Yeezus For President in 2020!!! This is a throwback to some prints we did roughly a year ago. We were able to work with Donda Productions, and we actually did TWO versions of this print (one as a THREE color with GLOW in the dark ink, shown below, and one as a TWO color with Metallic Gold instead of White). They turned our very radical, and were printed as a very limited edition of 100. We were happy, and we still see them selling online for mucho dinero! :)
Lori Fenn is a true artist. Based in Phoenix, and after calling dozens of print shops in 3 different states, she finally found us. She told us that she had a 12 color poster job, 24" x 24", and that everyone she called either told her that they wouldn't do it, or it would cost her over $50 per print. As always, we stood out as being the diamond in the rough: the print shop that not only says YES to things most wont touch, but our prices were extremely competitive.So, off to the races. We were able to cut these posters down ourselves to prep for this job, and given the larger-than-normal number of colors in this particular print, every stage of prep just seemed to take a whole lot longer. Mixing 12 custom Pantone colors, burning 12 'Tier 4' sized screens, registering each color...very time consuming.The printing process is really a
Hand Screen Printed posters are amazing. One of our favorite things in the shop is having the chance to print amazingly well designed tour posters. The difference between cheap full color offset printed posters and hand screen printed posters is obvious: one is cheaply made, bland and something that is machine made; and the other is beautifully crafted, hand made, ink that you can feel, and something that is as beautiful as it is unique. As screen printers, the ability to print flat stock is extremely more difficult than something like apparel...so for an artist-run shop like ours, we prefer printing things like posters because of the high caliber of experience it takes and the artistic value of the final product.We had the ability to work with artist and illustrator James R. Eads to print some posters for Ray LaMontagne and his live show at the Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado. These posters
Although Margin's Imprint is known for their Moon Calendars that they make every year, they also are very involved in alot of experimental print making, and we are usually their guinea pigs that help them with the creative processes involved with making these things become a reality.From smaller sized multicolored prints to very large gradient printed posters, we help them with an array of different projects that help them keep the true essence of Margins alive.These "Nadis" prints derive from the idea of energy points in our body, and these prints were done on super thick Bangladesh style handmade paper. This particular run was with a few different colors of paper stock, and a slight color change of the ink as well. The prints are very large, and use a lot of ink but have a really great feel of the true meaning of this artwork!
This last Halloween, we were asked by the people at MySpace Music to help with with a very customize project: Custom Printed and Cut Halloween Masks for one of their artists, Mellowhigh. Mellowhigh is a hip hop group composed of members of Odd Future, and they needed custom made masks for their record release party at the Henry Fonda Theater. What better people to take on such a task as Print Renegades??Firstly we hand printed these masks using high quality waterbased Permaset inks on very durable 140# coverstock French Paper. The artwork was a little perspective askew, so was difficult to print, .From there we made our own custom die (as you can see, its a little homemade) and hand punched out every one of these masks. From there, hot glue held on the elastic backing (staples are cheap and dangerous), and after making a few hundred of these, they turned out pretty
We had the VERY unique opportunity to help out the amazing group Movember. These guys have a rad charity dedicated to various stages of Men's Health, and every November 1st they get everyone to go clean shaven, then grow their "MO" (short for Moustache) for the entire month of November, while simultaneously fund raising for supporting Men's Health.We worked with the artist Shawn Harris on the art, which was perfectly print ready and sloppy, allowing a lot of wiggle room with the print style that we like. Print was 3 colors on 18x24 paper. We used a 100# cover stock Flavor's Gourmet paper (color Smoked Sea Salt) with color matched Permaset inks.After printing, Shawn signed each one, then we hand numbered each one individually. After, we had to roll each of the 1300 posters into individual poster tubes (white glove rolled with tissue paper inside each one). 25 boxes of posters is never