Bushwick Artist Showcase Poster – July 6th

Here is the poster for our upcoming Bushwick Artist Showcase on Sunday July 6th at the Sunset – featuring Mike Votava, Sam Russell, and Wes Wedell. It should be a fantastic show. Let me know what you think of the poster (I know the dude who made it).

*poster design by Mike Votava


Bushwick Picks: Summer Reading

The solstice has signaled the official beginning of summer, and as we all head off to our various iterations of vacation in the coming weeks, it’s time to refresh the book shelves and playlists. Today the Bushwick Blog writers are sharing some picks.
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The Bookshelf Report

Bookshelf Report: Punk Rockers Read Books Too

i heart books shirt bushwick josh hammackThe Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf comes from Josh Hammack — punk rocker and Bushwick enthusiast. He hearts books (he has the the t-shirt to prove it). He also has a bookshelf full of books and miscellaneous doodads. Stay tuned, he will tell you all about it below.

When Josh isn’t reading or doing boring homework he’s rocking that bass for his punk band Proud Failures.

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10 Quotes From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley was just twenty years of age when Frankenstein was first published back in 1818. Man, that was a long time ago. Fast forward nearly 200 years later to present day – our Bushwick book scientists worked around the clock to hand select the 10 best quotes from this ancient tomb. But they didn’t stop there. They went so far as to convert Mary Shelley’s primordial analog words into a futuristic digital format specifically designed to delight your visual senses and stimulate your non-zombie brains.

And stimulate they will…

*designs by Travis Young


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The Hardest Books You’ve Never Read

The other day on Buzzfeed, Louis Peitzman put together a list of the 25 Most Challenging Books You Will Ever Read. I was disappointed to see that I had read ZERO of the books on the list. As someone who prides herself on (attempting to be) well read this was a punch in the gut. It got me thinking about difficult books. Hard books. Challenging books. What’s the deal with those guys? Read more

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bushwick Show Teaser Trailer Video

So you’ve probably heard by now that we have a big book inspired show happening this Friday – original music inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

It is going to be a lot of fun  There will be music, friends, food and a plethora of icy boozy drinks!

What’s that you say?

“I want to come to the show but I haven’t read the book yet.”

No problem, Bushwick has got your back. All you need to do is watch this short video (created by Aimee Zoe, written by Joy Mills) and funny man Emmett Montgomery will fill you in on everything you need to know about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.


Song of the Week: Don’t Put Yourself Down by Sean Morse | inspired by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Imagine you just got hit in the head with something that might have been part of your house. Imagine you’re a young woman in blue and white checked gingham. Imagine your friends have extremely limited powers of self-reflection. You just want to help, so you tell them everything you love and respect about them, the things they themselves can’t seem to see. Then they sing along in glorious harmony and agreement at how awesome they are. This is the story of Dorothy’s friends, and how they learned to love themselves.

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Poster Design by Michael Wallenfels

Ladies and gentlemen… your eyeballs are going to love this…

I now present to you the poster for our upcoming event – original Music Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein… hand crafted by the amazing Michael Wallenfels.

Remember kids, this show is happening on Friday June 20th at a very secret Seattle location. You are welcome to join us, and I hope you do,  but you will need to RSVP via email with us before hand.  Don’t be shy about it, click the button below and let us know you’re coming!




The Bookshelf Report

Bookshelf Report: Tom Mohrman of Wonder And Risk Has Nice Shelves (if you know what I mean)

tomMohrmanThe Bookshelf Report is an ongoing series where a Bushwick reader invites us into their home and shares a little bit about the books that occupy their shelves.

Today’s bookshelf comes from none other than Tom Mohrman. Tom is an avid supporter of the Seattle arts community and an all around nice guy. He is the creator of Wonder and Risk – an awesome website dedicated to highlighting the creative minds that help make Seattle such an amazing place to live.


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How do you organize your books?

I’ve tried by color. It’s cute, and nigh impossible to find anything. I kind of favor by category now, grouping authors/subjects. What you see is my paired-down collection. I’ve recently donated a bunch of stuff.

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Song of the Week: Let Me Go by Vince Mtz. | inspired by H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

After reading H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine I was inspired by two main concepts:

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