Startup Ink: The Subculture Entrepreneur

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 23:03.
10/13/2006 - 18:00
10/13/2006 - 21:00

The Cleveland Institute of Art will showcase designs from a diverse collection of Northeast Ohio companies – from a skateboard manufacturer to an alternative magazine publisher – in an exhibition in the Institute’s FUTURE: Center for Design and Technology Transfer. The exhibit, “Startup Ink: The Subculture Entrepreneur,” opens with a public reception from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, and will be on view until Nov. 24, 2006.

“We’re highlighting the creative genius of several small businesses launched in our region and catering to a youthful subculture,” said David Allen Moss, director of the FUTURE Center. “Each of our exhibitors has a unique story to tell of establishing a design-oriented enterprise from the ground up.”

Included in the exhibit will be Chardon-based factory 13 experimental skateboard mfg. ltd.; Cleveland’s Jakprints, Inc. which features designs by Institute alumni; GoMedia, a Cleveland-based design firm; Alternative Press, a monthly magazine published in Cleveland since 1985 covering “new music and youth culture;” and three tattoo designers, Gen X Tattoos, 252 Tattoo, and Voodoo Monkey.

The opening reception will feature Jakprints co-owner Jacob Edwards as keynote speaker. “Meet the Bloggers” reporters will interview the exhibitors during the reception and post a story on

The exhibit kicks off a month-long public lecture series at the FUTURE Center highlighting each entrepreneur’s experience. Speakers will include Marty Geramita and Institute alumnus Derek Hess of 1300 Gallery speaking on Oct. 18, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; Christopher Benton, art director for Alternative Press, speaking on Oct. 25, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; and Danny Creadon of factory 13 experimental skateboard mfg. ltd. speaking on Nov. 1, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The FUTURE Center is in the Institute’s Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts at 11610 Euclid Avenue. Directions to the Institute and other information are available at or 216-421-7407.


Cleveland Institute of Art
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Cleveland, OH
United States