The Riso QS200 gets featured in Printwear and Promotion!
WPS is excited to be the UK reseller of the amazing RISO QS-200 Digital Screen Maker, which can expose a screen up to A2 in size within minutes without the need for emulsion, film positive, exposure unit, drying cabinet, wash out, mess and time.Looking to get from artwork to print in less than five minutes?Want to ditch messy emulsions?
via Printwear & Promotion | The Screen Printing Revolution is here.
Our favourite screen printer is in the news again.
Organisers hope the project will put the pop artist’s film work on par with his painting and sculpture.”I think the art world in particular, and hopefully the culture as a whole, will come to feel the way we do,” said Patrick Moore, the Warhol Museum’s deputy director and a curator of the digitisation project.
via BBC News – Andy Warhol: Hundreds of unseen films to be made public.
I bet you never realised how historically important screen printing is. This fascinating article tells of the impact it made on the anti apartheid movement.
He said screen-printing had been chosen as an area of focus because it had been difficult to print anti-apartheid materials.”There was hardly any access for anti-apartheid organisations at established printing firms because they would phone the police. There were a few notable exceptions but screen-printing was definitely the way to go to print the T-shirts, banners and pamphlets.”
via The posters that lined the road to freedom – Times LIVE.
…………He did not, like many artists who used the silk-screen technique, seek to copy sketches or paintings in making his works. Weidman WEED-man instead used the inherent attributes of the silk-screening process to make his original pieces. “I worked out a blotting technique,” he said in a interview last year for the Greater Long Beach blog before an appearance in that city. It involved using blocks of color and depictions of objects in varying degrees of transparency………………..
via David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism – LA Times.
the Alaska Native silkscreen painting-on-cedar representing a bald eagle had been hanging in a ground-floor waiting area in the airport’s older wing. It was installed alongside other similar works, and had been loaned to the airport about a decade ago by local collector Richard Poor.“In a public spot like that you might expect it to be scratched up or something, but not actually taken off the wall,”
via Art Thief Takes Off with Alaskan Airport’s Painting.