Posts Tagged 'Screenprint'

Whats That?

As many of know, for the past 7 weeks or so I have been doing this project that I call “I Hope This Makes You Happy“. Pretty much it involves me creating a 6×6 drawing each week and putting it up somewhere around town. The other day I decided that I want to included something else with each drawing. Its a 4×4 card that I screen-printed. I’m pretty stoked with how they turned out. The only way to get one is if you find one of the drawings, and if you do find one I Hope It Makes You Happy.

-nick v.

Happy Card
4×4
3 color screen print

the “in” crowd…

This past weekend I decided to venture on a quest to figure the whole registration thing out with screen printing. It seemed simple enough, I just never really gave it a try. All of my previous prints never really required registration and the ones that did, I just eyeballed it because I was only making one or two prints.

For this print I kept it two colors. I assembled the image using various drawings from my sketchbook that I have been wanting to use for some time now. The registration went rather smoothly thanks to some pointers from Sean Tucker, but the fact that my squeegee was not big enough turned it into a rather frustrating experience. Luckily in the end, I was able to obtain a larger squeegee and finish the prints. I kept the run fairly small and ended up with about 7 decent prints. 

Also, be sure to check out Art Walk downtown tomorrow night! Jimmy will apart of AIGA’s Atomic Sketch in the Old Library, and our friend Karen Dessire will be showing her work at the Printing.com store. 

 

- nick v.

 
the “in” crowd
11 x 16.5
2 color screenprint

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Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine?

Earlier this year, we stumbled across an artist web site called, Fudge Factory Comics, which is done by Travis Millard out of Los Angeles. The thing that captured our attention was his section on zines. Since finding this, we have had it in the back of our heads that this would be a fun casual project for us to do every now and then. This past quarter at school we had a class that involved hand stitching and binding books. For one of the projects we did our first test run and created a zine. The covers were screen printed and we had some pages of random thoughts and expressions done with a typewriter. We have talked with others that also have interest in this area, and are looking to do some collaboration sometime soon. Below are some shots from the ones we did in class.

—The Fridge Guys

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The Mustache Bandito…

So I’m pretty pumped to have been part of the Beards and Brushes show. There was a lot of awesome artwork. Thanks to Sean from Jaxbeard for putting on the show. You can check out pictures from the show here

For the show I decided to do the Mustache Bandito. If any of you are familiar with the Mustache Bandits, the Bandito is just another one of the Bandits only he is spanish. So don’t try speaking english to him because he won’t understand a word your saying. Below is a picture of him. He is one cool dude. Also I included a picture of Jim, Sara, and  I rocking the Mustache Fridge shirts. If anyone still wants one, hit us up and we will make it happen. We are selling them for $5. 

may the force be with you,
-nick v.

 

The Mustache Bandito
16×20
Acrylic on Canvas
Mustach Bandito
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Beards and Brushes show at Bogda: Sat Sep. 5th—8pm

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For anyone that gets a chance to go, we both have pieces that will be in this show as do a few of our friends. Come out and join in on the expressed joy of facial hair.

—The Fridge Guys



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