This weekend marks the first year we’ll be attending the Boston Ahts Festival in the North End. While we usually just roll out of bed, jam a couple shirts into some bins and throw them in the trunk before shows like this; this past month we’ve been busy as hell restocking a bunch of out of stock tees. We’ve also had the opportunity to create some new work that will be unveiled at the event. We’ll have a pretty ground-breaking collaboration to unveil, some new colorways of old classics, and some new wood panel pieces from Jay LaCouture. The event is stacked with talented artists and should be a great weekend. Feel free to stop by our booth and chat us up.
The show details can be found at the City of Boston website, and a list of participants is below.
See you this weekend.
Last month, Somerville imprint Cultures of Soul asked us to print some merch for an upcoming relases of theirs, Evans’ Pyramid. Here are a couple process shots taken during the printing of the front cover artwork shirt.
That was the cause for celebration a couple months back when the guys from Bassic reached out to AntiDesigns to have these anniversary shirts printed up. Both designs were solid, and I can’t stop loving seeing people out and about with these tees on. To five more years!
Last month Alex from Dance Party Massacre approached us with a challenge: printing on hats. Full disclosure: we’ve never printed hats before. Screen printing on hats is something we’ve thought about plenty of times and probably talked about it twenty or thirty times, but never had anything to break that want vs. need ratio.
With a bit of research help from Alex, we decided to stray away from purchasing a press attachment for printing hats. There were a couple DIY folks who built their own hat presses, and there was no reason we couldn’t do the same. So on a hot summer afternoon Jay reversed engineered one of the DIY presses and we were really happy with the results. Photos below:
Summer is treating AntiDesigns really well so far and there’s a lot of things to catch up on.
Over the years, we’ve printed custom graphics onto the USPS mailers we send our orders out with. We’ve always used Priority mail as our go to ship method and there’s been a lot of people asking if they can get a more budget-friendly option.
All orders going out within the US will be shipped with these new tyvek mailers. The first run was printed in red and we’ll be printing up a few more short runs in different colors over the next few months. Stay tuned.
Boston illustration superstar KeithZoo hit AntiDesigns up last month to get some t-shirts printed up. He had this Space illustration he wanted on gold (guys) and aqua (girls) shirts. We gladly helped him out with that, and after perusing the studio he decided he wanted to put the print on wood as well for an upcoming show.
Keith took care of some background work and pre-print prep on the wooden boxes. Anti took care of the screen prints on the wood itself. Below are some process pics taken in the studio.
Young innovator Courtney Moy came through with a dope idea for some collaboration prints last month. She created a set of take-out style items for purchase at open studios, going the whole nine yards screen printing on pizza boxes (the sides too) with options like magnets, zines, t-shirts, and tank tops. AntiDesigns helped her print the tank top, which was a crazy pink / purple / blue natural blend, and a tight 3-color front, 3-color back hot sauce tee. Check the photos below and holler at Courtney to pickup your pizza box…
Our friends at Dance Party Massacre recently asked us to create a 4-color, limited edition screen printed poster for a collaboration they are doing with UK artist Boneface. Here is a little process video we put together while we created those prints: