This Saturday, August 12th, is the 30th anniversary of the Worthington Farmer's Market - one of our favorite parts of being in our neighborhood. We have long been supporters of the market, and, alongside amazing local artist and our friend, Will Ruocco, created the Farmer's Market Poster Series to honor it. We started with the Strawberry in 2012 and loved it so much that we kept going, resulting in a total of 9 so far.
Will is a wonderful collaborator and had a creative vision for the series: "For the most part the idea was a cross between making event posters for rock bands, my love of letterpress from Hatch Show Prints and the classic art from old seed packets for the Card Seed Co. aka Fredonia Seed Company in New York - the town where I studied 4 years of design. I thought it would be a great way for [Igloo] and I to collaborate and for me to learn more about the letterpress process, while making something cool to celebrate the city of Worthington and promote the great tradition of the Farmer’s Market."
We have always been encouraged and supported over the years (and many editions) by the Market's fearless leader, Jaime Moore, who says of the posters - "They enhance the feeling of the market being a true community effort and gathering place." We love hearing stories of families who buy the market posters for their kids who have moved away from the neighborhood, or folks in town who add to their collection of posters every few months! Old Worthington Partnership Executive Director Nina Parini agrees - "The Igloo posters are the most recognizable brand art for Old Worthington. I've been to many homes around town that have kitchens that have these posters gracing their walls. They are a must have item for proud residents."