The Berkeley-LA publisher bridges digital and analog technology to make printmaking accessible to all.
The ethos behind Tiny Splendor is accessibility: to provide an affordable option for everyone to own and make art. Since the beginning, when members were selling ’zines on the streets, they have not kept any profits for themselves. They funnel whatever they earn back into the equipment, rent, or materials to keep the press going. Now, the publisher sells most of its work at events, such as the San Francisco Zine Fest and other national and international fairs. It also sells work on its website at TinySplendor.com.
Tiny Splendor has evolved to offer memberships to artists, many of whom are recent art school grads, to allow them access to the Tiny Splendor printmaking equipment, which also includes a stone lithography setup. The publisher offers classes and sponsors events, such as the sixth annual East Bay Print Sale, which is scheduled from Dec. 7 to 9 at its Berkeley location. Look for thousands of unframed prints priced from $1 to $500 from over 100 artists. See EastBayPrintSale.com for more information.
Tiny Splendor, 1006 Pardee St., Berkeley, TinySplendor.com.