Over the last month or so I’ve been working on new t-shirt designs for my friends band o’death. We ended up going with 3 different designs. 2 were printed on a round of 100 t-shirts each and then a 3rd design was printed on a limited amount of gray sweatshirts.
I’ve been designing and printing t-shirts for a few years now but have never really taken on larger jobs since the way I print is a very diy way, by simple putting a t-shirt down on my printing table, holding the screen down and printing with a small hand squeegie. This way works great is you are only doing a few t-shirts at a time and don’t mind if they all look slightly different, I actually prefer to print my designs this way. But over the last year I’ve been asked to make more and more band shirts and I prefer not to send off my designs to get printing by anyone else, mostly because Portland does not really have a good t-shirt printer on hand. So I decided to take the money from these last few jobs and buy myself a 4 color t-shirt press! I used it for the first time on these shirts and couldn’t be happier! This this is super sturdy and is very easy to use.
I’m hoping this will allow me to feel more confident with my printing skills and open my self up to taking on more jobs and providing something in the community that doesn’t really exist. I can also charge a bit less if I’m doing both the designing and printing.
Below you will find a few shots from the last few days of printing. o’death will be taking these shirts on tour with them on their opening slot for the great band Murder By Death. I will be heading down to the Boston date if you want to come hang out!
Posted in hand pulled, ink, screen print, silk screen, Tshirt
Tagged band, design, ink, mirage, murder by death, o'death, ocean, press, screen print, sea, shirt, silk screen, sun, sweatshirt, t-shirt, tree, tshirt
Last night my friend Greg from the band blood warrior hung out and made some diy patches on fabric and some pins. I recently had the pleasure of designing his new album for the band which will be released in a few months and we have been brainstorming little merch ideas for him to have until the record is released. We are also working on a tshirt design that will be printed at a later time.
Greg also sings for the band o’death which have been a favorite of mine for awhile. If you are a fan of that band you will probably also like blood warrior. It is much more stripped down and has less instruments. Take a listen here, and look out for the new album Letter Ghost.
Posted in patch, screen print, silk screen
Tagged bird, blood warrior, dead, greg jamie, hand, ink, o'death, patch, screen print, silk screen, studio, tree, work
New print available in my online store here. This print came together when I had a design job from a band where I was creating multiple designs for them to choose from, another design got picked and I was left with a few designs. So after this design sat on my computer for a few months I decided to edit it slightly and see how it would turn out as a print.
This is a 1 color print, printed on 140lb Black French Paper. 12.5-12.5in in size.
Posted in albatross, bird, black, circle, drawing, french paper, hand pulled, ink, maine, moom, portland, print, screen print, silk screen
Tagged poster, print, screen print
Posted in Art, poster, posters, screen print
Tagged animals, antlers, black, deer, drawing, french paper, graveyard lovers, ink, kris johnsen, nature, painting, poster, print, screen print, silk screen, snake, stag, white
I just listed a few test print tote bags that I made the past month in my Etsy Store. There are only 5 available and will probably never be printed like this again! They are really cheap and are priced to get out of my studio! If you are local and interested in one left me know and I can get it to you somehow.
Posted in screen print
Tagged ax, axe, bag, black, canvas, hand printed, natural, screen print, silk screen, test print, tote
Here’s my new t-shirt design for the Brooklyn, NY band Graveyard Lovers. I had the pleasure of seeing them in December at the Last Night On Earth 11 show and made a poster for that show with their name on it. They asked me for a new shirt design and this is what happened. I’m really psyched on this design and hope to see lots of people wearing them. The band is on a summer tour right now and you can only pick up this shirt from them so either attend one of these shows or shoot them a message if you are interested in picking one of these up.
Thurs. July 10 – NYC – Pianos
Friday July 11 – Philly – Legendary Dobbs (https://www.facebook.com/events/1425529217707966/)
Sat. July 12 – Bethlehem PA- Steel Stacks Town Square stage
Sun. July 13 – Baltimore – Holy Frijoles
Mon. July 14 – Columbus, Ohio – Donatos Basement (https://www.facebook.com/events/246537838876769/)
Tues. July 15 – Nashville
Thurs. July 17 – St. Louis
Fri. July 18 – Madison – Mickey’s Tavern (https://www.facebook.com/events/1455843904662733/)
Sat. July 19 – Milwaukee – Bremen Cafe
Sun. July 20 – Green Bay – Trailmixers
Mon. July 21 – Chicago – Livewire Lounge
Wed. July 23 – Grand Rapids – Death House
Thurs. July 24 – Port Huron Schwonksoundstead (https://www.facebook.com/events/536485076462937/)
Fri. July 25 – Cleveland – Mahall’s
Mon. July 28 – Albany – The Low Beat
Also available in gray.
Posted in screen print, Tshirt
Tagged antler, deer, graveyard lovers, lovers, screen print, shirt, silk screen, snake, stag, t, tshirt