I always end up being broke by the time Bumbershoot is over—it isn't the $5 cups of watery lemonade, the $4 ears of corn, or $500 beers (since I don't drink beer)—the blame falls completely and totally on Flatstock, the American Poster Institute's annual art and poster show. Last year, it was Jay Ryan's Pigeon prints that did me in (so worth it). The year before that I went a little overboard at the Tiny Media Empire booth. This year doesn't look good for my savings account either. Even though this year's Flatstock feels smaller than it has been in the past, there's still a lot of really great stuff to be had, and (thankfully) most of it is really affordable.
All the prints at the Crosshair booth (pictured right) are gorgeous, though a little more pricey than most other vendors. I especially love the "415 N Kedzie" art print and this poster made for a series of Jeff Tweedy living room shows (how cool would it be to see Jeff Tweedy in a fucking living room?)
Last year I bought a set of great postcards of little critters in various toy modes of transportation. I love them! But this year, GigArt.com has larger prints of all three—they're $20 a piece or $50 for the set. THEY ARE SO GREAT. I'm fighting the urge to get the larger set, too.