Published on March 6th, 2013 | by Kate Albert Ward


Represent Post Defiance


In August of 2012, Post Defiance enlisted artist Sean Alexander to create a design to be emblazoned upon t-shirts and totes. We instantly fell in love with the drawing he did for us– a whimsical compilation of images and elements of design that come together delightfully as a representation of Post Defiance.

Te final run of Sean Alexander-designed totes ($10) and t-shirts ($15) is now available for purchase at King’s Books. Sales will be first-come-first-serve, so be sure to snap up your desired articles and accessories quickly.

We are also delighted to have debuted logo buttons and stickers designed by Kali Raisl and Shawn McAllister. This swag is also available at King’s Books, and can also be purchased from any of the Post Defiance editors: Daniel Rahe, Timothy Thomas McNeely, Kate Albert Ward, and Katy Evans.

The Kali Raisl/Shawn McAllister designed logos

The Kali Raisl/Shawn McAllister designed logos

To further whet your appetite, we are proud to debut the design to be featured on our next round of Post Defiance Merchandise.

By Noah Struthers, the stunning illustration shows a book-laden sea floor occupied by Tacoma’s iconic giant octopus, brandishing a colossal fountain pen. Thus far, Struthers’ artwork has primarily been seen around Tacoma on posters promoting  2nd Cycle, the community bicycle center he founded, and in Fulcrum Gallery’s Union Tac exhibition.

The projected release for merchandise featuring Struthers’ design is August 2013.

Post Defiance by Noah Struthers

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About the Author

A writer for Post Defiance, Kate has done freelance writing for the Museum of Glass, The South Sound User's Guide, and 19th-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Kate’s previous experience includes working as the Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellow at the Portland Art Museum, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Portland State University. Kate currently works at Hilltop Artists, a youth development program that uses glass arts to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.

2 Responses to Represent Post Defiance

  1. Cindy Haverkamp says:

    Picked up two super cute squirrel w/pencil postcards from my favorite bottle shop, Pint Defiance, Halloween night. They were emblazoned with your web address. Thought they’d be GREAT for my middle school students to practice writing addresses/notes home on and hoped I could get more (You’d be amazed how many kids have no idea what an address looks like!) Unfortunately, I don’t see a place on your website to order about 100 more. Are they still being made? Any info you can provide would be appreciated!
    Cindy Haverkamp
    Pioneer Middle School
    Steilacoom, WA

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