Original Art and Printed Matter by L. S. Berke

208 Sales


Original Art and Printed Matter by L. S. Berke

208 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

simkinberkeshop is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately we are closed for the rest of the summer.
The shop will be back up and running in September.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 10, 2018

Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately we are closed for the rest of the summer.
The shop will be back up and running in September.

L. S. Berke

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L. S. Berke


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Once upon a time in Brooklyn

I draw and make stuff. People were asking how they could buy the stuff I was making, and I started an etsy shop so I could direct them somewhere. Once the shop opened I started thinking up more things I could make. I started out listing all original art and have moved more towards items that involve reproducing my work. My shop has items that range from utilitary items like tote bags and light switch covers to increasingly anti-untilitarian things like books and wall calendars.

I collect old photographs and draw from them, and then make paintings, collages and prints from my drawings. I mostly find photographs at flea markets, in antique and junk shops. They are often family snapshots, from the 1920s through the 1970s, or studio portraits from the last quarter of the 19th century.

It's strange these documents are for sale as part of a consumer market place, instead of being in albums on bookshelves in the homes of the families of those in the photos. I find myself at the intersection between a fascinated voyeurism and a determination to know these documents as well as humanly possible in order to give them new, longer life.

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Shop members

  • L. S. Berke

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I draw and make things, sometimes for myself and sometimes for others.

Production partners


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  • Blurb

    San Francisco, CA

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    Toronto, ON

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  • Rolling Press

    Brooklyn, NY

    Rolling Press is a family-run commercial digital and offset print house that brings together environmentally-friendly methods, ethical practices, and personalized service. Founded in 1998 by Eugene Lee and his father, Kam.

  • Shapco Printing, Inc.

    Minneapolis, MN

    Shapco Printing has an amazing work history of printing, including a large and varied collection of art books, all with attention to quality and individuality whether for arts institutions, galleries or working with artists themselves.


    Reno, NV

    THE CHEAPEST PRICES SINCE 1993 for screenprinted stickers • funny stickers • band stickers • die cut decals • snowboard graphics • bumper stickers • tattoo shop stickers • graffiti art • skateboard art • bike decals • drum head stickers • etc

  • Vistaprint

    Boston, MA

    Vistaprint is an international printing company with regional headquarters and printing facilities, that focuses on making printed marketing tools accessible to small business owners.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2016
Hello, and welcome.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If your order arrives damaged, or does not arrive at all, please contact me so we can discuess what options will best address your concerns.
I ship using USPS priority mail for most items. Small items such as mini zines, single buttons or magnets, or single greeting cards will we shipped usps first class, as parcels with tracking. I have temporarily removed international shipping prices, as they need to be updated. If you are interested in an item and need international shipping send me a message and we can go over shipping options.

Mondays through Saturday I ship items the day they are ordered, if before 5pm. Orders placed after 5 go out the next business day. Orders placed on Sunday go out the following day.

Orders can be expedited for an additional fee if you contact me prior to placing your order, so I can make a custom listing that reflects your shipping needs.