Monday, December 22, 2008

Print liberation: The Screen Printing Primer.

I recently purchased this book. This is absolutely one of the best books for screen printing that I have come across. Extremely easy to follow with a great sense of humor. They pass on years of experience of printing with a perspective of "do it yourself" attitude. They make the set up process and printing clear and fun. They also included transparencies to help you along with your way to print. Highly Recommended!

This is their own description:

Print Liberation with Luren Jenison show you how to start screen printing today using the most basic elements—a screen, some emulsion in a bucket, artwork, a light source and a sink. With your burned screen, a squeegee and some ink, you can print any image onto anything you feel like printing. While screen printing can be unpredictable, with some helpful tips and troubleshooting from the Print Liberation, you’ll soon be able to print on the bottom of a ship in a hurricane.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Another print idea. Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex. This was the original idea for the Art of Democracy show. But I forgot about the show and the entry date passed. Next time.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Four Images that I am working on at the moment.


Hello patterns.....

Cities as Icebergs

Blow ink spray

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Typos changes mostly the date.....

...and the skull is different as well. After a disaster today at the print shop hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Next possible change for the poster.

Hand drawn background that was scanned and then placed back into the image.
Still not sure about this though. Still got to screen print it though...

Bands on the poster. Akimbo, Sweet Cobra and Millions.

IN other news...
I recently got the new album by ASVA: What You Don't Know Is Frontier. This record is such an improvement from the last record, I really liked the last record, Futurists Against The Ocean.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New poster in the works.....

This is what came out so far. As far as the design of the poster.

I really like the idea. My friend Nick made some good suggestions for the poster as well.

Monday, October 06, 2008

This is a digital version of a poster that I printed. The actual paper is more of an olive color. I'm happy with the way it came out. This is a new step for me. I going to start doing more print/copy/scan technique. The type was done this what and so was the man.

Bands on the poster.
Plague Bringer
Wetnurse new band on Seventh Rule Recordings.
Small Town Murder

As soon as I take a photo or scan the actual print I'll post it.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Christiane Baumgartner, her website.
These are the most impressive woodcuts I have seen in a while. Absolutely incredible work she has going. The control and fore thought to create such work is inspiring.

Here is an article about her.

Freed from Speed
by Roy Exley written for EAST International catalogue 2004

Thursday, August 07, 2008

the Melvins

Last week was the first time I got to see the Melvins with Big Business. I was floored by how good they sounded. Buzzo's guitar tone was incredible and the duel drummers was just as impressive. To bad they played the Double Door. The roof was leaking and it felt like a sauna inside. But I was able to pick up this Burlesque poster for $5.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The A La Carte show in Utah has opened. Here is photo by Jimboyaka of Amalgam United. All the prints included in the show.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Steamroller for relief.
I only wish I access to something like this. Using industrial gear is such the dream for me. Plus using a steamroller, but I sure it runs on diesel of course.

Honestly I'm just jealous.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

So this is the final print for the Ronny's show. The other idea just didn't workout. So I returned to the original idea. I really like the way it came out.

It's a bit different for me, as was the the Millions/Ling Ling poster.

Hopefully more experimentation and more work.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Alright second try.

So this is going to be a 19"x 7" poster.
Two colors, all fun.

This time I was able to catch a typo in time and it has been fixed.

Bands on the poster.

Why Intercept?
Ling Ling

At the new Bottom Lounge.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Signed and Numbered is a little gallery in Salt Lake City featuring Limited Edition concert posters, art prints and other handmade goodies by contemporary artists... both world renowned and yet undiscovered.

We are located at 221 East Broadway - SLC, UT 84111 - Slowtrain Records' downstairs - 801.596.2093
Monday - Friday = 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday= 12 - 6 pm

Stay tuned for the JUNE GALLERY STROLL when we will showcase "A LA CARTE"
50 artists, 50 smallish prints, all about food...YUM
Opening reception Friday June 20th, 6-10 pm

So this is my print for the "A La Carte" show at Signed & Numbered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

My mini-food print is about diners and my basic love of them. This is the actual four color print. Below is the the digital version. I very happy with the end result. The print came out with allot of texture and it looks great on the chipboard as well.

After looking at how Signed& Numbered is set up. It's similar to the idea of what I want to do in Chicago. Gallery/print shop/store. But that's later.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

This was the first idea for a poster. The idea of a woman and a clown seem funny to me. But it just didn't seem to work out right in the end. The bands are metal bands and this seemed too "jokey" to represent the bands. I still like the image and might do something with it in the future. But not right now.

So after brain storming and listening to the bands that are playing the show. I decided to try to make a "metal" poster.

This is a starting point of what I came up with. The type is not done or even close to how I want it. But it was set off as a proof to give the band an idea what direction I was going.

The print is going to be 2 colors on French paper. Either Brick Red or Olive. Not sure which yet.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

My last visit to Austin, I was lucky enough to go to The Austin Museum of Art. The museum had and exhibition entitled LeWitt x2.

Information provided by AMOA:

This two part exhibition focuses both on the artworks of Sol LeWitt and on his personal collection of contemporary art. Sol LeWitt: Structure and Line documents the full arc of the artist's career. Renowned for his contribution to minimalism and conceptual art, LeWitt's pencil drawings, brilliantly colored gouaches, and "structures" made of wood, aluminum, and fiberglass have defined and pushed the limits of art-making for over forty years. Throughout his career critics have admired how his work synthesizes left and right brain creativity and provokes both intellectual and emotional responses. Selections from the LeWitt Collection showcases works by an exciting array of national and international artists including Alice Aycock, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Alighiero Boetti, Chuck Close, Gilbert & George, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, On Kawara, Shirin Neshat, and Robert Ryman.

LeWitt x 2 has been organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

I, myself had never seen any of Sol Lewitt's work in person but as an admirer; there was something that clicked in my head. I truly had more of an understanding his process and work. Plus the added bonus of his collection of other artist work that he had acquired, for me, made the exhibition a successful venture. I also got the book for the exhibition. That's how much I enjoyed it.

Plus an added dividend about the trip to AMOA. They have two Richard Serra prints in the lobby. Again, I had never seen his prints in person before. To see the amount of embossing and texture he got from the long etching times was quite impressive.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Next Poster.

So this is the design of the next poster.
Harpoon and The Muzzler are going on a summer tour.
They wanted something similar to the Neurosis poster or something metal.
I can't really do metal too well.
Here are the tour dates.

14 Jun 2008 The Old Miami Detroit, Michigan
15 Jun 2008 Now That’s Class Cleveland, Ohio
16 Jun 2008 The Lit Lounge New York, New York
17 Jun 2008 The Charleston Brooklyn, New York
18 Jun 2008 O’Brien’s Pub Boston, Massachusetts
19 Jun 2008 TBA Baltimore, Maryland
20 Jun 2008 The House of Awesome Times College Park, Maryland
21 Jun 2008 Ramakins Richmond, Virginia
22 Jun 2008 Marvell Event Center North Carolina
23 Jun 2008 Money Machine Athens, Georgia
24 Jun 2008 JJs Bohemia Chattanooga, Tennessee
25 Jun 2008 Black Lodge Microdrome Memphis, Tennessee
26 Jun 2008 TBA St. Louis, Missouri

Tomorrow then.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Earth is absolutely one of my favorite bands. Their sound has changed from their earlier recordings. They have even re-recorded some of their older songs into the format of their last two records.
The newest record The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull is on Southern Lord Records.
It is the next step for the band. It still has the western feel but it pulls in a great deal of strength and power. For audio samples of past recordings go here.
Also go to their website.

Below is a video from their most recent European tour.

Yeah, I made the poster very simple and very graphic so it could be read from a distance.

Harpoon poster.

So I am the guinea pig for a new hand built vacuum table. Now matter what I did the registration was off. After experimenting with weight and size of the paper. I believe that 100lb cover was to heavy for the vacuum and the paper was being pulled by the squeegee and screen. But the problem has been figured out.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Some more Photos from the Galleries in Richmond, VA.

Photos from the gallery openings in Richmond , Va.

Again, camera gave me trouble like usual.

3-D pieces in the back of a gallery.

Blurry picture of some nice pritns.

Some nice screen printed propganda posters.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More Southern Graphics Shenanigans

These are some random prints that were on display in the Fine Arts Building that I liked while in Richmond.

Monday, April 07, 2008

New Guitar. Full Hollow Body Black on black.

I traded in one of my keyboards for this guitar. I have always wanted a full hollow body guitar. It has got a great full sound and a big low end. Plus the feedback through an amp has allot of warmth, which is sometimes hard to get with an electric guitar. I think I will call this one "Bertha".

Bertha the guitar...