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on the record, Binary Winter Press

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.

Binary Winter Press consists of Cody Vrosh and Sheatiel Sarao. Cody draws, Sheatiel writes, and we both do design.  Originally formed to publish our first book, The Irrelevant Redemption,  Binary Winter Press became the vehicle for a variety of our arts.  Now its the banner underneath which we sell books, apparel, prints and original art.


How did you first get involved with crafting?

Cody was the sick child of a poor family, not much else to do but build with tinfoil and felt.  He grew up drawing on anything he could, and was eventually able to uprade his materials.  Getting into the DIY punk movement in his teens allowed for a broader range of media and ideas to apply his eclectic set of talents to.  Sheatiel was also often left to her own devices and the mercy of her imagination as a kid.  She always knew she’d do writerly things, but when she opened up her first blank Photoshop file, it was love at first pixel. Her

visual work is mostly digital, but on occasion will bravely pick up a pencil.


What are your favorite materials to work with?

Wood, Water & Fire.  Check us out, you’ll see what I mean.  For silkscreening nothing beats 100% cotton and water-based ink.  We both design quite a bit with our computing robots.


Do you have a favorite color palette?

Sheatiel likes muted tones that remind her of autumn and fading dreams.  Cody likes muted and pastels but always needs a sharp, bright color make himself feel whole.


What are your inspirations in your art and in life?

Everything. There is a crushing amount of beautiful things in the world. The hard part we find, 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 gearwork machines that once upon a time seemed so futuristic that are now obsolete. We feel sad for them and try to rescue them whenever we can.


 What is your favorite song or album to listen to while working?

Sheatiel: VNV Nation, Babyland, lots of synthpop and electronic for momentum.

Cody: Lately, K’naan, Arcade Fire, Martina Topley-Bird, and Son House for painting.  Arctic Monkeys or Lady Sovereign for Screenprinting.


 Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them?

Emonic, who’s a good friend of ours because we first liked his art, then discovered he was a really nice fellow (  UglyGerbil’s Fyne Crocheted Monsters, because she’s awesome

(  Numerous others.


Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business?

2 new books coming very soon, new art, new apparel designs.  Don’t ever stop creating.


Thanks so much!



Cody Vrosh

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