Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pretty Things Spotlight: * Binary Winter *



Eco-friendly clothing is nothing new, but standing out from the recent onslaught of eco-friendly apparel choices is.

Welcome to the wunderful world of the Binary Winter Press! Their guilt-free clothing is proudly sweatshop-free and printed by hand in a vegan workshop.









"Our designs are an amalgam of the things we love best, from Art Nouveau to robots, satellites and the ballet of flight. We are smitten with willowy lines and charmed by the grace of machinery."




You can tell that
owners Cody and Sheatiel have a blast doing what they do, which what I love because it shows in their work. Their cute, quirky designs are fun, flirty, sweet and a little bit Steampunk in a most exciting way.






Spotlight: Binary Winter

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BinaryWinter is…
Binary Winter Press is Cody Vrosh and Sheatiel Sarao. Cody draws, Sheatiel writes, and we both do design. We recently escaped from San Francisco to the charming little island town of Alameda. You have to travel on a bridge or an underwater tunnel to get onto the island, so it feels remote and secret, even though it's only a few minutes drive into SF. We love it!

What inspires you?
Everything. There is a crushing amount of
beautiful things in the world. The hard part is deciphering it all. Our stuff is an amalgamation of all the things we love, from animals to astronauts. We find technology to be delicate and graceful. We especially have a soft spot for displaced technologies, old typewriters and gear work machines that once upon a time seemed so futuristic and are now obsolete. We feel sad for them and try to rescue them whenever we can.

Apart from creating things, what do you guys do for fun?
Dancing, reading, and making yummy vegan foods. We also love comic book conventions. Technically, its work for us because we usually have a booth, but we get to meet a lot of awesome creative folks and have so much fun.


What has been your most memorable moment selling your clothing/art?
A girl recently got our dove design tattooed on
her shoulder, that was pretty sweet. And Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation bought one of our shirts. And seeing any tiny babies wearing our onesies is pretty awesome. It's really hard to say, we're still a pretty young company so every new thing that happens is the best thing that's ever happened.

Any advice for fellow artists... Create as much as possible. Inspiration will come when it comes but in the meantime you can practice rendering or new methods. If
p
ossible, never stop, sketch on napkins and write ideas on your hands. Otherwise, set aside time every day when you can practice your craft.




What is Binary Winter's Plan for the business future? A new book, definitely. For the apparel line we would like to expand with more styles and get our gear carried in more boutiques and the like. We'll be rolling out some new designs based on our favorite fairy tales soon, as well.

What would you say makes your clothing and accessories stand out from others? All of our tees are printed on sweatshop free clothing with water-based inks in a vegan workshop, about as guilt free as you can get. Also, our designs incorporate a lot of science fiction elements without being literal about it, we're mad about the geek pride but we'd like to think stylishly so.

Where does the name Binary Winter originate? In our book "The Irrelevant Redemption: A Steampunk Fairytale", there is chapter in which the heroine Emma is lost in a frozen forest. The snowflakes are all 1's and 0's, a Binary Winter that an orphan girl created to keep her angel trapped in ice, until she is ready to fly away with him.



Shop: http://binarywinter.etsy.com
Official Site: www.binarywinter.org
Blog: http://www.binarywinter.blogspot.com



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This Give-a-Way has ended...

This week, one really lucky winner gets a gorgeous tee of her/his choice by Binary Winter. So, make your favourite choice carefully, cuz if you win, that is the tee you will receive.

One such top you might choose, is "Cameo Mecanique".
In Victorian times, a woman's treasured charm was most often
a cameo carved with her own likeness. Adorned with graceful gears and delicate blossoms, "Cameo Mecanique" is a modern take on a timeless charm.

All Binary Winter items are printed with environmentally-friendly water based inks onto sweatshop free American Apparel clothing. The winner chooses from sizes S-XL.


To Enter...
Pick your most favourite Binary Winter tee and then comment here to tell us which item you'd like for your very own if you win!
For an extra entry into this contest...
Post a comment on any other post on my blog, not including artist features.


Most Important Details... If your favourite Binary Winter tee is not part of your comment and/or some sort of viable contact information is not included, your entry will be automatically disqualified. I DO check every single entry. Winner has 3 days to contact me with their mailing address. Give-a-way is shipped out via the artist. The winner's name is drawn out of a most fashionable hat...the old-fashioned way. One entry per person unless you comment on another post on this blog during the week of this feature/contest. All entries must be received by noon on Sunday, July 13th, 2008 PST. Clock on right side of blog so that you can check Los Angeles {PST} time. This contest is open to everyone everywhere.


Best of luck to you, my Pretties!


187 comments:

ThisOldHenHouse said...

Awesome feature at always Raven!!

I'm torn as to my favorite - Love the Tender Time Bomb tee and the Battery Doves Tee ♥

chromiumman said...

love their nevermore tee

louiseb130 said...

I like the Field Agent Bot Tee

Aisling said...

Your shirts are awesome! I think my favorite is Code Green - I really love that one.

Jennifer said...

I love the Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee.

Tonya said...

I love the red tender time bomb scarf.

Anonymous said...

I like the Bee Scientific tee.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Petra said...

Great feature this week, Raven!

I'm loving the Skully Roger Pirate Scoop Neck Tee in Black...YAR! ;)


Petra
quietstorm4951@yahoo.com

winning714 said...

I especially love the green dragonfly Tee. It's gorgeous!

Thanks for the contest!

Shel said...

Gotta love the TeleCarrier Pigeons Tee!

Bunny B said...

This is lovely! I absolutely adore the Space Station Blues tee! Cute stuff! Thanks Raven!

Anonymous said...

I like the Code Green Tee in Cream best.

stinawins at yahoo dot com

carolsue said...

I'd get the Ape Revolution for my hubby--size XL

Anonymous said...

The Nevermore Men's tee in XL please :)

froggypartyof2@aol.com

ky2here said...

XL Nevermore Men's Tee please.

mar said...

Mechanical Dove in Flight is my favorite tee - thank you for the contest

David Johnson said...

XL Mens Nevermore Tee is great, thanks.

vboackle said...

i like the yellow bee scientific tee.

Anonymous said...

nevermore tee

shakerbaby said...

I like the green dragonfly tee! NICE!

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

my favorite is the Code Green Scoop-Neck Tee which I think looks best in cream but any color would be nice. thanks for this contest.

Otu said...

Skully Roger Pirate Scoop Neck Tee in Black, that's my pick. Thanks for the contest!

sudenmorsian(at)gmaildotcom

clynsg said...

Good fantasy worlds are hard to come by. This one sounds as if it might succeed.
clynsg at yahoo.com

cherylfree said...

My favorite is the Code Green Scoop-Neck Tee :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

Paula said...

I really like the Love Bot Tee. It's adorable.

Paula

desnomiep@inac.gc.ca

Erma said...

wmflgI really like the Love Bot Tee. It's adorable

Anna said...

I like the space station blues tee. These are so nice! I love the neckline on them, I hate to have anything really close around my neck so I'd appreciate the scoop neck.

fidofido said...

The mechanical dove in flight tee is awesome! Thanks for the contest

KLM39 said...

I love the "Nevermore" T-shirt

Elena said...

I like Space Station Blues. Thanks for the contest!

kygirl said...

Tender Time Bomb in Brown is my favorite.

Maja said...

Mechanical Dove in Flight

angelina115@hotmail.com

Angel said...

Skully Roger Pirate Scoop Neck Tee in Black

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

Ana said...

Cameo Mecanique

joliexox@hotmail.com

Alice said...

Skully Roger

mverno said...

field agent bot tee

JLYNNF76 said...

Skully Roger Pirate Scoop Neck Tee in Black.

Catherine said...

I love Code Green, but my favorite is TeleCarrier Pigeons. I like the design and the color.

Sunnyvale said...

I like Bee Scientific

tawnda said...

my daughter would LOVE Tender Time Bomb...

invisible neighbor said...

Would love the XL nevermore T

gibson777 said...

I like the Black Raven tee. XL

Annie said...

I like the Nevermore Mens Tee!!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Tina12312 said...

I love the Bee Scientific tee! Thank you so much!

Megan B. said...

Great giveaway, amazing shirts! I would like the Cameo Mecanique Tee if I win, thanks!

lovelyluckymegs@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

I love the Ape Revolution shirt in XL! Thanks!

idyll hands said...

Oooh - what a great feature and giveaway. My favorite design is the TeleCarrier Pigeons - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12108531

Very cool.

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the green dragonfly Tee. Thanks! Beautiful T shirts!

Mllbs3 said...

I really liked the Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee.

Anonymous said...

I like the Nevermore men's tee.

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

daytimedrama said...

I like the Nevermore shirt, The Raven is one of my favorite short stories.

barbarabaker said...

If I should be the winner of this giveaway, I would definitely choose the Tender Time Bomb in Brown...in a size large.

Would love to win!!!

jennem said...

Code Green Scoop-Neck Tee

kasey said...

What cool looking shirts! I liked the Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee - XL
beausdorei@gmail.com

gkstratos said...

Love the graphics. My favorite is Logic Trap.
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

Heather said...

I love the mens wise robot tee

msrodeobrat said...

i like mechanical dove in flight

Patricia said...

I would love the men's Green Dragon Duality Tee

Princess Golden Hair said...

I LOVE the green dragonfly Tee. i think it is so trendy

kara said...

My favorite is the cameo mecanique.
www.kccpets.com click on contact

Erin said...

Love the Cameo Mecanique.
Thanks so much, Raven!

Anonymous said...

I want the raven

Erica C. said...

thanks!
I really like the Telecarrior Pigeons Tee in Womens Medium :)

Sarah Z said...

Hard to pick just one! Love the Moonstruck Chameleon Tee!

believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

kdkdkd said...

Moonstruck Chameleon Tee

Anonymous said...

I like the Field Agent Bot Tee in size Medium.

adr1001025@msn.com

K said...

So hard to choose! I love both Tender Time Bomb and Moonstruck Chameleon.

linett said...

Really like The Code Green T in Cream

elaine said...

These tees are so nice! Really like the Bee Scientific Tee in size Large please.
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

sphinx63 said...

TeleCarrier Pigeons is my fav. Thanks!

C.L. Morin said...

My favourite is the Green Dragon Duality Scoop Tee.

samsakara said...

I love the Golden Dragon Duality shirt in Medium!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Leslie Price said...

Love Bot

freespirited@usa.net

danosor said...

The Bee Scientific Tee is my favorite.

Roxy said...

ok... i love cardiology... so

Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee in small

hockiemack@hotmail.com

krissy said...

i love the TeleCarrier Pigeons Tee

margaret said...

the Bee Scientific Tee is cute

queenoftheclick said...

The shirts are beautiful and the designs on them are unique.

Yet, if I won, I would love the Starshine Chameleon Onesie - that onesie is soooooo adorable! I love the color and the beautiful design.

MikieP said...

Am I allowed to enter? You hardly ever give it up for the men, so I'm gonna.

The mens Nevermore tee in black is my favorite.--Guess I have a thing for Ravens. ;p

Mikiep

Meaghan F. said...

LOVE the Nevermore tee. Poe's my favorite! I like the guy tee the best though, looks more roomy.

Anonymous said...

this tee love the tender time bomb i would love to have in a medium for my loving sister who has cancer i think she would really enjoy it. thank you

windycindy said...

Another great site find! Their tee shirts are wonderfully unique! I like the "Code Green Tee in Cream!" I would need the size XL. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks.....
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

It was hard to pick because all of the designs are great, but I'd go with the TeleCarrier Pigeons Tee.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

kassy said...

Ooh, definitely "logic trap", I'm taking logic at school this quarter.

Anonymous said...

mI like the Bee Scientific Tee - very colorful.

~Kristen said...

The greatest designs! I also love the scarves and Dress. My favorite top (in case I win) is the "Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee".

toughturtles said...

Field Agent Bot Tee

sweetsue said...

These designs are so original! The APE REVOLUTION Is what I would choose.

Mary M said...

I like Code Green Tee in Cream size XL

acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherry said...

I like the Moonstruck Chameleon

Mark said...

I'd have to go with the Nevermore men's t-shirt, XL. Great concept!

izackcarson said...

i like the nevermore

Alexandra said...

Cameo Mecanique is my absolute favorite!! in fact, i've been meaning to buy it on etsy for months now!!

bison61 said...

I like the green dragon duality tee

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

marta said...

I LIKE THE BEE SCIENTIFIC ONE IN YELLOW!

marta said...

I LIKE THE BEE SCIENTIFIC ONE IN YELLOW!

bettyboo said...

the love bot tee is my favorite

DoriAnna said...

I like the code green tee the best.

UrbanGard said...

I like the Cameo Mecanique Hoodie.

kristilb19 said...

I LOVE the Battery Doves Tshirt in a large! Cute!!!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5924996

Amber said...

I love the Bee Scientific Tee! Size Medium....

aBookworm said...

I had a tough time choosing between Mechanical Dove, Cameo Mecanique ,Golden Dragon, Logic Trap etc. They're all so unique! I'm also blogging this tomorrow.

Thanks for this great giveaway!

~ A Bookworm's Diary

Jaime said...

I like the Code Green Tee in Cream!!

Julie said...

First, I love your stuff. Second, thanks for the contest. I am partial to "Nevermore." Good luck to all.
Julie
blablahmamablacksheep

pancak said...

I like several of them, but Logic Trap caught my eye.

daw212 said...

So many great choices, so little time.

purehrt555 said...

My teenage son love the Wise Robots, so I would choose that for him, if I were to win.

kaylee8 said...

I love the Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck in the red!

nknk said...

I love Skully Roger Pirate Scoop Neck Tee in Black!

Thanks :)

Michele P. said...

I really like the Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee in black and pink. Very pretty!

emily n. said...

the Nevermore Mens Tee looks cool!

gotfire (at) yahoo (dot) com

agordon10 said...

the Bee Scientific tee is my fave.

Candie said...

I love the wise robot shirts. They would be great for my husband

nvtribefan said...

I love the Nevermore Tee. Perfect for the next APLP show.

Belinda said...

I love the nevermore tee.

1bmore @ gmail . com

mountaincat said...

I love the Bee Scientific Tee. They are all awesome and hard to choose just 1 favorite. Good luck everyone. :)

silverbele said...

I like the Raven tee

Stephen A said...

the green dragonfly Tee is the best!

Doreen said...

Love the Code Green shirt!!

tlcfromtn said...

The Mechanical Dove in Flight is my favorite! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Shelly said...

TeleCarrier Pigeons is my favorite

redfantum said...

The Nevermore Men's Tee (XL) is great and the Skully Roger comes in a close second.

seunghoo said...

I love the Code Green one!

seunghoo7429@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Golden Dragon Tee.

SeahorseLady said...

Fantastic looking shirts! I've bookmarked your site. My favorite is the beautiful Code Green Scoop-Neck shirt. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Sue Farrell said...

The Mechanical Bird in Flight on brwon is definitely my favorite.
farrell@crosslake.net

Jackie B. said...

My fave is the Bee Scientific Tee in Lemon yellow. How cute! My size would be large. Thanks for the great giveaway!

DePro said...

I like the Starshine Chameleon

Karrie said...

the Golden Dragon is my favorite

VIVI7729 said...

My favorite Binary Winter tee...Moonstruck Chameleon Tee!!

Sunshine Mama said...

I would pick Moonstruck Chameleon. Thanks. kristie2 (at) comcast.net

K. Cleaver said...

I really like Logic Trap.

crystalf said...

I like the brown Code Green tee! Thank you!!

Kyle Banderman said...

I really like the Logic Trap! Thanks for the contest!

indyfree07@hotmail.com

pitaharmon said...

Barcode soldier is the tee I need. These are awesome.

quitecontrary1977 said...

the code green tee is pretty darn suae!

fae said...

i like the Code Green Mens Tee in Large.

Anonymous said...

The Love Bot tee is adorable. Cause love DOES really terrify me!

Amanda
acartier77 at hotmail dot com

joannaonthelake said...

These are the coolest, hippest tee shirts I have seen in a LONG time! I LOVE them all! My favorite is the Green Dragon Duality Scoop Tee because it is not only very cool, but sexy too! It is a step above your traditional style teeshirt! I hope I win one because I will wear it all the time! Thank you for introducing me to Binary Winter Tees today!

Marlena said...

the code green tee :)

danimal said...

Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee

blueviolet said...

Thanks for sharing this site with us. Great designs! I love the logic trap tee in black size M. I love your blog too.

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Chrystal said...

I absolutely love the Nevermore Tee!! So cute!!

arvard said...

I like the Mechanical Dove in Flight.

burrito said...

My fave is the Code Green tee although the TeleCarrier Pigeons Tee is also AWESOME.

Maked

theroadthatleadstome said...

I like the TeleCarrier Pigeons shirt! Super cute! Thank you!

matternu said...

Every tee is beautiful and would feel so good in each and everyone. My favorite is Bee Scientific, neat tee and I am for saving the bees. Count me in to win

Anonymous said...

Green Dragon Duality Tee

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

cdrury said...

Would love to win this - thanks!!!
so many cool things but love the Battery Doves tee

Tammy said...

I like the Logic Trap tshirt in Brown in size small. Great site!

dora lee said...

Yay!! My favorite is Tender Time Bomb. ^_^

InMyHeart01 said...

Such decisions but I like either the tender time bomb or nevermore shirts. they're both great.

Jean said...

Love the Evermore shirt! Thanks!!

NesieBird said...

Wow, cool! I would LOVE to have the Green Dragon Duality Tee.

Jennifer said...

I really like the Logic Trap Tee the best! Thanks for the cool contest!

Ashley said...

The Bee Scientific tee is great! Thanks!

kananee said...

I'd like the Wise Robots in small.

Helen said...

TeleCarrier Pigeons is my favorite!

Bakersdozen said...

I would love to win the "Mechanical Bird" in Large. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Bravo for the choice of non sweat-shop silk screened tees for the contest! I love all the designs.

My favorite shirt would have to be Mechanical Dove in Flight on the Brown or blue Tee in small.

Oh by the way what medium do you use to create your cards?

My email is brycesaggiebabe@aim.com. I'm Jenny.. It won't let me post my name an email like everyone else!

Jinxy & Me said...

Cameo Mecanique is super cute!

daLeiDayQueen said...

I like the Field Agent Bot T!

Kimbert said...

It was hard to choose just one! I'll go with Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee in black and pink.

yyeres said...

i like the Tender Time Bomb Scoop Neck Tee, thanks for the contest

Anonymous said...

Code Green Scoop-Neck Tee is my favorite!!
autumnbride7@yahoo.com

MSafavi said...

I really like the Nevermore mens tee.

Kristi said...

I love the Nevermore Tee. :)
Love Poe and Corvids. That one is great!

calgirl said...

Logic Trap tee in black size medium

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Code Green Scarf.
Thanks for the giveaway.I have
enjoyed your website

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

purango said...

My favorite is Space Station Blues. garrettsambo@aol.com

bboyle said...

I like the Space Station Blues.

Teri said...

My fave is the Yellow Bee Tee, in Medium! Thanks. Enjoyed my visit.

Elsie said...

I really like Code Green Scoop-Neck Tee - in green. Do you remember when there were NO bar codes? Thanks for this opportunity!

elsmangeri@snet.net

Jodi said...

I would love to get the Moonstruck Chameleon Tee for my daughter and the Nevermore Tee for my son...Those would be great birthday gifts

lilyk said...

I love the Mechanical Dove in Flight shirt!

Lori said...

I liked the women's Mechanical Dove in Flight in brown, size XL.

theladyswimmer@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the nevermore tee. My email is abarrett005@cfl.rr.com

Starshine3 said...

Looove Binary Winter's tees :) I am really, really torn though as to a favorite. But I think I will go with Nevermore in L. Thanks!

Jennifer Schroeder said...

I think the Field Agent Bot Tee is great! Thank you for the opportunity to win a tee!

jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

klp1965 said...

i love the Nevermore Teev

penguin28 said...

I like the Moonstruck Chameleon shirt

Afsnh1107 said...

I'd like to see my man in the Nevermore tee. He'd love it. Great shop find, Raven.

afsnh1107@yahoo.com

Kasey said...

The Love Bot Tee is awesome, if I win I will be giving it to my sister, it is the perfect shirt for her
Thanks for the contest

Samantha P said...

the logic trap tee is really cute! these are really great designs!

Anonymous said...

MY FAVORITE IS THE BEE SCIENTIFIC YELLOW TEE. IT IS ADORABLE.

paulinaigor@aol.com

Sylvia P said...

the Nevermore Tee is really pretty! i'd love to win the shirt!

carissaad said...

I like the Code Green Tee in Cream. Thanks!

carissaad at aol dot com