T.E.S.T. member Kid Icarus not only produces handmade, screenprinted items, they run a brick and mortar shop "in the heart of Kensington Market" with a screen print studio and retail. They stock "the best in contemporary handcraft, focusing on paper products, local talent, and unique design," they let people see the screenprinting in action and they run workshops. They've started an indiegogo campaign to raise $10,000 to help them expand and offer more facilities, right here in Toronto. Check out their campaign and consider whether you would like to contribute. There are some great perks offered to donors!
"Our campaign is to take what we have built, and bring it up to its true potential. A financial bridge is needed to help us:
- Move into a new space and retail shop where we can continue to expand and foster the arts and crafts community
- Heighten awareness of traditional print methods and the visual artists who work with these antiquated and time honoured traditions.
- Foster local and regional handcraft especially via workshops and talks
- Provide space for other professional screen printers to access our equipment and create. "