Category Archives: screen print

New o’death T-shirts

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015
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!
o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

o'death tshirt printing - Kris Johnsen 2015

New Blood Warrior fabric patches + pins

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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.

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NEW! The Albatross Screen Print

The Albatross Screen print - Kris Johnsen 2014 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.

New Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster

Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014

I just finished up printing 2 editions of this print I created a few months ago for the band Graveyard Lovers. It was initially a t-shirt design for the band but I always kind of liked it so much I decided to make it into a 12-16in 1 color poster. I also printed a small edition with band text that will be sent to the band and available through them. These are up for sale now here.Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014 Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014 Stag and Snake Screen Printed Poster - Kris Johnsen 2014

One-of-a-kind test printed Tote bags!

Axe Tote Bag - Kris Johnsen 2014

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.

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New ‘March of the Hare’ Screen Print available now!

Kris Johnsen - March of the Hare Screen print 2014

New to the web store! This ‘March of the Hare” 12.16in. screen print is from my t-shirt of the same name, I decided to print some paper prints since I did get rid of the white layer on the shirt printing since it did not work exactly the way I wanted it to but I think it works great on paper! Really makes it pop that much more. The shirt version is on a very white/oatmeal color so the white was not needed as much for those. These are now available online and will have them at Picnic in Portland this August 23rd!

Kris Johnsen - March of the Hare Screen print 2014

Kris Johnsen - March of the Hare Screen print 2014

Kris Johnsen - March of the Hare Screen print 2014

Kris Johnsen - March of the Hare Screen print 2014

New Graveyard Lovers Tshirt design

Graveyard Lovers tshirt design - kris johnsen 2014
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
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1450286575225320/)
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
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1444578699128326/)
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.
Graveyard Lovers tshirt design - kris johnsen 2014