What kind of evening typifies Queensland for you? The humidity was high and there was rain fluctuating from spurts to pours, but this didn’t slow the punters for Queenslake.
The turnout was humbling. We heard reports of people waiting up to 45 minutes to join us inside the sweaty bar to view letterpress prints from some of Queensland’s leading designers and illustrators. At this stage we haven’t received official numbers from Kerbside, but the bar was kept at capacity from 6:30pm to late in the evening. With over 300 RSVPs to the event on Facebook we are confident that we cleared that number through the door, if not more.
The lads behind the bar did a wonderful job slinging ciders, keeping the crowd cool while the subtle sounds of Pat Tierney’s acoustic crooning filled the wet air. It was great to see a good mix of Brisbane’s advertising and design industry coming together to celebrate the craft and creativity of local talents.
And celebrate we did, raising over $9,900 on the night alone. Though this is just the beginning, the prints are now for sale here, and you can also view more pictures of the prints in Part 1, 2 and 3 of the catalogue.
Queenslake Letterpress Exhibition. from Camille Santiago on Vimeo.
The amazing video and the photos above were taken by Camille, you should check out her blog. The photos below were taken by Anna, she’s not even on Facebook!