Although the technique of screen printing dates back to first-century China, it became the preferred printing method of choice for musical and political counterculture movements of the 1960s, thanks to its ease, cost, and flexibility. It moved into the mainstream with Andy Warhol's iconic screen print of Marilyn Monroe, and was quickly adopted by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. Screen printing has become even more widespread with the many demonstrations, marches, and grassroots protests in the wake of the American presidential election of 2016. Screen Printing: The Ultimate Studio Guide is a definitive, fully illustrated manual on the techniques, materials, and processes of screen printing. An essential and highly practical reference, this book is equally suited for beginning and experienced printers, with step-by-step tutorials on basic and advanced techniques, as well as "workshops" by several of the world's best-known screen printers, including Ben Eine and Bob Gill.
Screenprinting is in the midst of a popular revival among beginners, students, hobbyists and experts alike, but there are very few recent publications that give actual fundamental information on its techniques and processes. This book provides the missing manual on this very popular practice. It includes iInspirational step-by-steps with leading artists, illustrators and designers, including Ben Eine and Rob Ryan. In each step-by-step original work is created to showcase a key process or technique such as hand-cut stencils, colour blending and monoprinting. The information on materials and techniques, along with tips, insights and troubleshooting, will ensure today's creatively minded screenprinters will be able to produce eye-catching work of their own. The book also gives valuable advice to the budding screenprinter on how to organize an exhibition or screenprinting event and promote and sell their work. Deliciously fresh and visual, with specially commissioned photographs and written by a vibrant, innovative group working and teaching at the very epicentre of the contemporary screenprinting scene, this book is the complete modern guide for screenprinters of all levels of knowledge and skill, and will have a vital presence in their studios and workshops.
Contains a guide to screenprinting, with information on getting started with the basics, equipment, technique, and includes ideas for creative projects such as decorated bags, greeting cards, yard signs, and publicity posters.
Screenprinting is loved by artists and designers for its accessibility and for the seemingly endless possibilities that come naturally to a process that can combine vibrant colour and layering with pattern and image making. This book is not only aimed at the beginner, but also at more experienced printers who would like to brush up on their technique or bring themselves up to date. It is divided into chapters that cover a wealth of different screenprinting methods, from simple ones that can be achieved on a table top at home with minimum equipment, to those that require a professional studio or workshop set-up. Topics covered include using paper stencils and filler stencils; monoprinting through the screen; making positives for photo exposure by hand or by using the computer; making high-contrast positives and posterizations and there are special sections on using bitmaps, half tones and making colour separations. Aimed at screenprinters, both beginners and more advanced practitioners and lavishly illustrated with 200 clear, step-by-step colour photographs that lead you through each procedure.
Presents basic silk screening principles with instructions for making and printing stencil designs plus a brief history of stencilling as an art
Provides instructions for screen printing, offering a history, profiles of expert printers, and insights on professional printing.
Fine Art Screenprinting explains the thrilling process of pushing ink through a mesh to produce large areas of vibrant colour. With step-by-step examples, it explains the many and varied ways of creating your designs as prints. It also encourages you to experiment, to achieve exciting and unexpected results. Written for beginners and enthusiasts, it will inspire and stretch artists to try new techniques and ideas. This new book covers the equipment and materials found in the printmaking studio and explains the screenprinting process and how to use positives with photo-sensitive emulsion. There is advice on printing techniques such as making prints from paper stencils and mono-printing and it also gives full guidance on screenprinting kits for use at home. Fully illustrated with 290 colour images.
Clearly explains how to employ silk-screen printing in producing a serigraph (art print) and in textile design (making a fabric print). Nearly 200 diagrams and photographs, including 19 in full color.
Offers the step-by-step process to making screen prints with an informative overview of the equipment and tools needed, instructions on printing on diverse surfaces, sample images, tips on fixing common mistakes, and the history of screen-printing itself. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Silkscreen Masters is a groundbreaking project, both a manual on screen printing and a showcase of the world's leading printers. The manual covers everything from print basics to setting up a professional studio, as well as in-depth features on leading studios and a range of pro tips and hacks. The showcase highlights all the many applications and uses of screen printing. World-class studios and artists share their work, creating a snapshot of the best in contemporary screen printing. Whether you are a veteran or beginner, Silkscreen Masters will help you develop your practice and inspire you.
Whether your band is just starting out or touring the nation, here’s how you can build its identity by making your own unique gig posters, custom T-shirts, album covers, record sleeves, and stickers. Fans want cool and creative band merchandise, and this book gives you the tools and information you need to create your own. Author Ruthann Godellei is an artist and printmaking professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with vast experience making gig posters as well as teaching band members how to make their own. She explains, with step-by-step instructions and photos, techniques like screenprinting, photocopy art, mixed-media collage, stencil, stamping, and other guerilla art styles. Included as well is a gallery of art and artists to inspire you in creating your band’s look with your merch.
In the field of screenprinting, water-based inks are fast replacing oil-based inks that require toxic solvents. Not only do the new water-based products put an end to the health risks to which artists have been exposed, they also solve the waste disposal problems and end the damage to the environment caused by solvents and other harmful chemicals. Screenprinting is the first book to show how to utilize water-based systems, enjoy their many advantages, and create prints according to the highest standards. Author Roni Henning - director of the Screenprint Workshop in New York - takes the reader through each step in the process of making prints. She not only contrasts oil-based and water-based printing but also focuses upon the unique characteristics of water-based inks, giving tips for using them most effectively and, indeed, for mastering the entire printing process - from the stretching of the screen and the creation of stencils of numerous kinds, to choosing the right ink, printing on various surfaces, cleaning up, and even recycling materials. Henning's text takes great care to explain the logic of color separation, which is at the heart of much fine-art screenprinting. Moreover, she explores specialized topics, such as photo stenciling methods and applications, the creation of delightful monoprints, and the printing of tee shirts. The text of Screenprinting is supplemented by beautiful examples of the medium, including images by prominent contemporary artists Alice Neel, Red Grooms, Elizabeth Osborne, and others. Many serve to illustrate specific techniques under discussion, while others make the book a virtual gallery of rich and colorful pictures to be examined and enjoyed again and again.
In Print Play, screen printing designers and teachers Jess Wright and Lara Davies welcome you into their colorful, pattern-filled world with a series of how-to screen printing projects. The book covers all the basics of screen printing at home before delving into more complex techniques and projects, ranging from homewares to accessories and clothing. The 30 projects are accessible to novice screen printers, as well as keeping more experienced screen printers challenged, and include printed wallpaper, posters, beach towels, napery, tote bags and planter boxes. Extra chapters focus on creating color palettes, finding inspiration and designing your own unique patterns. Written with a sense of fun and offering easy-to-follow instructions, Jess and Lara invite you to create some screen printing magic of your own.
The essential how-to guide to major crafting techniques, including work from more than 150 contemporary artists for inspiration and projects to galvanize your creativity in every medium
One of Indie Rock's Best Poster Artists (Pitchfork) "Ryan has been making strange little creatures since the mid-’90s, most often for bands in the Chicago area looking to promote concerts with something splashier than a Xeroxed flyer. His work is unmistakable: Whether it’s a bunch of animals cozied up under the covers or a smashed-up satellite advertising a Hum reunion, there’s nothing else exactly like it (and nothing nearly as charming)." --The A.V. Club, staff pick "Whether his subjects are whales, bears, mastodons, astronauts, dinosaurs, or his dilapidated garage, they’re rendered in warm colors, bold lines, and an instantly recognizable, beguiling and cartoonish style. If you lack sufficient wall space for another dozen of Ryan’s posters, get this." --The Big Takeover "The third collection of Ryan’s screen-printed work, covering 2009–2015, includes more than 50 band posters (Andrew Bird, Sonic Youth, St. Vincent) plus several festival posters." -- Publishers Weekly “A new select collection of recent poster and commercial work of artist Jay Ryan - someone whose crazy skills really do put the GREAT in ‘greatest hits.’ It's rock poster art, alt-movie poster art and more.” --Atomic Books Comic Preview, Largehearted Boy "[The book] features Ryan’s colorful and distinctive artwork, most of which are concert posters, including those for shows by queer artists including Bob Mould and St. Vincent." -- Living Out LI "An exceptional guide to not just Jay Ryan's art, but to the process involved in making superior screenprints." --Donovan's Literary Services, a Prime Pick This third collection of Ryan's "greatest hits" features prints made between 2009 and 2015, including posters for bands such as Andrew Bird, Shellac, My Morning Jacket, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Hum, St. Vincent, and others, as well as posters featuring Lil BUB, Cards Against Humanity, various bicycle races, film screenings, and pictures of sloths, walruses, and other mammals in states of troubled sleep. With a foreword by master illustrator Aaron Horkey, this volume comprises two hundred screenprints with commentary and original drawings used in the screenprinting process.
There have been dramatic changes in screenprinting since 1990. These changes have been encouraged by the demand for safer working practices and materials. New methods are radically different to the old solvent-based processes, and allow a delicacy and range of mark-making that was previously unobtainable. The use of water-based screenprinting inks has become more popular as artists realise the endless possibilities it offers. In this book, Steve Hoskins gives detailed guidance as to methods, materials and technqies, but also shows through the work of a group of international artists just what exciting work is possible.
Risography, named after the Japanese firm Riso, is a stencil printing process based on screen printing techniques that was developed in the transition phase from mechanical to digital printing. Although the printer looks like a copying machine, the colors are transferred onto the paper without the use of heat or chemicals, saving energy and making the process ecologically friendly. Graphic artists and designers from around the world have now rediscovered the risograph for themselves - along with other machines for similar almost forgotten techniques such as mimeography -and sparked an unexpected renaissance of analog printing. A comprehensive introduction that addresses past, present and future is followed by an essay about the key pioneers in the contemporary risography scene. In the chapter Risoworld notable risography-oriented publishers, printers and design studies from around the world are presented. At the heart of the book are fabulous, hugely diverse examples such as postcards, magazines, posters, flyers and experimental printed products, all of which inspire by the force of their color, their unique textures and, above all, the perfectly imperfect authenticity of risography.
Featuring a global showcase of 100 of the craft's most exciting and influential practitioners, Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screenprinting, letterpress, relief printing, and other printing methods. The book shows how practitioners develop a love affair with these hand-made techniques and use them to create beautiful contemporary designs, explaining the process behind each technique and its historical context. 'In focus' sections profile practitioners such as the 'Lambe Lambe' hand-made letterpress printers of São Paulo's Grafica Fidalga studio, and cult printing techniques such as Gocco (Japan) and Chicha (Peru). Offering a unique showcase of contemporary handmade printing, Low-Tech Print will be a must-have for all design, illustration, craft, and printmaking enthusiasts.

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