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Local Graphic Design and Printing Business Hosts Anniversary Celebration This Friday

  This Friday, June 2, Devilfish Ink Graphic Arts & Printing will celebrate 20 years in the Fishtown and Kensington neighborhood with an art show at Atlantis, The Lost Bar, located at 2442 Frankford Ave.

  The show will feature gig posters made by the owner of Devilfish, Brian Potash, which he designed for his own performances — he’s a musician as well as a business owner — as well as his national and local bands that are his clients.

  “It will probably be around 15 or so limited edition prints that were all hand drawn,” Potash said.

  Staff from Devilfish will be at the bar to answer questions about the works and the printing process on Friday, but the art show will last all month, with pieces available for sale.

  Brian Potash says that showing his work at a bar symbolizes how he has used his business to “spread my wings creatively,” with homemade art for musicians, rather than a more corporate clientele.

  That is one of the key things that distinguish Devilfish from its competitors — everything is homemade with full custom illustrations, and no boilerplate templates.  “We’re not relying on clipart,” Potash said.

  Potash started his business in 1997, out of his basement and has since turned it into an over 2,000 square foot space, on 2424 Martha Street, where he specializes in printing — on surfaces as varied as apparel and metal — as well as graphic arts.

  He lives just two blocks from his office, and says that he “loves being down here.”

  “Fishtown has really just become my life over the past twenty years,” Potash said.

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