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Binary Winter Press

Hi!  I’m Cody Vrosh. I’m an illustrator and I run an independent small press called Binary Winter Press with my wife, Sheatiel Sarao, who writes and designs. We make original art, books and apparel inspired by the things we love best, from robots and fairytales, steampunk and Art Nouveau.

Describe your creative process when designing/making your product line. The books and art spring from stories we we want to hear that nobody has told yet.  All the books are printed and hand-pressed in our workshop.  I make my art using a process I call “Wood, Water & Fire”.  I paint on wood with watercolor, and then set it on fire.

The apparel designs incorporate a lot of science fiction elements without being too literal about it, we’re mad about the geek pride but we’d like to think stylishly so.  We get really excited coming up with them, because we get to wear them afterwards.  Everything is screenprinted by hand in eco-friendly waterbased inks on American Apparel.

What inspired you to go into the craft business, do you still have a day job? I’ve always had a strong DIY ethic and initially the idea that I’d be able to support myself with my artwork was both incredbily exciting and daunting at the same time.  Now, while I don’t have a “real” job, my surreal job keeps me plenty busy.  Sheatiel is a software engineer, and dreams of one day building a robot minion that she can have do her day-job for her so she can focus on writing. 

What’s the best advice you have been given about your business or craft practices? If you want to make art, you have to do it.  It’s easy to waste time thinking about new projects or talking about the art you make when you need to be in the studio creating.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with drawing gasmasks and have recently started a Gasmask-A-Day blog:

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