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So as Nyasha and Kim have mentioned in the posts below, the SACC Screen Printing class will be starting on March 29th and running through April 26th. It usually fills up pretty fast, so if I were you I'd sign up right away. And if I weren't you, I'd still sign up right away, because this class is way cool.
If you're interested in screen printing and looking for some inspiration, I'd definitely suggest checking out these two amazing artists:
First is Minneapolis based Aesthetic Apparatus. AA got started designing and printing band posters, and have since moved into packaging and product design for all kinds of well-known companies. You can see some excellent examples of their work here:
Second are The Little Friends of Print Making, who are from our very own Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Like Aesthetic Apparatus, the Little Friends do a lot of work printing concert posters for bands. You can take a gander at their prints here:
I particularly admire the Little Friends because they have a really fantastic way of using the transparency of the screen printing ink. By taking advantage of how colors look when printed on top of each other, they can create a print that has up to nine separate colors happening while only using three colors of ink. This also cuts down on the number of screens they have to use in order to make a more complicated print, which is a good way to save time and resources.
There is also an interesting interview with them at the design blog Grain Edit, in which they discuss the process of designing one of their three-color prints. You can find that here, if you are so inclined: http://grainedit.com/2009/09/03/little-friends-of-printmaking-interview/
So by now I expect that you are just about falling out of your seat in a excitement-about-screen-printing induced fervor, so don't waste any more time and come sign up for the SACC Screen Printing class before it's too late!
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PS you guys the new White Stripes live album/documentary is coming out this week I am so excited aahhhhhhh