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Ween in Knoxville, TN Poster

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Project Overview

DESCRIPTION
Ween in Knoxville, TN Poster
CLIENT
Ween
DATE
October 2009
DESIGN CREDITS
Justin Helton
PRINT CREDITS
Status Serigraph
TYPE CREDITS
Hand-lettering
Playbill
Production Details

QUANTITY PRODUCED
75 (Signed and Numbered)
PRODUCTION COST
$150
PRODUCTION TIME
2 Weeks
DIMENSIONS: WIDTH × HEIGHT × DEPTH
16 in × 22 in
PRINT METHOD
Silkscreen
PAPER STOCK
Accent, 100 lb Cover
NUMBER OF COLORS
3 Spot

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IMAGES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY THE DESIGNER: http://www.statusserigraph.com

Status Serigraph is the design firm and print enterprise of Justin Helton, based in Knoxville, TN and when the band Ween made a stop on his hometown, he created a limited edition poster for the event. Weird and offbeat, the poster is wonderfully textured, and its inspiration is unexpected:

My number one influence in process is the music of the band that I am designing for… part of my process involves listening to the band as I design. I also love to draw influence from gigposters.com, many design magazines, cartoons, and other artists. The face in this particular design is actually based on a photo of the original G.I. Joe doll… It had sort of a creepy/weird feeling to it… so I tried to intensify that feeling and play upon it. I think a lot of Ween’s songs have this same feeling therefore the design felt good for the show.

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pylon 2009 holiday mailer

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Project Overview

DESCRIPTION
Pylon 2009 Holiday Mailer
CLIENT
Self-promotion
DATE
December 2009
DESIGN CREDITS
Pylon
Design/Illustration: Hanna Chen
Design: Liam Johnstone, Steve Garwood, Sascha Hass, Colin Payson, Kevin Hoch, Scott Christie, Brian Marchand, Robin Smyth
PRINT CREDITS
Pylon
TYPE CREDITS
Hand-lettering
Production Details

QUANTITY PRODUCED
600
PRODUCTION COST
$350
PRODUCTION TIME
1 Week
DIMENSIONS: WIDTH × HEIGHT × DEPTH
24 in × 22 in
PRINT METHOD
Block Print
PAPER STOCK
Newsprint
NUMBER OF COLORS
1
OTHER
Handcarved linoleum blocks. Each piece was printed by hand while enjoying beer and pizza.

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IMAGES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY THE DESIGNER: http://www.pylon.ca

Implied fire is as good as real fire, especially for holiday wishes. To get themselves, and their friends and clients, into the spirit Toronto-based Pylon Design hand-carved some warm holiday wishes out of linoleum and then printed them on past newspapers, reminding everyone what a, um, peculiar year we had. More from the Pylon team:

The recession has left people in the cold once again this year so we wanted to send out our warmest wishes to our clients. Newspaper is a great item to start a fire with at home, but we wanted everyone, even those without fireplaces to feel the warmth of the season. We block printed by hand a large flame made up of holiday wishes on over 600 newspapers. We then stuffed them in block printed envelopes and sent them on their way to spread some holiday cheer.

Three printing blocks were produced, one for an envelope and two for the newspaper all of which were cut from lino block. The newspapers were randomly selected without discretion (despite some awkward headlines!). Everyone in our office had a hand in cutting out the design and amazingly only one designer was harmed in the process, he will be fine.

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