Thursday, 1 April 2010

Blood of a Dove

Well hey, the sun's out

So a few months back I was asked by Ash of Iron Wagon to design and screen-print a poster for the mighty Kong. I was already familiar with Kong's noisy output so I wanted to create something a bit outside of my comfort zone.

I printed the posters at my good chum Calum 'No Trust' Harris' house after a mix-up with bookings at WYPW. This also lead to paper stock issues and so I ended up printing on 130 gsm paper. Now this is a bit thinner than what I usually print on, as paint has a tendancy to make thinner paper / card bend when printing large areas of colour.

Below depicts our day printing in the 'Dungeon'... Here's Calum and myself drying the screens out with the images burned onto them. Good to see men at work... The first screen in place Mixing the first colour, which after inheriting some gold of Mr. Drew Millward, I decided to make a gold / copper metallic hybrid The second screen ready and in place for the black paint. This is actually quite terrifying... ''You're telling me they're lined up for a slaughter-house?'' The final poster, cropped and ready to take to the show tonight So there you go, they came out quite nice but due to the paper crumpling the way in which it did I will be selling them for super-cheap at the show and if there's any left, then they'll be online next week. That's the way screen-printing goes though, lots of lessons to be learned along the way... ho-hum.

Next up in my screen-printing schedule is Belle & Sebastian Teenage Fanclub, which should be good fun as they're playing at one of my favourite venues; Koko, as part of Camden Crawl 2010.

Cheers for reading. See y'round!


Sarah Reid said...

Like it!
No, love it!

The Iron Wagon said...

Boo ya!

Cameron Steward said...

Thanks homies! See ya laterz.