek of Show This Saturday and Fall Festival!

Faryn Davis and Linda Plaisted

Here are some of the BOMB new items in the shop:

and jewelry from Faryn Davis, one of the artists in this Saturday's show:

And don't forget to check out the Fall Fun Festival this Saturday!

The event will include live music from 12PM-5PM in the Ballroom Lounge and courtyard,
art and craft vendors, antiques, BBQ, family friendly activities, and much more!
They will also be hosting an open house so those who are not familiar with the 80+ room hotel can take a tour and learn some history about the most historic inn in the neighborhood.

Monday, September 27, 2010

SHOOT! Don't miss ACP this month!

Hey all you photography lovers! Atlanta Celebrates Photography is upon us and there is some great work around the city worth checking out!
Our show opens this Saturday and a lot of our art buddies have photography shows up through October as well.

Check out the guide for a full listing of shows going on-

at YB!

2010, Erin Spangler 2010, DornBrothers 2009, Michael Koehler

at Kibbee! at Mint! at Get This!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Midnight Preview!

Hello little night owls!

I hope everyone's had a lovely weekend and is looking forward to a great week!

I'm very excited to give you guys a sneak-peek of some beautiful/awesome/unique work that's making it's way to us right now!

Julia Pott is an illustrator and animator from london and her work kicks ass! Here are a couple of my favorites!

Wooly Bear, Limited Edition Print

Why Won't You Love Me?, print

Goodnight All!


Friday, September 24, 2010

New Pretties

Hi blogger friends!

Since there's no competing with yesterday's blog celebrating our trifecta of awards from Creative Loafing (thanks Atlanta!), and those won by our fabulous friends (Lucha Rodriguez, Beep Beep Gallery, Eyedrum, Atlanta Cupcake Factory and so many more!), I'll let you in on some of the new inventory we've recently received :)

As always, we have pretty things in the shop this week. Some newbies include Verameat jewelry, Mary Beth's Art by Mary Beth Heishman and jewelry by Freshie and Zero.

First up, Verameat:

Verameat's "Pint-Sized Cosmonaut"

Badass "oozie" ring--ours is sterling silver.

My personal favorite, the "Indians and Bears" necklace in sterling.

Next to bat is Mary Beth's Art:

Super adorable and affordable framed prints of her art.

"Faux taxidermy" jewelry holders (we have bunny ones too!) in teal, ivory, candy apple green...

And another home-runner, Freshie and Zero:

"Lolly" Earrings

"Daisy" necklace

Congrats again to our fellow CL "best of" winners. Stop by the shop and say hello!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Best of ATL!

We're SO excited to announce that we won THREE Reader's Pick Best of Atlanta awards this year from Creative Loafing! Best Gallery, Best Place to Score Affordable Art, and Best Local Place to Buy Indie Crafts! We can honestly not contain ourselves and want to thank everyone for the constant support we receive!

With that being said, here's a shoutout to some of our friends and favorites who also won. What can we say, we're so happy to be in Atlanta and among such good company! Congrats everyone!

Reader Picks:
Best Indie Crafter: Christy Petterson and Becky Striepe
Best Advocate for the Arts: WonderRoot
Best Gallery Spotlighting Local Artists: Beep Beep Gallery
Best Underground Art Space: Eyedrum
Best Opening: Here We Hide featuring Sam Parker, Joe Tsambiras, and the Paper Twins
Best Art Exhibit in a Gallery: Here We Hide
Best Local Arts Blog: Burnaway
Best Art Party: Art Papers Art Auction
Best Cupcakes: Atlanta Cupcake Factory
Best Restaurant for a First Date: Top Flr
Best Neighborhood Festival: Inman Park Festival
Best Tattoo Studio: 13 Roses
Best Piercing Parlor: Kolo
Best Outdoor Farmers Market: East Atlanta Village Farmer's Market
Best CDs: Criminal Records
Best Local Mainstream Act: Mastodon
Best Local Electronic Act: Sonen

Critic's Pick:
Best Emerging Visual Artist: Lucha Rodriguez
Best Collective Artistic ''Oh Hell Naw!": March on the Capitol
Best Graf Writer: Hense
Best Gallery: Whitespace
Best Gallery Spotlighting Local Artists: Beep Beep Gallery
Best Underground Art Space: MINT Gallery
Best Bar Snacks: The Sound Table
Best Doughnut: Sublime
Best Popsicles: King of Pops
Best Tattoo Studio: Only You Tattoo

This is just a small small portion of the awards.. check out the rest here!

In other news, be sure to check out Lloyd Benjamin's new show up at Solomon Projects!

Thanks again, Atlanta! It's a good good day for us :)

xo, jen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coming Soon: Linda Plaisted & Faryn Davis!

We just received the artwork for our upcoming show featuring Linda Plaisted and Faryn Davis and we're excited for the opening! These talented women do amazing work and we're honored to have them at Young Blood.

Come out to the opening on October 2nd and bring your friends!

Linda Plaisted

Faryn Davis

Monday, September 20, 2010

new neck candy!

Good Morning!

I want to bring to your attention these amazing new necklaces we have in the shop!

Hand painted lockets from Khara Ledonne, house gorgeously rendered paintings. They are like little surprises/secrets to wear around your neck!

Khara is super sweet and mega talented, and I thought I knew how beautiful they'd be from seeing them online, but they just blew me away in person!
Her attention to detail on such a tiny space is very impressive;
come by and see her work in person!

have a good week everyone!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall in the Atl

For all of you who haven't been counting down, the first day of fall is coming up on September 22nd. Fall in Atlanta is one of our more happenin' times, and this weekend is kind of its jumping off point.
The goings-ons:
The 4th annual Atlanta Arts Festival runs September 18-19 in Piedmont Park from 10a.m.-7p.m. on Saturday and 10a.m.-6p.m. on Sunday. I know where I'll be going on my day off! I'm ashamed to admit that I've never been; the prospect of 200+ vendors to peruse is too good to pass up.

Sometime before or after the Arts Festival, you should make your way to Young Blood for the Traveling Trunk Show, which will be up from 2-7 p.m. Come see us! :)

Tomorrow also marks the 13th year of the East Atlanta Strut. Here's the deal-io from their site:

10:00AM to 10:00PM

East Atlanta Village
Flat Shoals Ave at Glenwood Ave

“Now in its 13th year, the East Atlanta Strut is a FREE community organized, one-day festival, featuring live music, art and events...including Atlanta's quirkiest parade! The day starts off with a 5k STRUT.
All proceeds from the day go to neighborhood charities and organizations and support local businesses.”

We've been getting some new fall stuff in store as well, so come by and see what we got!

Photo courtesy of Khara Ledonne from her etsy. We have this one-of-a-kind beauty in store!

Later gaters,


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photos from "Knock on Wood"

Sanithna Phansavanh, the man himself.

Aziree, our PR intern and bartender for the night.

Rebecca and Jen


The Modern Skirts!

Laurel and Louis

Kelly and Wade and Holly the intern who we miss mucho.