Leaving things to chance

First, sorry there’s a been a silence. Second, happy Thanksgiving fellow Americans. Lastly, let’s get to business!

To love silkscreen, you have to embrace a systematic process: draw, make separations, shoot your screens, print, print, print, fix problems, print, and assemble. But we’re all human and that can get boring. Here are a few things I did to break the monotony while making the pop-up book that I mentioned in a previous post.

1. Leave colors to chance. I love to print on black but I never test how colors would look on it in photoshop. I avoid using the computer for all of my books– it never felt right and I’ve had too many frustrating experiences printing separations on vellum.

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2. When making a mockup, it’s ok to second guess yourself.  It’s more fun if the non-essential things aren’t final. It’s not so fun if the book doesn’t work so pick wisely.

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I’m still assembling Curtain Call, but I’ll get you the full low down when it’s complete.

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