Friday, 9 March 2012

Point of Go

As I prepare for Flatstock 33 at SXSW next week, I have produced a screen-printed poster for Oxford-based 'calypso pop' band Jonquil. Point of Go by Jonquil

And what says 'calypso pop' better than a woman in a grass skirt, standing waist-deep in the sea, playing the ukelele? As always, I documented the print process with photographs. So here is a run through of how these posters were printed. The acetates of the print, laid over one another. You can see where I had to cut and arrange certain aspects of the print, to ensure tight registration during the printing process.

The first screen locked into the bed, awaiting it's orange fate.

First colour down...

The stack of posters with the first colour down.

The second screen locked in the bed with the pink, imminent.

The pink colour has been printed. How does it look...

Drying out.

Thought I'd add some extra layers to my test prints whilst I was there. Looking cool.

Here is the final print, cropped, signed and numbered in an edition of 40.

The posters are now available in my online shop;. Aloha!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Something or Nothing

I've just wrapped up a tour poster for London-based dream poppers Pale Seas.
Something Or Nothing by Pale Seas
I wanted to create something that complimented their hazy sounds and kept that element of mystery.

They also wanted to take the posters out on the road, as merchandise. So I screen-printed 60 posters for their weeks escapade up and down England and here are some photos from the print session.

The separations for the two-colour poster.

Here is a screen waiting to have the images from the acetates burnt onto.

The firt screen, locked into the bed where the posters are printed.

First colour down and looking good.

Here are the posters now with the second colour on and drying out on the rack.

The poster, cropped and ready to be delivered to the band.

Here are some detail shots.

So the band will have 50 posters with them for the tour and I will have 10 for my shop, which will go on sale from Wednesday 21st March (the day after I return from Flatstock 33 in Austin, Texas) - if I have any left of course.

More on Flatstock 33 in the next couple of days...