VSP friend Stefan Hoffmann recently spent time in Japan working on another excellent project (see it here). While there he met an artist, Taku, that does vertical screen printing. Here’s what Stefan had to say: “I met a vertical screen printer with a really nice technique when I was in Tokyo. No ink, just dirt he found on the street, added some wheat paste, and pushed his mixture through a very coarse mesh. I was amazed about the amount of detail and the thickness of the ‘ink layer’.” See documentation of Taku’s technique below. Photos by Stefan Hoffmann
Australian artist Cam Scott sent us some info and pictures about a project he recently completed.
What Cam said about the work:
“These boxes were a part of Waverley Council’s ‘Utility Box Art
Beautification Project’ which sort out local artists to transform ugly
traffic boxes around this area of Sydney. As for the boxes in the
video, I chose to cover them with stencils made from the surrounding
North Bondi landscape. The boat ramp, Ben Buckler Point, Bondi beach
and its sand. I really enjoy playing with perspective in my work but
this was my first attempt at combining separate public spaces through
Here’s information about a screen printed mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland sent to us by Leo Boyd.
This mural was designed for the entranceway of a youth centre on an interface in Belfast. The original design was conceived as being a series of interlocking circuit board trees where the nodes of the circuit would contain images created in a group of workshops.
The brief for the mural was to create something that represented the ethos of the youth centre. IE: inclusion for everyone, no matter your religion, ethnicity, ability or sexual orientation.
With this mural Laura and I wanted to try something different and considering my back ground as a print maker we decided to have a go at vertical screen printing.
The next step in the mural is the ‘Welcome Wall.’ The kids in the workshop have designed a series of welcomes in various different languages. We will screen print their designs onto the wall and have the kids paint in the colours.
Bill Fick has been leading a big project at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Its a 2500 square foot installation that includes lots of vertical screen printing. See this link for more details: http://visarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/reflections-exhibition/
Bill Fick recently installed a mural titled “KAPOW” at Greenhill Gallery in Greensboro, NC. The piece is part of the ANIMATED! exhibit that will be up from September 6 – November 9. Fick will be giving a talk about the mural during an artist dialogue on October 23 at 5:30.