Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Handmade Nation

The following was taken off the official Handmade Nation website:
Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize the marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Fueled by the common thread of creating, Handmade Nation explores a burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking.

In 2006 first time director Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities, interviewing 80 individuals. Levine captured the virtually tight-knit community that exists through websites, blogs and online stores and connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were also conducted in artist studios and homes of the featured makers.

And I'n super excited to find out that it's now available on DVD! You can get them here or here & I'm getting a copy of my own for sure as I'm an ardent supporter of all things Handmade (as you, dear readers, know).

Check out the trailer below. It's going to make you want to shout "Yaaaay, Go DIY!" & it especially makes me especially proud to be part (albeit a small part) of the movement :)


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