A few years ago I partnered with Fallen Arrows, a local print shop on Dekalb Ave. I shot photos of their products for their website as well as of their showroom space and it was during one of their parking lot parties there that I first saw Cousin Dan perform.
I always had a great time, as you can see from these pictures of that Pimm’s Down, Hoe Cakes Up event.
You can see more photos over at my Facebook page from that night. Fallen Arrows over the years has also had similar summer pool parties in their lot, and they have partnered with many local artists and friends of mine to make custom products. I’ve come to know the crew there to be friendly, helpful, and encouraging of local arts.
Last week I stopped by to catch up a bit with Andrew Bellury and Brandy McArthur.
In a tiny shop tucked away next to a neon sign shop and across from the MARTA line, a small industrious crew turns artwork into products for a variety of clients with the use of digital printers and heat presses.
Fallen Arrows specializes in heat transfer process printing. Their no-minimum policy allows for people on any type of budget to turn their ideas into professional products.
Print tech Marvin Figueroa runs the direct to garment machine & intern Sydney Blincoe applies heat transfers to shirts. Fallen Arrows internships are hands on and a great choice for anyone who would like to work in the print industry.
“We do digital textile printing, we also do pretty much any type of heat application with our heat presses. We offer vinyl, sublimation, banners- on pretty much any type of product you could want,” Andrew told me as we sat at his desk. “What else do we do, Brandy?” he asked after rattling off a long list of products.
“Oh I wasn’t really listening…” Brandy said, turning from her computer where she was busy working during our conversation. “Anything your heart desires.”
Customer Nick Madden talks with Andrew and Brandy about one of his designs.
The shop, a brain child of owner Tito Sands, has been in existence since 2007 and has been operating out of its current location at 840 Dekalb Ave since 2010 when Andrew joined the team.
Throughout the years, Fallen Arrows has supported the local art scene by promoting artists through their product line, providing a variety of mediums for selling art pieces, and by opening their new exhibition space Phase A on Edgewood Ave they are creating a platform for artists to show their work.
“It’s a white canvas for any kind of art or pop up retail or party that you want to do,” Andrew said of the space on Edgewood, one of the more hip up-and-coming strips in Metro Atlanta. Recently the space hosted a show called Psyche, a collaboration of artists Edgar Lituma Soto, Kole Rose, and Sarah Balter.
This coming week Phase A will host Krampus Comes to Edgewood, a Black Friday/ Small Business Saturday sale. The event will feature art and wares by local artists and promises to be a great time. Come out to support local businesses and artists and to meet the FA crew for yourself!
Black Friday Nov. 28th 10am-7pm
Small Business Saturday Nov. 29th 12pm-6pm
Phase A 482 Edgewood Ave, Atl, GA 30307