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In fall 2019, we were handing out our magazines on South Elmwood near Allen and came upon Greg and Melissa of leftern, distributing their own work outside of My Cuzin Vintage.
Buffalo LOOK was something fresh and excellent to see in the city’s reinvigorated print scene:
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It was one hell of a way to introduce themselves and their brand to the art scene in our region, and since then, they haven’t taken their feet off the gas.
While the Bills have been the darlings of our attention while successful and terrible for nearly 60 years, the art surrounding the team was mostly limited to old Super Bowl sweatshirts with drawings of Bruce Smith on them, or tri-folds supporting game day beer specials.
That is until leftern came around. Greg Moyer and Melissa Allen are tying together local artists, small businesses, and football obsession through their game day series over the last couple of seasons.
Last January, Melissa joined Rise for coverage of one of the last public events out ther and we look forward to having her back when things get back to normal:
The limited supply of prints for games has made them even more desirable, often selling out, and sales now have a charitable component too!
“We used to go to a lot of away Bills games when we lived around the country, and found that there is little to no options for game specific merchandise for the games, especially now that ticketing has gone electronic. We wanted to give both Bills and opposing fans something to bring home from the games as memorabilia, or just a unique something that is Bills related to frame and hang on their walls, that helped generate some funds for local artists, businesses, and charitable foundations.
Stay safe and GO BILLS!
– Greg and Melissa