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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

Mount Sharp vinyl

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I recently had the pleasure of doing an illustration for longtime friend Bryan Bruchman’s new band Mount Sharp. They have a new ep coming out/out right now called Weird Fears. The ep is pressed on 12in vinyl with one side being the music and the other side having an etching of the illustration I made for them. I’ve yet to see this in person but the pic below looks pretty sweet! I’m excited to see what it looks like when spinning. Pick these up directly from the band on the internets or at their live shows.
Mount Sharp – 2014 Tour Dates
Thu 21 Aug 2014 TT the Bear’s Boston / Cambridge, MA, US
Fri 22 Aug 2014 The Press Room Portsmouth, NH, US
Sun 24 Aug 2014 Casablanca Cruises Portland, ME, US
Fri 05 Sep 2014 Pianos New York, NY, US
Fri 26 Sep 2014 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ, US

Stream the ep at Brooklyn Vegan.
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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster and Process

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

I’ve had the pleasure of designing this poster for Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra when they play at SPACE Gallery on August 2nd in Portland, ME. which is also the exact date of SPACE Gallery’s 10 year anniversary. The poster is a 2 color screen print. Edition of 100. Half of the edition is printed on thin chipboard and half on brown kraft paper.

This poster will first be for sale the night of the show, view all show info here. Then a day or two later I will throw up the remaining copies online.

Below you can find a few pictures of the drawing process, the printing process as well as some detail shots.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

This poster is basically one whole drawing that was created from a collage and drawing I made and then re-drawn to make one piece. That drawing was then scanned in to make the black layer of the poster.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

For the white layer I layed down some drafting vellum over the black layer and drew in some highlighted white areas.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Oiling down the transparencies.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

First layer of white on kraft paper.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

2nd layer of black.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Poster. SPACE Gallery 8.2.2012 Portland, ME - Kris Johnsen 2012

Anddd some detail shots after the jump!
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Screaming Females Poster Process

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011 Poster

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011 Poster

Posters are all done for the Screaming Females at SPACE Gallery show. These are a collaboration with Marissa Paternoster of the Screaming Females. Posters are a 4 color screen print with pink and blue editions. These were so much fun to design and print!

Pink edition is a large 106. Blue is 19. Poster measures 18in.-24in. printed on 100lb. Madero Beach Speckletone Paper but The French Paper Company. Also the first 30 posters in the pink edition have the show information for the Space Gallery show while the rest only have Screaming Females text. A limited number of these will be for sale with the Screaming Females on tour after the Space show in Portland and available on my ETSY Store here.

Below is a little process of the printing of these posters done in Pickwick Independent Press in Portland, ME.

The two top pictures are taken by David Zwickerhill. If your looking for a photographer in the Portland area, look up this guy!

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011 Poster

Transparencies for burning screens.

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

First layer of lighter green.

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

baking racks make for good drying racks! I think I need to buy 1 more.

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011 Poster

I had a lot of fun with the pink layer on this poster. Some I printed blue instead of pink while some pink posters have split fountain with some lighter pink/gray.

Screaming Females with The Underground Railroad to Candyland & Mouth Washington @ SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME. - Kris Johnsen + Marissa Paternoster 2011 Poster
More process after the jump!
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New Track from Lavinia

New Track from this new band called Lavinia featuring current & former members of Caspian, Eksi Ekso and The Burning Paris. I’m pretty into it! Check out the first track here.

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE Gallery

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This poster was super fun to make! I started out just drawing cassette tapes in my notebook while at the same time was thinking of ideas for upcoming shows at SPACE, and it just clicked together, Ted Leo=Fun good times! so I chose to make a grid formation of old tapes, which are all based off of real tapes I found in a box at my work. I eventually changes some of the information on the tapes to fit the show, Ted Leo & Screamales references, and maybe one local indie band one in there as well. You’ll have to see these in person to know what I’m talking about!

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First few drawings of tapes which eventually led me to hand drawing all of the band text. This is harder than it looks, mostly just trying to pick the one that works best.

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE Gallery

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE Gallery

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE Gallery

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE GalleryAfter the poster was all layed out in Photoshop I printed out each color layer on to paper and oiled them up for the burning process. This poster is a 3 color screen print, printed on 4 different colors of paper. Ink colors are Black, Light blueish white and Orange/red

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen @ EmblemStudio.org – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE Gallery

The photo below is the blue layer transparency.

[SPACE Gallery Poster Series] Kris Johnsen @ EmblemStudio.org – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists & Screaming Females @ SPACE Gallery
Way more photos after the jump!
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Finn Riggins

So this band almost played in Portland last night, but Geno’s cancelled the show for lack of promotion. Wonder who’s fault that was???

Anyways, this band rules!!!