Spotlight: Print All Over Me

Print All Over Me is an online platform for real-world collaboration and creation. We (Jesse and Meredith Finkelstein) provide the tools that allow anyone to create, share, own, and produce their designs by uploading artwork that can be applied to seasonal collections of clothing and objects.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. Print All Over Me is a community of people who want to virtual designs into real world fashion.

Top 3 favorite or most visited websites and why?
aldaily.com – to learn new things
nytimes.com – to read about who’s getting gay married and movie reviews
dismagazine.com – cause it’s fun and smart

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How has living in New York affected your work? The sense of community and collaboration in New York is what gave birth to Print All Over Me. PAOM is essentially a technology for collaboration.

What kinds of things are influencing your work right now? Our creative community is the driving force behind what we do. The first question we always ask ourselves is will this help our community better articulate their designs, collaborate, and make.

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What are some recent, upcoming or current projects you are working on? We just launched a collaboration with Various Projects, which is awesome. Back in December we had a pop-up shop with Sight Unseen at the Standard in Miami, and we partnered with NADA in Miami offering artist edition clothing and merch.

If you were a drink what drink would you be? I would be probably be some sort of ginger licorice concoction — because they help my acid reflux.

How did your interest in your work begin? I think that collaboration and community are amazing creative tools, and they push me as a designer to go beyond my own desires and be receptive to what turns other people on.

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Who would you ideally like to collaborate with? I love collaborating with our community. They’re the best!

How long have you lived in New York and what brought you there? I grew up in New York — I went to school in Rhode Island, but then moved back.

What do you want a viewer to walk away with after experiencing your work? Joy and confusion.

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What’s your absolute favorite place in the city/the world to be? My favorite place is probably anyplace I can eat food.

Most embarrassing moment? They happen a lot, but fortunately I have a very poor memory.

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What were you like in high school? Tightly wound.

Can you share one of the best or worst reactions you have gotten as a result of your work? It’s never really my work, so I can’t say.

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