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Jul 7 '14
Here’s to the successful start of the Tour de France, setting off from our island once again! We’re very excited to have been asked to print these special limited edition tees for Rouleur Magazine, commemorating the years “the greatest race in the world graced the shores of Great Britain”. Only 101 printed, which we packaged and sent off at the end of last week and they’ve nearly all gone already!
As ever 100% water based inks and the good folk at Rouleur chose 100% organic cotton Fair Wear Foundation certified tees manufactured using wind and solar power. Good on them! We spent quite a long time getting the colour and texture right on these tees, but we’re really pleased with the end result!
See them on show (and read loads of interesting cycling related stuff) here: Rouleur.cc
Wow, we’ve had a pretty busy few weeks, so little blogging unfortunately.
We printed these recently for the folk at JustGiving for their current YIMBY project-a crowdfunding community which, incidentally, has been short listed in the 2014 Tech4Good Awards-fingers crossed! Printed on 100% organic cotton tees (good on them) using 100% water based inks.
If you’re feeling in need of inspiration on this sunny afternoon, look no further: weareyimby.com
So rather timely, I thought, what with all this football talk at the moment. Great sketch here by Dan Genders of Kenny Dalglish 3 colours printed by hand using 100% water based inks. I should probably go into how he has shaped The Game of football and so on but I really don’t know the details, so I’ll avoid the predictable onslaught of opinions and keep my mouth shut…! Anyway great drawing, great print.
100% water based ink on 100% organic cotton, climate neutral totes we printed at the start of the week for The Brothers McLeod. This is for their 365 project-1 second of animation for every day of 2013. Wow! They’re currently in Annecy for 365’s French adventure, which incidentally is one of my favourite places-it’s beautiful, you can see the mountains and there’s a massive lake. Oh and of course amazing French food and drink…
I really like what they do; witty chaps who can illustrate, and animate…there simply aren’t enough of those around!
Another brilliant illustration from Sandra Dieckmann here, ‘Ghosts’ tote printed with 100% water based inks. I really love Sandra’s work, so I’ve also sneaked in a few pics of another design we printed a while back, as I think the bison deserves to be flaunted…
Awesome print by mr the beef from Brothers of the Stripe for Pick Me Up Festival. (Their very first exhibition was at Get A Grip…) 100% water based inks on coated paper gives it a really good texture. According to mr the beef Carbon was the theme, so we should probably wait to blog about it until Carbon Reduction Day or something, but we’ve waited long enough and it’s too good to keep hidden away-so here it is!
100% formaldehyde-free GOTS water based discharge print for the band Cantaloop. Our discharge inks mean that we can get great colours on 100% cotton garments, pretty much regardless of the colour and are super soft after the first wash. Run your hands over the print and you can barely feel that they’re there.
'Ironman' 100% waterbased ink on 100% recycled black card for MrMillerchip, who incidentally was Get A Grip's first ever customer back in 2009. The photos don't quite do it justice, but it was a lovely illustration to work on and the print is super white!
Printed on 100% organic cotton tees using silver 100% water based inks! Being cyclists, Sam and I are always pretty happy to see a bike-related job come in. This one was for a bike polo team called The Break Up. Results say they’re pretty good.