Rob Schwager

Husband to one. Daddy to three. Illustrator, designer and screen printer.

robschwager.com and tinybirdpress.com
Mar 11 '14
Early morning inking. A work in progress… #process #illustration #redpencil #wip #motorcycle

Early morning inking. A work in progress… #process #illustration #redpencil #wip #motorcycle

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Mar 11 '14
Just checked my inventory and I have less than 10 of these left. Snag one for your favorite Whovian! #doctorwho, #tardis, #whovian #kirbyesque #handprinted #printmaking #screenprint #screenprinted

Just checked my inventory and I have less than 10 of these left. Snag one for your favorite Whovian! #doctorwho, #tardis, #whovian #kirbyesque #handprinted #printmaking #screenprint #screenprinted

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Mar 10 '14
Good mail day. My new PF Flyers showed up. #pfflyers #centerhi #runfasterjumphigher #vulcanized

Good mail day. My new PF Flyers showed up. #pfflyers #centerhi #runfasterjumphigher #vulcanized

Tags: vulcanized centerhi pfflyers runfasterjumphigher

Mar 9 '14
New art from my son up on the fridge. Everything is awesome…  #mykidsrule #stuffmykidsdraw #kidart #legos

New art from my son up on the fridge. Everything is awesome… #mykidsrule #stuffmykidsdraw #kidart #legos

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Mar 8 '14
My fav new metal band, Babymetal. They have a song about chocolate, what’s not to like…? I could see them opening for Slayer. ;) Google them and see. Big thanks to @quickposter for turning me onto this. #boredonasaturday #gonnalosefollowersonthisone #ihatemybrainsometimes #chocolate

My fav new metal band, Babymetal. They have a song about chocolate, what’s not to like…? I could see them opening for Slayer. ;) Google them and see. Big thanks to @quickposter for turning me onto this. #boredonasaturday #gonnalosefollowersonthisone #ihatemybrainsometimes #chocolate

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Mar 6 '14
How it usually starts. Thumbnail sketches while eating lunch at work. #thumbnail #redpencilclub #process #jottingdownideas #sketching

How it usually starts. Thumbnail sketches while eating lunch at work. #thumbnail #redpencilclub #process #jottingdownideas #sketching

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Mar 5 '14
Don’t know what’s worse, the nightmares that I had as a child or the ones that I have as an adult.. #nightmaressuck #ihatemybrainsometimes

Don’t know what’s worse, the nightmares that I had as a child or the ones that I have as an adult.. #nightmaressuck #ihatemybrainsometimes

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Mar 2 '14
As of this morning, “Space Patrol” is sold out! Thanks everybody!! #screenprint #artprint #handprinted #rockets #spacepatrol #printmaking

As of this morning, “Space Patrol” is sold out! Thanks everybody!! #screenprint #artprint #handprinted #rockets #spacepatrol #printmaking

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Feb 28 '14

tinybirdpress:

As a child growing up in the 70’s, there was one man that all of my friends and I had as our childhood hero.

All-American daredevil Evel Knievel.

We watched his epic jumps on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.  They were HUGE events for not only us kids, but the entire nation. ESPN “extreme sports” didn’t exist back then.  Knievel created the genre of extreme sports.  He was an extreme sport all unto himself.

We spent hours playing with our Stunt Cycle toy sets.  But nothing was better than riding around the neighborhood on our bikes, pretending we were stuntmen too.  We’d constantly challenge each other to see who could jump the farthest.  We’d launch ourselves off of crudely cobbled together ramps, built from anything we could find. We had some spectacular jumps, but we also had some equally spectacular crashes.

I recently told my oldest son about Evel Knievel.  We watched his jumps online and took out books from our local library. Those were a good start… But nothing charged him up more than that day he took his first bicycle jump off of his skateboard ramp.  After his shaky landing, the look of pure excitement in his eyes spoke volumes. That thrilling shared experience of his first jump, totally transported me back to my OWN childhood and we totally connected that day. I looked at my grinning son and said… “Yeah… I know.”

This print is my tribute to the great Evel Knievel and all junior daredevils everywhere…

•Hand-pulled silkscreen print
•18″ x 24″ on 100# Cougar Natural paper.
•Printed with water based non-toxic ink
•8 colors (including Metallic silver)
•Signed and numbered edition of 60

Available in our store

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Feb 27 '14

Short video of last nights printing process. #handprinted #handmade #serigraph #screenprinting #artprint #bicycle #printlife #printmaking #process #wip

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Feb 24 '14
Sneak peek at yesterday’s progress. Got up early today and knocked out another color before I have to leave for work. #staytuned #fullrackachingback #idontsleepmuch #handprinted #screenprinting #process #printlife #printmaking

Sneak peek at yesterday’s progress. Got up early today and knocked out another color before I have to leave for work. #staytuned #fullrackachingback #idontsleepmuch #handprinted #screenprinting #process #printlife #printmaking

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Feb 22 '14
Finished printing some packaging. Spot varnish and gold on flat black boxes. #screenprinting #printlife #printmaking #packaging #kingpin #handprinted #handmade

Finished printing some packaging. Spot varnish and gold on flat black boxes. #screenprinting #printlife #printmaking #packaging #kingpin #handprinted #handmade

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Feb 18 '14
Another little snippet of something I’ve been working on lately. #illustration #PFflyers #bicycle #process #artprint

Another little snippet of something I’ve been working on lately. #illustration #PFflyers #bicycle #process #artprint

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Feb 17 '14
So, there’s an excellent interview with my bro, Chicago artist / tattooer David Allen up online.  He usually doesn’t do interviews, so this is a rare treat.  Discussion centers around how he started as an apprentice, his growth in the industry, being a dad, his mastectomy tattoo work, serving others, learning to paint & much more.   I’ve known David personally for years, but this interview, made me love him even more!  It can be found at lifeandlimb.com or via iTunes. Thanks to Chuck Anderson @nopattern for doing this.  The painting above is a self-portrait by David.  Go follow @davidallen #allentattoo #tattoos #davidallen #Chicago

So, there’s an excellent interview with my bro, Chicago artist / tattooer David Allen up online. He usually doesn’t do interviews, so this is a rare treat. Discussion centers around how he started as an apprentice, his growth in the industry, being a dad, his mastectomy tattoo work, serving others, learning to paint & much more. I’ve known David personally for years, but this interview, made me love him even more! It can be found at lifeandlimb.com or via iTunes. Thanks to Chuck Anderson @nopattern for doing this. The painting above is a self-portrait by David. Go follow @davidallen #allentattoo #tattoos #davidallen #Chicago

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Feb 16 '14
Snippet of a little something I’ve been working on lately…  #wip #process #gears #bicycle #illustration

Snippet of a little something I’ve been working on lately… #wip #process #gears #bicycle #illustration

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