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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

Slim Wild Boar & his Forsaken Shadow Album

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Finally got a physical copy of this album in my hands! Slim Wild Boar & his Forsaken Shadow – Self Titled. Released in 2014. I did the album cover illustration as well as the record sticker with the boar and text on it.

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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Process Shots 7.30.2014

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Here’s a few Instagram shots from the past few days. printed a few March of the Hare tshirts and working on album art for the band Slim Wild Boar and his Forsaken Shadow.

Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Dolls) Art Party on May 3rd at Pinecone+Chickadee

Kris Johnsen 2013

This First Friday at Pinecone+Chickadee I’m one of 12 artists drawing a Matryoshka Doll. Better known as a Russian Nesting Doll, probably because no one can say Matryoska, I don’t even know if I’m saying it right? Either way I’m making one! The picture above is my initial sketch of my idea and below you can see some process shots of my doll so far, I’ll be coating it with lacquer in the coming days and will be on display in the shop all month. it will be for sale along with all of the others for an as yet undetermined cost. I hope you’ll come hang out if you get a change and are in Portland, ME!

Here’s all the show info.

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Kris Johnsen 2013

Kris Johnsen 2013

Kris Johnsen 2013

Kris Johnsen 2013

Kris Johnsen 2013

White Birch Soap Shop
My sister karli has started a new line of hand made soaps in New Hampshire called White Birch Soap Shop. I designed the packaging and Etsy banner, I’ve aso used it and it’s great soap! Check it out.
White Birch Soap Shop

White Birch Soap Shop

Poster design for Horse Feathers at The oak and the Ax

Poster design for Horse Feathers at The oak and the Ax - Kris Johnsen, Hannah Rosengren 2012
Poster design for The Oak and the Ax in Biddeford, ME. Designed by myself and Hannah Rosengren. View the show info here.