Thursday, 22 July 2010

Vice Magazine Has a Lot to Answer For


Let's set the scene a little bit here. Back in December 2009 I finally got to meet Tobias Hayes, he of Shoes and Socks Off, Shield Your Eyes, Meet Me in St. Louis, I could go on (fame). We recorded a little session in the upstairs of The Cockpit for the currently-resting Tapes podcast project.

Anyways, we became good chums and he said that at some stage in the next year he'd like a twoducksdisco and Shoes and Socks Off collaboration of sorts and a couple of months ago, such an opportunity arose.

Above is the image that Toby sent me that he wanted incorporating into the poster. It's by his lady friend, whose frankly awesome work you can see at her website.

So after working through a few ideas we arrived at our final design, which meant off to the print studios again. Below is the design printed on the acetates, ready for burning to the screens.

Printing the orange layer.

Rows of posters.

Oops, I did it again. I forgot to take pictures of the printing of colour number. All shall be clear across the third colour in the process but to keep you enticed, here is a picture of a screen with emulsion, drying in a cupboard. Wow!

The third and final colour was to be yellow and here is a shot of me mixing it with acrylic medium, which helps it go that little bit further. Basically it doesn't dry out as quick.

I applied in a slightly different approach to screen-printing, the wonderful technique of stippling.

Stippling is fun!

I had to cut a few flame stencils of as the paint would bleed through and underneath the paper after a while and this made splotches and other not so nice things.

The final poster; printed, stippled, cropped, signed, numbered and ready for action.

They will be available on the Shoes and Socks Off tour, which starts this weekend. So get out to a show, see the SASO band, love it and then maybe pick up a poster. Go on, he'd like that and so would I.

Cherry bye.