The latest screen print article features Grow Your Own Media located in Atwater Village in Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of visiting the studio & print shop while learning more about their history and work. Click here to read the article. If you want to learn how to screen print or need studio space on an hourly basis, visit GYOM.
The design for this poster came from a large stripe that I've been working on....a stripe big enough to cover the side of building. I was curious to see how the stripe would work when it was scaled down and repeated in a slightly different way. I kept the screen print colors simple - just black and white. I especially like the poster that has the triangles leftover from last week's prints.
I have been creating a series of digital posters that explore pattern, color, repetition and scale. Here is one of the posters screen printed on recycled chipboard. While the chartreuse didn't print as bright as I'd have liked on the chipboard base, I think the design has potential. More posters to follow in the coming weeks.
On November 23rd the Compton branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored a screen print workshop that was free and open to all ages. Residents learned about the history of screen printing, using water-based inks and printing on a 4 color press. They printed the state of California and Compton Library then added their own artwork to customize their t-shirts. Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and Jose for the great turn-out!
On Saturday, November 16th, the Leland R. Weaver branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored the second screen print workshop in South Gate park. Participants learned about the history of poster printing and printed two colors on recycled chipboard. The owl screen print could be cut out and made into a hanging mobile, used as a coloring book or folded in half to become pages of a new story. Thanks to all the participants and volunteers who made the day a success!
Made from 100% recycled masonite or reclaimed plywood from construction sites. Panels come in two sizes 12"x24" and 24"x48". Multiple screen print colors will be available. The design is based on a series of railroad tracks that form an intricate pattern when tiled. Stay tuned for additional information...