All you need is love, I guess
Screenprint 2014 : Without trust this note acting as legal tender for all debts public and private is worthless (part1/2)
Money, everybody wants it, everybody needs it, me included But was is money ? Check this link on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money
For todays society I can summarize this article to “it is something we can trade goods and services for but without trust this note acting as legal tender for all debts public and private is worthless”
The day countries/institutions/people stop trusting money is the day it will become worthless.
In countries that were hit hard by financial crises I see separate economies being build, based on trading services/goods.
Only remember, it will only have value as long there is trust
A few months ago I told a friend “someday my dollar prints will be worth more than the paper it is printed on”, maybe it will become reality
Screenprinting equals printing multiple exact copies ?
Yes, this would sounds logical. But the only work I print serially are X-MAS cards and stickers.
As I am still developing my skills, both graphically as technically, it would not make sence to me to print lots of similar prints.
Actually when I create my design in Illustrator, Photoshop or by hand, the results on screen never match those on paper, on screen they look good and disappoint on paper or printer.
Tips and Tricks :
Unless it is a clear assignment, I’m always working on multiple prints/screens at the same time. I never throw away a print, I will try to reuse them later on.
Test your design with different frames the results might be surprising
My objective for 2014 was accomplished, sell work to someone who is neither family or friend…
KBC Bank Belgium asked me if it was possible to print messages on bricks. I tested it with a logo and it worked.
Tips for other screenprinters :
Clean bricks properly with water and let them dry before you start printing (brick is porous, ink will not stick properly)
Use thick lines or bold fonts for design
I have 2 objectives for 2015
1. Expose in a gallery outside Art Academy or get into a publication
2. Give a free work to public person I like
Preparing artwork for screenprinting in Illustrator, Always handy to know
Another exercise on simple geometric shapes, combined with my alltime favourite shoes