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Iowan-Made Handmade 2012 Calendars

basemint, 2012, calendar, year of the dragon, screenprint calendar, japan, japan calendar, sumo, bike calendar, screenprint calendarPin It January 1st, The Juice rans a "Handmade in Iowa" Calendar story featuring two of our favorite artists, Basemint Design (DSM) + Red Velvet Press (CF) - both of whom stock their designs here.

basemint, 2012, calendar, year of the dragon, screenprint calendar, des moines calendar, iowa calendar, japan, japan calendar, sumo, bike calendar, screenprint calendarBasemint's 2012 Year of the Dragon Calendar is hand-screened + the designs are all inspired by one-half of the Basemint duo's recent Japan trip.  There's a dragon, karaoke, a bicycle, a sumo, a video game controller and of course, a giant city-wrecking robot.  Each month can be recycled next year as a little note or print included in that month's borthday gift.  Cool, huh? Basemint also creates amazing gig posters, art prints and kids/baby tees - all handscreened. Look for more of their work in our webshop. Calendar $26 online or in-store.

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