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The Walkmen / Etsy Pre-order Packages

2010-08-26

The Walkmen have teamed up with ETSY.com to offer limited edition packages and items inspired by their new album LISBON. For the collaboration, they've selected three ETSY.com artists to collectively design a unique silkscreen print insert, album poster, and
t-shirt. For those unfamiliar, ETSY.com is an online marketplace for homemade, one-of-a-kind items. The featured packages will be available exclusively on ETSY.com in The Walkmen Etsy store.

PACKAGES/ITEMS:

1. LISBON CD + AUTOGRAPHED 7 INCH + SILKSCREEN INSERT
LISBON hardcover digipack CD + Yusuf Sevincli designed autographed 7"
vinyl containing A-Side "Weight On My Shoulders" and B-Side "Good Days
Carry On". Each 7" contains a Beauideal designed limited-edition
silkscreen insert (limited edition of 200).

2. LISBON VINYL + LISBON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD + AUTOGRAPHED 7 INCH + SILKSCREEN INSERT
180 gram, 12", gatefold LISBON vinyl + Yusuf Sevincli designed
autographed 7" vinyl containing A-Side "Weight On My Shoulders" and
B-Side "Good Days Carry On". Each 7" contains a Beauideal designed
limited-edition silkscreen insert (limited edition of 200).

3. LISBON INSPIRED WALKMEN POSTER
Limited-edition 14 x 18 inch poster designed by Etsy artist LittleTired (limited edition of 150 prints). 
 

4. LISBON INSPIRED WALKMEN CORK TEE SHIRT
Limited-edition Cork tee shirt designed by Etsy artist Sheepshead.  All tee shirts printed on American Apparel.
 

***PLEASE NOTE: T-shirts and posters are not included in the LP/CD
packages.  All orders must be submitted by Wed, Sept 10th to ensure
arrival by LISBON release date of 9/14.***

ABOUT THE DESIGNS:

Etsy Artist Beauideal: Silkscreen Insert for 7" Description:
The artwork inserts are inspired by the beautiful pavement
designs, mosaics, and motifs found throughout Portugal. This specific
design mirrors the actual elaborate pavement pattern in Cais SodrĂ©, a
vibrant port and train station in Lisbon. It's one of the most active
places in the city with people meeting, waiting, parting, rushing to
work or home, or crossing the river for beautiful views of the city
and nightlife. It's filled with stories, romance, and emotions,
sparking the design for The Walkmen's Lisbon single. The artwork
inserts are hand screen-printed using 3 colors on grey heavy weight
paper.  For more from Beauideal please click HERE.

Etsy Artist LittleTired: Poster Description:
The patterns contained in this composition are partly mimicked
from decorative tiles used throughout Portugal and partly inspired by
them, made in my own artistic language. The almost unequivocal
saturation of decorative tile and brickwork found in Lisbon alone is
reason enough to marvel at this grand old city. Mingled amongst these
vibrant patterns one can also denote imagery that represents elements
of The Walkmen's music that is similar in vibrancy and brilliance.
Each poster is silk-screened by hand using 3 colors on heavy
100lb cold-pressed paper.  For more from LittleTired please click HERE.
 

Etsy Artist Sheepshead:  LISBON inspired Cork Tee Shirt Printed on American Apparel:
Cork is wonderful thing. It doesn't just stop up your wine bottles and
make bulletin boards, it's got a ton of other uses including making
saxophones sound nice. It also played an important role in science.
Robert Hooke discovered cells in 1665 while examining cork under a
microscope. The Walkmen might not have a saxophone player in the band,
but this cork cell tee was made especially for the release of their new
album, Lisbon. Portugal produces half of the world's cork, and The
Walkmen have produced 11 great new songs on Lisbon. For more from
Sheepshead please click HERE.

Artists in this story: The Walkmen

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