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A post by Miles Tsang discussing the creative process for an Aliens-inspired print made for Bottleneck Gallery's Gizmos and Gadgets show in Janua… Read More
A post by Miles Tsang discussing the creative process for an Aliens-inspired print made for Bottleneck Gallery's Gizmos and Gadgets show in January 2013. Read Less
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Aliens / "Vox Nihilis"
• Client: Bottleneck Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
• Subject: Aliens / Colonial Marine / Motion Detector
• Production Time: ≈ 3 weeks
• Dimensions: 18" x 24"
• Paper Stock: French Black Liquorice (65 lb.)
• Number of Colours: 2 (metallic blue and silver Speedball inks)
• Quantity Produced: 75

An art print made for Brooklyn's Bottleneck Gallery's first group show of 2013; Gizmos and Gadgets. The unifying theme for the show was that pieces must revolve in some way around technology from popular culture such as videogames, films, or comic books. Since the theme for the show was so open, I jumped at the opportunity to design something other than a gig poster that would be for a good cause (a cut of the gallery's proceeds go to charity) and also pay tribute to one of my favourite movies: Aliens. Though a clerical error kept me from riding the press wave, it was a massive, massive honour to exhibit alongside so many other hard-working and gifted artists.
You can read up a more detailed report on how this poster was made at its process page. May be purchased through BigCartel or Etsy. Many thanks for looking!

• Read a more detailed process report on my blog.
 
Original rough drawing.
Polished semi-composite.
Digital re-tracing in Illustrator.
Final digital composite.
Silkscreen.
Flooding.
Registering with mylar.
Bristol board bumpers for registration.
Both layers down.
Uncut.
Used screen.
Xenomorph head detail.
Marine head detail.
Motion detector detail.
Alien partial.
Marine partial.
The final pile of metallic hand-screened prints.
thanks for taking the time!
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