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Upcoming Events

Hey guys – it’s been a while since we have updated here. Besides moving across the country, Hero has some big changes cooking, so we have had our noses to the grindstone and we are just getting it all done. More on all that soon enough. We hope to start announcing some of the changes [...]

One Last Epic Buffalo Hero Poster Sale!! $3 Scratch and Dent Posters & More!

One Last Epic Buffalo Hero Poster Sale!! $3 Scratch and Dent Posters & More!

  The time has come for ONE LAST EPIC BUFFALO HERO POSTER SALE $3 scratch ‘n dent posters, sold out and rare prints, etc! Help us lighten our load as we drive across the US! One for the road!! Our last epic Hero poster sale in Buffalo is this SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16th! At the Town [...]

Tubes Across America - Hero Moving Sale

Tubes Across America – Hero Moving Sale

  Tubes Across America Mystery Tube Sale After over a year and a half of plotting and planning, it’s time to load-up the Honda Element, attach a trailer and start heading west to our new home in Long Beach, California. As we make this epic journey there is only so much room in our sensible-sized [...]


Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Ho Ho Ho – it’s that time again!! We very much appreciate your support always, but especially this time of year. By spending your money with small, independently owned businesses, like ours, your money not only goes further, but it is supporting a business built with love and care (ok and maybe some blood, sweat [...]

Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh, this Saturday 12/8

Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh, this Saturday 12/8

Hero will be setup this Saturday, December 8th at the Handmade Arcade from 11am-7pm at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) in Downtown Pittsburgh. We hope you come out to see us and all of the other lovely vendors to get some handmade goods crafted with love for your holiday gifts this year!  Oh [...]

Adventures in Design Podcast Live in Chicago this Friday 11/30

Adventures in Design Podcast Live in Chicago this Friday 11/30

Hello designers, hello illustrators, hello Chicago residents, midwestern design nerds and anyone coming into Chicago this weekend for Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market or for whatever reason your travels take you there. This Friday night, Adventures In Design will be recording our 18th show LIVE upstairs at Schubas Tavern. We’ll have plenty of great guests [...]


Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market - Chicago December 1 + 2

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market – Chicago December 1 + 2

Back on the road again, Hero will be set up this weekend in Chicago at the 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market!  Join us and lots of other indie makers! December 1 + 2, 2012 from 11am-6pm each day at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk St.) for the coziest Renegade Craft Fair of them all! The Chicago Holiday Market [...]

The Hero East Coast Tour - November 2012

The Hero East Coast Tour – November 2012

  We are super excited to be hitting the road this Friday for 10 days! We took the summer off from events and we are back and hitting the pavement hard! We hope to see some of you along the way as we visit some of our favorite east coast cities!   Saturday, November 10 [...]

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market - Brooklyn - November 17 + 18

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market – Brooklyn – November 17 + 18

We are so excited to be taking part in the first-ever Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Brooklyn which will take place on November 17 + 18, 2012 from 11am-6pm each day at the East River State Park (aka the Williamsburg Waterfront)! We’ll be hitting everyone’s favorite borough after our 10 day east coast road trip and we [...]


Adventures In Design Podcast Live at Masthead Print Studio in Philly

Adventures In Design Podcast Live at Masthead Print Studio in Philly

Adventures In Design Podcast Proudly Presents A Live Town Hall Shop Talk from Masthead Print Studio in Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by The French Paper Company, Masthead Print Studio & AIGA Thursday, November 15th, 2012Doors Open at 6:00pmShow Starts at 7:00pmHero’s Popup Shop will be open till 10:00pm   Hosted by AID’s Mark Brickey (Hero Design [...]

Hero will be in DC for Crafty Bastards

Hero will be in DC for Crafty Bastards

We are so excited to be participating for the first time at the Crafty Bastards one-day arts and craft fair in Washington, DC on Saturday November 10th, 2012. Now in its 9th year, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the [...]

"Always Enjoy Free Candy" New Halloween Art Print - Special Limited Time Sale

“Always Enjoy Free Candy” New Halloween Art Print – Special Limited Time Sale

“Always Enjoy Free Candy” our brand new Halloween-Inspired Art Print is now available in the Hero web store and we are running a limited time promotion from now until Halloween night. This is a 16″ x 20″ 3-color silkscreen print, hand-printed with non-toxic water based inks and printed on 100# French Pop-Tone Paper in Orange Fizz. [...]


New Kitchen 8×10 Art Print – It's Best Fresh from the Farm

New Kitchen 8×10 Art Print – It’s Best Fresh from the Farm

We release out next print in our ongoing series of kitchen and food inspired prints, in collaboration with Beth’s food blog Tasty Yummies. “It’s Best Fresh from the Farm” is an 8″ x 10″ two color silkscreen poster, printed with non-toxic water based ink, and printed on Accent Opaque Smooth White 100# cover stock. This is [...]

New Kitchen 8x10 Art Print - "People Who Love to Eat are Always the Best People" - Julia Child

New Kitchen 8×10 Art Print – “People Who Love to Eat are Always the Best People” – Julia Child

People Who Love to Eat are Always the Best People” – Julia Child Preach Julia!! She sure knew what she was talking about!! This print is the next in our ongoing series of kitchen and food inspired prints, in collaboration with Beth’s food blog Tasty Yummies. This is an 8″ x 10″ two color silkscreen [...]

The Adventures in Design Podcast LIVE in Chicago - September 26!

The Adventures in Design Podcast LIVE in Chicago – September 26!

If you live in the Chicago area and you’ve been enjoying the Adventures in Design Podcast you should swing by our live show on Wednesday, September 26th at Schubas Tavern. We’ll have some amazing live guests, that are way more talented than us, we’ll even attempt to make you laugh and or cry. I hope [...]


Hero in Cleveland for the Centennial Market and more!

Hero in Cleveland for the Centennial Market and more!

  This upcoming weekend we will be in Cleveland, OH for the Centennial Market on Saturday, September 22. The Centennial Market is a joint production of Made in the 216 and Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland in cooperation with Ohio City, Inc. which will feature handmade/artisanal items from Cleveland’s (and other surrounding area’s) vibrant regional creative community. [...]

"Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost" - New Art Print

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” – New Art Print

Our brand new art print “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” is now available for purchase from our webstore and our etsy store. This 3-color 16″ x 20″ art print featuring the J. R. R. Tolkien quote, is hand silkscreen printed with non-toxic water based inks on Accent Opaque Smooth White 100# cover stock. [...]

Clutter s i x - September Edition - Buffalo's DIY Market

Clutter s i x – September Edition – Buffalo’s DIY Market

We are super excited to be vending at Clutter S I X Buffalo’s DIY Market! CLUTTER is Buffalo’s Bi-Monthly DIY/Indie Market catering to collectors, wearable and visual artists and everyone in between. Their mission is to provide a hand-picked market of vendors driven toward the DIY approach of creating artistic and useful products. At each [...]


2012 Button-O-Matic Series from Busy Beaver

2012 Button-O-Matic Series from Busy Beaver

  Busy Beaver Button Co. and our good pals, Delicious Design League have teamed up to create a 10th Anniversary edition of the Busy Beaver Button-O-Matic series! Specially curated by the folks at Delicious Design League, the series features a mix of celebrated artists who have made their name creating posters for rock shows, aka “gig-poster” artists. [...]

We're Talking Proud - A New Buffalo Art Print and Test Prints

We’re Talking Proud – A New Buffalo Art Print and Test Prints

Our brand new Buffalo-themed art print, We’re Talking Proud is now available in our easy store and our web store! This print was screen printed live at our pop-up shop this past weekend at Modern Nostalgia on Hertel as part of the Shop Rock N’ Stroll event. This 16″ x 20″  hand printed poster features our hand-drawn [...]

The Wall: Inside the Poster Studio

The Wall: Inside the Poster Studio

We are very honored to be included in the brand new book The Wall: Inside The Poster Studio. An inside look into the design studios of the gig poster community. The Wall returns for a second volume focused on the studio and workspaces of the modern masters of gig poster design. Thirty One of the world’s [...]


I Love to Cook, I Love to Bake - New 8x10 Art Prints

I Love to Cook, I Love to Bake – New 8×10 Art Prints

    We just released two brand new kitchen-related 8″ x 10″ silkscreened art prints. “I Love to Cook” and “I Love to Bake” are both 2-color hand silkscreen printed with non-toxic water based inks on Accent Opaque Smooth White 100# cover stock. These are available now in the Hero etsy store. These prints would [...]

Hero at Modern Nostalgia this Friday for Shop, Rock N Stroll

Hero at Modern Nostalgia this Friday for Shop, Rock N Stroll

This upcoming Friday – August 24th, Hero will be set up all day at Modern Nostalgia for a quick and casual pop-up shop plus we’ll be printing live, on the street in the evening as part of the Shop, Rock N Stroll event on the North Park Theater Block on Hertel Avenue. Besides being set [...]

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Art Print

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” Art Print

Our brand new art print “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is now available for purchase from our webstore and our etsy store. This 3-color 16″ x 20″ art print featuring the famous Pink Floyd lyrics, was hand silkscreen printed with non-toxic water based inks on Accent Opaque Smooth White 100# cover stock. This is a signed [...]