Monday, 17 August 2009

Propeller

A couple of months back I received an email from Jo Tubelord, pitching to me a rather interesting project in which he wished for me to be a part of. At first I was going to sack it off but he did put 4 x's at the end of said message and i'm a sucker for the digital love.

The challenge that lay ahead of the band was to assign a set amount of 7" sleeves to a bunch of 'art weiners' for their upcoming single 'Propeller' and so I took 30 of 500 to help out.

After receiving my 30 sleeves in the post along with a heart breaking tale of a moose who whilst out on a casual jog falls in love with a bear yet never gets the beautiful ursidae, who is oblivious to the poor moose's affections resulting in loss, confusion and resignition of chasing an impossible zeal.

With the above story as inspiration I created my image which I chose to screenprint across the 30 sleeves and the below pictures document the process in which the sleeves were printed...

The sleeves, awaiting their fate (plus killer mug). The acetate for the first layer of my print. The first colour (metallic gold) being printed. The gold layer complete. The acetate for the second layer of the print. Second colour (intense pink) being printed Both colours down, drying and looking like a delicious army! The final sleeve. Hopefully that has shed some light on the screenprinting process and how my sleeves for 'Propeller' were put together.

If you want to see more fricking ace sleeves for this project then head over to the Rainboliatric blog. There's some seriously great work there, so go, go, feast your eyes!

2 comments:

Elle teague said...

I love it! I really really need to do mine - eeek!

jess higgins said...

These look SWEEEEET. One of the contributors to museums has also done some work for this project. i wish i'd been asked!! haha
About that, the group drawings zine now has a pretty full line up BUT i'm looking to put out solo zines & other things, this one girl georgia harrison (who is AMAZING) is doing one which should be mindblowing. But i don't wanna limit it to just zines and books! so I was wondering if maybe you wanted to do a print series????
either just 1 print, like an edition, or a set of 3 or 4 or 5, to go in a sleeve or something ?? i think it'd be sweet! i couldn't pay you or nothin' other than paying for ink costs & stuff (it looks like you're well set up for screenprinting, but if you wanted i could take care of that if you just sent images) for the amount we'll release PLUS how much it would cost for you to print a bunch for yourself to sell/
HOWSIT SOUND??
e-mail me jhessiggins@hotmail.co.uk