Wednesday, August 24, 2011

where i go to get my print on

I got to do some screen printing on Monday at my friend Chad's. He runs Dynamic Clothing, a small local surf and skate apparel company here in Hawaii. I met him right after I first moved here and have been creating designs for him for almost six years now. Most of the time, unless I'm creating a bunch of designs, we work on trade. And I can't tell you how nice it is to know I have access to a press whenever I need one.
For those of you who don't know, I used to screen print way back in the day. Later, when I moved back to Houston, I began creating designs digitally for print and apparel, and I did that for a good number of years. Then when I moved to Hawaii, I mostly focused on print design, but occasionally I got presented with an opportunity to get my hands dirty and well, I just can't turn it down.
His print shop is in his garage and it's just the right amount of crazy to be an awesome garage shop. I never know what I'm gonna find when I head over there to print.
But it's a lot of fun to be back behind a press, this week I was printing shirts for my bro-n-law's band Busekrus. They're going on tour this fall to the west coast and needed some new merch.
I was pretty bummed that I didn't think to bring my Nikon with me. I could have really given you a peek into the process but sorry, these Instagrams will have to do.

All in all it was a good day. The process went really smoothly. I am notorious for transferring ghost ink onto the shirts from having it on me, somewhere, a finger or my arm or a pant leg. It never fails. But I did good this time! #bigpatontheback


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I love the design of that black shirt. It's simple, fun and young. Do you do large printing?

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