Monday, July 25, 2011

Typos and Twitter Fiends (Silkscreen Process)

I recently printed a 5 layer silkscreen, only to be informed by a twitter follower (Thanks Nuria!) of my literary agent Steven Malk, that there was a typo…so I had to go back and print a layer of white to knock out the offending misprint and then go back in with an additional layer of pink to make it right. 7 layers for the price of 5…very annoying, but I’m glad it was caught before I sold any and sent them out into the world. See the pictures below: 



First Screen burned:
 


Metallic silver printed:


Transparent blue:


Transparent magenta


Transparent yellow:


Black:


The typo in “nurseries”:



A layer of white to cover up:


Another layer of pink to fix:


Ready to be cut down and signed…sorry for the phone photos:



The prints will go up for sale tomorrow…stay tuned…

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New postcards

Reworked this thing to make it more punk. This will be on postcards I’m taking to a kid’s book conference in LA in 2 weeks.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Super Lucky Cat Shirt Design

This design was killed but thought I would share it here anyway. I may print up some on my own - what do you think?




Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Chocolate Factory




This is the digital file from a new silkscreen I printed yesterday.


The billboards are candies mentioned in Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which I reread for the millionth time recently.


This is the moment where the Great Glass Elevator explodes through the roof and flies over the city to Charlie’s house.


I included lots of little references to keep it interesting for me - including the “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT” sign, alluding to Charlie taking over the factory and the metallic gold ground, a reference to the “5th Golden Ticket” found by Charlie Bucket.


And of course there is a small billboard which simply says “DAHL.”