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San Francisco

  • The Gift of the Grab

    So one can't live by guidebook alone. At some point, you're going to want a memento of your trip. Or better yet, turn any occasion into a "Wish you were here!" game. Printed in California with golden metallic touches, SUBJECT-OBJECT designed these cards to be mailed, framed, or gifted. Look forward to other kinds of editions at one of our partner stores, or visit the SUBJECT-OBJECT Objects store to get yours. Cards are 4x6 inches. Latest News : WINNER! The t.S. SF Guide Kit was officially jury selected for PRINT MAGAZINE'S 2018 Regional Design Annual, Graphic Design Campaign category for the Far West region! We're chuffed and honoured.

  • Icons of San Francisco

    1. Mision de San Francisco de Asís; 2: Sequoia Redwood 3: Dutch Windmill; 4: Cable Car; 5: "Karl" the Fog; 6: deYoung Muesum; 7: Chinatown Gate; 8: St. Mary's Cathedral; 9: Sutro Tower; 10: Castro Theatre; 11: "Painted Lady" Victorian; 12: Lombard Street; 13: SF MOMA; 14: Federal Building; 15: Japantown Peace Plaza Pagoda; 16: Jewish Museum; 17: Classic Muni Streetcar; 18: City Hall; 19: Palace of Fine Arts; 20: Murals at the Edificio de Mujeres; 21: California Academy of Sciences; 22: Transamerica Pyramid; 23: Golden Gate Bridge; 24: Coit Tower; 25: BART; 26: Fiserman's Wharf; 27: Embarcadero Center; 28: Ferry Building; 29: Seals of the Bay Area; 30: Alcatraz

  • Bridges of the Bay Area

    1: Old Eastern Span Oakland Bay Bridge (one year into being dismantled at time of print); 2: New Eastern Span Oakland Bay Bridge; 3: Western Span Bay Bridge; 4: Golden Gate Bridge

  • Hundred Year Old Ladies

    While San Francisco hardly had the monopoly on Victorian architecture, it was primed to build at a boggling pace as the 1849 Gold Rush brought people and money to the "Wild West." After the 1906 earthquake, the momentum of the Industrial Revolution enabled craftsmen to produce with assembly line efficiency, tearing into the old-growth redwood forests that once filled the area. Equally fast were the changes in building fashions between the 1840's and early 1900's. There are a few liberties taken here, but it was not uncommon to find details of one style taken to new heights in the next. GOTHIC REVIVAL: 2. Pitched roofs; 18. leaded glass; and 7. rooftop finials. ITALIANATE: 3. Flat roof lines, often with 6. decorative brackets, occasionally 8. Mansard style; 11. wood imitating Italian stone country houses; 14. slanted bay windows; 13. tall, arched windows; 17. pediments over entry doors. STICK: Machinery allowed builders to turn out wooden pieces for all kinds of detailing like 4. dentil molding, 12. decorative framing strips, and 20. ornate spindle work. Also typical were 19. squared bays and a sense of verticality. QUEEN ANNE: Hit big around the 1880's, and expressed itself in complex variety, avoiding flat- or plain-ness. Common were: 1. Operable gable fronts; 9. turrets and towers; 10. stained glass double hung windows; 5. bands of detail; 15. ornamentation; and new, fanciful details like 16. fish-scale shingles.

  • Summer by the Bay

    Mark Twain apparently never said "...," well, you know. But he did work as a reporter in the city from 1864. The arm wrestling match between the chill of the Pacific Ocean and the heat of the East Bay does make for an interesting concept of summer in the region. Climate change aside, droughts be damned, you may find yourself in a frigid, misty haze in the middle of July. Watch (2) "Karl" the fog roll in dramatic fashion over the hills, wrapping inhabitants like (1) Sutro Tower with blanket efficiency.

  • All that Glitters Is, Well...

    It's always more delightful to pick the cards up in person, but here's an idea of how they work.

  • Feel Like a Download?

    Carry the city in your phone or other mobile devices. You won't get the shimmer, but you can play "Find that Building" if you're bored.


  • Limited Editions. Sort of...

    A little more art, a little less mail. Silkscreen prints pulled by SUBJECT-OBJECT as an on-going series in gold acrylic ink on smooth 2-ply paper stock. They're limited in that they are done in small batches of no more than 20 at a time. Each edition may vary slightly from batch to batch depending on temperature, available paper, arm strength, and how the stars align. Prints are 12x19 inches. Cut to taste. *Please note, silkscreening is a hand technique, and as such, is prone to slight "imperfections" or subtle shifts in ink coverage, even in one-color jobs. Love it anyway. Now also in charcoal ink in a limited number. Latest News : WINNER! The t.S. SF Guide Kit was officially jury selected for PRINT MAGAZINE'S 2018 Regional Design Annual, Graphic Design Campaign category for the Far West region! We're chuffed and honoured.

  • Icons of Gold, San Francisco

    Yes, they gleam... for the wall, for the office, for your relatives to dream what you're up to. The icons look a little like they were poured from molten bullion. Check out the cards series for building details.

  • Bridges in the Mist

    Also based on the cards series, the print nods to the present and the past. The Bay Area is a dramatic terrain often bathed in sun and/or fog. Here, you've got both. See if you can find the ghost of the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge.

  • Dot, Dot, Dot...

    Don't let the dots fool you: no dizzying effects in real life. Although giddyness may occur.

  • New, Fall 2016

    Breaking things down into a way of drawing, seeing where it could lead. Here's there.

  • New, Fall 2017

    "Coastal, North C." From the Terra Series. An interpretation of land, sea, and air. Trying to capture a sense of an idea of what you're looking at. An abstraction, but a picture.

  • And a Little Further South...

    "Coastal, South C." From the Terra Series. Somewhere a little more urban, a little more modern, but still in a kind of dialogue with the light and the land. Somewhere also kind of fun.


  • In the Bag.

    Based on SF Series artwork, the lightweight tote comes in a sky colour that shifts blue to grey, depending on the light — a lot like weather in the Bay Area. Made from 100% eco-friendly cotton, the bags are single-seamed and measure 15" x 17" with 24" handles. They were screen printed locally in San Francisco using a brightened version of International Orange, which also shifts between more red and more orange. Latest News : WINNER! The t.S. SF Guide Kit was officially jury selected for PRINT MAGAZINE'S 2018 Regional Design Annual, Graphic Design Campaign category for the Far West region! We're chuffed and honoured.

  • By Your Side.

    Inspired by the city's icons, including its weather, the bag is an affectionate tribute and a casual reminder. By the coast, up a hill, next to an old house, find yourself in a memory. Toss in a favorite sweater and a change of clothes and you're off on a good day. Repeat.


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