Renowned Chicago Artist Unveils the City’s First Screen-Print Sports Gallery ALL STAR PRESS on June 2
May 17, 2017
Sports fans who love art and art fans who love sports can rejoice as ALL STAR PRESS, 2775 N. Milwaukee Ave, is opening in Logan Square on Friday, June 2. For over 11 years, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff has been a recognized artist and entrepreneur in the screen-print industry as the owner and creator of FugScreens Studios and former co-owner of Galerie F. Tasseff-Elenkoff is now opening his first retail and gallery space focusing on sports posters, framing and merchandise making ALL STAR PRESS Chicago’s first ever gig poster and street art gallery.
Tasseff-Elenkoff wanted to combine his experience running various businesses with his love for illustration and print media to create a new store and gallery devoted to honoring the creativity of sports through posters, shirts, pins and more. The 900-square foot space will showcase hundreds of hand screen prints that delve deep into the rich history of sports. Illustrated by Tasseff-Elenkoff the art will feature jerseys from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and international soccer players.
Tasseff-Elenkoff has his hand in every step of the process from illustrating and designing the posters to printing them on-site at the gallery. Each unique print will be a limited edition, numbered and signed on archival recycled paper, and will be available for custom in-house framing. The prints will line the gallery walls along with a large range of local and international artists showcasing amazing original prints and multimedia work.
On Monday, June 5, the ALL STAR PRESS website will launch with even more limited edition sports prints available for purchase and shipment all over the world.
“ALL STAR PRESS is an ode to my sports idols, new and legendary. It’s an extraordinary feeling to be able fuse my passion for art and sports in a way that others may also share my enthusiasm. I’m really looking forward to growing this new body of work over the upcoming years and becoming a fan all over again” comments Tasseff-Elenkoff.
The England native graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and started his screen-printing business, FugScreens Studios, over 11 years ago making gig posters for local bands, major artists and businesses all over the world. Most recently, Tasseff-Elenkoff teamed up with the Nike/Jordan brand to illustrate and screen-print posters of all 29 original Air Jordan shoes. Working with the mecca in sports apparel and traveling to America to attend Phillies games as a kid since he was 4 years old, Tasseff-Elenkoff had all the inspiration he needed to start up ALL STAR PRESS.
ALL STAR PRESS will open its doors to the public on Friday, June 2 and the website will launch on June 5. The grand opening party will be June 2 from 6-10 p.m. Store hours include Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, call 773-766-4060 or visit the ALL STAR PRESS website www.allstarpresschicago.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @allstarpresschicago.