A Documentary By Faythe Levine
Released November 2009 on DVD available at www.buyolympia.com
Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members.
Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art.
Director Faythe Levine captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs.
Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.
Handmade Nation the book is available in fine bookstores everywhere in November 2008, Published by Princeton Architectural Press www.papress.com
The book is currently available on Amazon.com
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Photos of Handmade Nation! (7)
- Handmade Nation - Portland! 273 photos, 15 members
- DIY invites 580 photos, 332 members
- Craft Con 2008: San Francisco 37 photos, 6 members
- !Tel Aviv Graffiti / Street Art / Activism & Public Expression! 6,118 photos, 952 members
- Playing Hooky 107 photos, 142 members
- CRAFT 249,265 photos, 14,153 members
- MAKE 68,438 photos, 7,928 members
- THIS POOL IS DEFUNCT DON'T ADD ANYTHING TO IT! 1,483 photos, 279 members
- LAB projects 9 photos, 400 members
- Craft Congress 470 photos, 42 members
- What's Your Project 1,293 photos, 228 members
- Stitch Fashion Show and Guerilla Craft Bazaar 429 photos, 86 members
- Faythe Levine
- April 2006
- Milwaukee, United States
- I am:
- Handmade Nation