Mess is More!

Posted: June 21st, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Final Prints, Mess is More, Process | Tags: , , | 73 Comments »

This past weekend we decided that it was time to push our experimentation. With our open studio coming up this Saturday, creating some t-shirt designs to wear seemed like the perfect opportunity. Starting with a very basic type design, we then went on to intentionally mess the screens up as much as possible during the burn process, which resulted in unpredictable, but amazing shirt designs (Lisa gets credit for coming up with the “Mess is More” line).

The process involved under-washing, scratching, spot-brushing on emulsion remover, re-coating part of the screen, re-burning that part of the screen, then more random washing and scratching. This may all sound very complicated, but in the end it was all intuitive and just naturally developed as we went along.

There is no way we could have pre-planned the beautifully random results. -JM