|Printed on grey v-necks.|
|Printed on white tees.|
|Printed on black v-necks. The accidental texture on the "E" was a nice touch.|
|Exposing the designs.|
|The design turned out really clean.|
I've been doing a lot more screen printing lately, a goal I've been meaning to fulfill since I first began in the summer when I was screen printing t-shirts for my music project. Having a dimensional design and packaging design class along with the working with the gallery committee for alumni show it has given me numerous opportunities to experiment much more with screen printing. As my time and the time of many friends of mine at The Art Institute comes to an end we've all been reaching out to each others exclusive talents.
My friend, John has been into collecting hats for a while now, specifically quality 5 panel hats, namely from RIPNDIP, The Quiet Life, and Supreme amongst others. It hasn't been until recently, within the past month or so that he began making his own printed pocket tee's in between work and studying animation at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
We decided to try to make something more out of his ideas than just a hobby and reached out to our friend and fellow designer, Stephen Catapano who almost immediately started working out ideas for designs and a logo of sorts. If there is one thing to know about Stephen it is his constantly evolving obsession with everything letters and typography, especially script fonts so needless to say, his hand drawn type was as on point as ever.
All of the prepping and printing was done in one night in a friend's dorm room so I was surprised when the screen turned out as well as it did so I think I'm getting the hang of it.
I can see this developing into a hobby of mine as I continue to learn and experiment more with the medium. It feels as though everything I've been doing art and design-wise have been exercises, preparing me to do something more ambitious with what I've learned. In terms of what the next step will be, nothing is certain for now but this project will continue to develop in some way.