We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Get On Down on a Deluxe Edition of Ghostface Killah’s latest album, 12 Reasons to Die. Produced by Adrian Younge, the album has been described as a movie for your ears and is a must listen as far as we’re concerned.
When we started creating the boxes for the Deluxe Edition, our friend Samps came to the studio and created this process video:
While that video was being made, we had the idea to create the print you see in that video (3-color print on white box) onto some wood panels Jay LaCouture had been doing his personal work on. The wood panels were just a little bit smaller than the white boxes, but we improvised the press for the couple pieces we created. The sentiment was that we all do so much work with each other and we’re so busy getting all these projects done, we never take the time to say thank you. And that’s all it was.
We printed two wood panels that day and surprised the folks at Get on Down with the prints. They looked great and Matt and crew responded to them really well. 10 minutes later, we’re discussing creating a Private Press version of the album that included the wood panels along with a slew of other items. The rest is history. We created 100 wood panels for the Private Press edition and they sold out on Get on Down in about 48 hours or so.
While you’re hanging out watching videos with us, check out this crate digger video the knuckleheads at jtts.com found on the producer of this album, Adrian Younge.
Hi there. We’ve been super busy in the studio lately and haven’t been able to keep up with letting you know about what we’re working on as much as we’d like to. The best way to keep up with what we’re up to is to follow us on instagram: @antidesigns.
As we’ve been furiously creating things over the past few months, our talented friends have been doing so as well. Here are a couple process videos from our pals Josh Falk, Dana Woulfe, Nick Z and MrNVR:
This Saturday, January 19th, international man of mystery Pat Falco shows new and recent works at Thomas Young Studios in South Boston. Pat reached out to us to create some posters for the event, and we were happy to work on this one-color split fountain print. The prints create a nice twilight feel, and we had a lot of fun creating them. Check the process shots below, and the video teaser for the event on Saturday… and swing by if you’re in the neighborhood – they’ll be tons and tons of work.
Last year we had the pleasure of printing a custom Boston Marathon jersey for a client running the marathon for a friend. This post is way out of date, but these pictures recently popped up from the archives and the prints came out too good to pass up. Big fan of the way the pink overlayed on top of the other colors in the jersey.
Last week we told you about the limited-edition, screen printed version of the Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack that we created for Get on Down. Today Soul Temple Music released the making of video on their youtube channel, which you can watch below.
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a collection of over 300 hand printed event posters touring the USA in April of 2013.
Our close friends at Lincoln Arts Project, in collaboration with JP Boneyard, are taking their NPR event on the road next spring, but to do so they need your help! They have started a kickstarter and are on the way to reaching their funding goal.
We’ve been gearing up for this year’s Fall installment of South Boston Open Studios. For information check out the Distillery’s website (the building we’re located in) or go to the Open Studios Website directly. Be sure to stop by King Terminal and the brand new Thomas Young Studios. See you there!
4-color process printing is something every printer drools about as they learn how to screen print. The general gist is you use Cyan Magenta Yellow K-black inks overlapping each other to create a full color image. Many years in the making, and after one complete fail attempt, we successfully created this 16×12″ 4-color process print of a photograph taken at Boston’s reflecting pool in the Back Bay. Below are some process shots taken during the creation of the print, which is available for purchase in the art print section of our store.
The past couple weeks have been the busiest weeks of our lives! The first batch of Man With the Iron Fists prints were completed in under a week – all 3000 prints worth. After laying down all those prints, we were itching to getting some of our own prints created for next week’s South Boston Open Studios. Without too much planning and in the spirit of experimenting, we created three new CMYK prints. Below are some process pics we took in the process of creating the first in the series, the CMYK Love Print: