Archives for category: Wall Graphics

If you’re interested in learning how to do vertical screen printing, contact us at Super G Print Lab in Durham, NC. We offer personal screen printing lessons and group workshops. Contact info at screenprintworkshop.com

Jina Vert Printing

UNC faculty artist Jina Valentine learning some vertical screen printing techniques at Super G Print Lab.

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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

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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.

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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/

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View of gallery. Walls have been covered and ready for vertical screen printing.

View of gallery. Walls have been covered and ready for vertical screen printing.

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Travis Robertson showing some ninja screen printing techniques.

Travis Robertson showing some ninja screen printing techniques.

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At the opening

At the opening

POSADA 100 YEARS ON Mural by Carlos Hernandez and The Amazing Hancock Brothers

Based on and inspired by the art of Jose Guadalupe Posada, printmakers Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones Press in Houston, TX and The Amazing Hancock Brothers (Charles & John) of Austin, TX have created a tribute to Posada in recognition of the 100 years since his death. Posada was known primarily for woodcuts and engravings. The printmakers chose to take a more contemporary approach – the “Screenprint Mash-Up” – using his imagery. The process is collaborative, frenetic, fast and democratic; a set number of images were chosen, put into screens and were printed onto canvas in a seemingly random manner. The process allows spontaneity in re-contextualizing Posada’s images. The mural was created during a five-day period from June 3rd thru June 7th, 2013 at Burning Bones Press in Houston, Tx.

The piece is installed at The Pastry War in Houston.

Wall covering on site

Wall covering on site.

Carlos and John hard at work.

Carlos Hernandez and John Hancock hard at work.

John and helper with one section of the wallcovering.

John and helper adding final details.

VSP champion Stefan Hoffmann recently finished a project in Montreal. Here’s a video of the piece being created.

Here’s a time-lapse video of Chad Silver and his associates working on wall graphics at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Lots of very skillful vertical screen printing going here! You can learn more about this project and other outstanding work by Chad at his web site: From the desk of Chad Silver