Just Blue

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    From Digital to Analog and back again

  • The original poster for "Maybe it's time to go back to our roots" was created back in 2011 when the only thing we would hear about day and night was the crisis. Since then though, all media has been given very limited attention and the world seems like A Whole New World! In this world there are loads of people who are willing and ready to get together to learn, to teach and to share great things - one set of people are the printers TIND and ERATO who together are transforming the way designers produce and sell their work in Greece. Their ideas and techniques are based on the traditional silk screen process - the basics of printing - where mixing colours and getting paint all over your hands is still possible, where trial and error is alive and living with each and every print. This technique was a perfect fit for creating my poster. It resembled all the qualities I was searching for. I went back to the basics and drew the poster from scratch, found out what masking ink was, and used a paintbrush again. TIND and ERATO then patiently showed me the tricks and joys of screen printing to create the five color prints. Each one is unique as the colors would darken or lighten as we printed. 
  • Back to basics. Redrawing the doodle.
  • Getting some tips from the master
  • Great natural resource that keeps out the light on the transparency
  • Allowing some light into some areas
  • Final touches
  • Burning the screen
  • Washing off the emulsion
  • Getting the colour ready
  • And the colour is ready
  • Beautiful colour
  • And print
  • And first colour done
  • Blue for the Sea
  • Ready for the second colour
  • Saving some paint
  • Second colour done
  • More burning
  • More cleaning
  • All stacked up
  • More blue
  • Checking the differences on all the blues
  • The final layer
  • The outlines and handwritten typography
  • A little more washing
  • Cleaning up the type
  • Ready
  • Checking the details
  • More type
  • The wasted type
    The Final Piece : Maybe It's Time To Go Back To Our Roots
  • 18seconds of snapshots
  • You can see more on Living The Greek Crisis Posters or for more Screen Printed works see Every Morning in Africa.

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