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
Had a lot of fun on the Big Fun on a Boat party the day after Picnic featuring Awaas, Mouth Washington, Mount Sharp and Dream Reaper. Here’s a few pictures from the day.
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Tagged awaas, bands, big fun, boat, concert, event, maine, mount sharp, mouth washington, nautical, party, photos, picnic, portland, sea, show
Here’s my new Whale Screen Print called “Until The Path is No More.” It’s hand pulled in Portland at my small studio and measures 7in.-12in. It’s two colors and is on 100lb Madero Beach Speckletone French Paper. Signed and numbered edition of 53.
This print was created for the Framed. Group Art Show I put together at Pinecone+Chickadee in Portland this past month. My framed Whale piece is no longer available in the show but I have about 45 prints left of this and and selling them pretty cheap! If your interested in picking one up I have them for sale at my Etsy Shop!
Below are a few shots of the actual print.
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Tagged anchor, emblem studio, hand printed, ink, kris johnsen, maine, nautical, ocean, print, screen print, sea, silkscreen, sperm whale, teeth, water, whale
Finished up a small batch of isobell band tshirts yesterday to finish my work on their concept art for their new album Sea Spells. They also had their album release show at SPACE Gallery last night. I also decided to make a small edition of 20 posters using the same screen I made for the tshirts.
If your interested in picking up one of these Alternative Apparel tshirts or posters please get in contact with the band, they are very approachable and I don’t have any left.
Hallway drying area since I don’t have storage for 30+ wet tshirts.
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Tagged album, arrows, Art, concept, design, emblem studio, isobell, kris johnsen, maine, ocean, portland, screen print, sea, sea spells, silkscreen, tshirt
New poster design for Caspian, The Baltic Sea & Irepress for a show at SPACE Gallery on Thursday, August 27th.