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Posts tagged tees
Oct 15 '12
This photo gives us the horn just looking at it. The crisp edges, overlapping layers and colour. A super nice, yet so simple print. Even got a couple of people commenting on it in the studio during the print run. A nigh on perfect print that we hope OMG! Comics down in Devon enjoyed.
Myself and Sam here at Get A Grip were given another chance to work with our good friends at Specialist Subject Records. They put out some cracking stuff and asked us to print the tees and record B-sides for them. Something a little different for you to enjoy while listening to your new favourite band… Just make sure you play the right side. Check them out below. Enjoy.
Got a little more background of the actual print process this time for you. All be it, still only a tiny amount of the total process. Here the intro shows us washing out the screen to make the stencil for Philip Harris’ illustration. A truly talented illustrator who’s got a finger licking good design for Sam’s band, Rad Medicine too. Watch this space.
Oh, here’s another new one, from the greatest studio ever made. This time from the vaults of Get A Grip footage, so not really new in the slightest. We’re missing Kay and her input at the studio, so one from the old days with her printing a lovely fine illustration for our good friends at No Guts No Glory. Good old blast from the past that one.
More Sheaf tees coming up this time with the Get A Grip titled ‘Sheaf Click’ design. A tedious, but worthwhile, total of twelve pulls went into each of these tees with two coats of first down white and one of a scarlet red. A crisp finish for an eery but intriguing design for the Wheat Sheaf. We’re still wandering what the hand is clicking for. Waiters attention or a magician making someone vanish are our guesses. Probably neither though. We’re almost always wrong about these things.
In the not too distant past in a studio far, far away…
…in The Custard Factory, Birmingham, we two disciples slaved away, doing the justice that Mr. K.Raggy deserved for his immense and illustrious illustration ‘By The Pool’. A tough print to perfect, but our toils were rewarded with a lovely nigh on perfectly aligned print run. Many beads of sweat stain the floor and the air is still a murky blue colour as the foul mouthed language is diluted in the cool summer air. Alas the legend of Get A Grip screen print continues.
It’s true. I do sweat glitter and i do cum confetti. So thank god Bee Gees metal tribute band, Tragedy, asked us to print these tees for them. Hence the ‘Staying Alive’ stance. So along with lovely illustrations, beautiful typography, stunning halftone photos and dazzling designs, we can add controversial type to the list of things we love printing.
Always partial to some interesting typography, Sam printed an interesting take on a Love & Hate design for Steven Roberts. It looks pretty special for such a simple black on white design. Perhaps using black on white as a metaphor for the opposites of love and hate, but then who are we to conceptually analyse.