How to screen print #1
- just because it looks easy doesn’t mean it is.
- make a mess
- clean it up
- look after your screens and prepare them carefully
- practise makes permanent/not perfect
- be original
It’s 2 years since i picked up a squeegee and pushed some ink accross a screen to make my first t-shirt. I probably learnt the hard way as i’ve never really read had any lessons, i’ve just played around, asked a few questions then experiemented. I’m now at the stage when i can print, within reason, anything I want, and starting to get some recognition in the screenprinting community.
It gives me great pleasure in bringing not only my own photos to life, but those of close friends. This particular design is a collaboration between Tim Borrow’s photo, and my design and printing. I’ve also gone to the added lengths of making a negative screen so that i can invert the colourway.
Supersaturated is about to push out of it’s sandbox years. Those where we were trying different ideas and experiementing with the brand. Into a new era. One where we’ve finally ‘defined ourselves’ as a hardwearing fashion brand for a water obsessed community. we’re constantly moving forward so we came up with this idea. using a full front image which is very fashionable at the moment.
NEVER LOOK BACK….