Hands on making stuff

Way back in November of 2011, when Ian and I rocked up to Replay in our MegaDrive.me t-shirts, we got a lot of attention from them. Loads of people commented on how cool they were, and could they buy one, were we going to do anything else?

My friend and co-worker Dan Clarke and I initially decided on a poster, and set out getting costs for silkscreen printing, quality papers and customised tubes for delivery. If we were going to do this, we wanted to do it right and make it as high quality as possible. After a few friends helped get costs and were suggesting using papers from manufacturers, we lost a bit of momentum and the ideas stalled.

Last month, GF Smith announced a new range of Japanese papers. Jane from GF Smith dropped by the studio with samples and this totally re-ignited our desire to get these posters out there.

We’d made contact with a Mark from one69a, a silkscreen printer who had a real love for his craft, and was very interested in the challenges our design would present. Quick visit to his studio, explained what we wanted to achieve and started the ball rolling!

The posters will be available in the next few weeks, but until then, here’s some photos of the printing process. Enjoy!

Pics by Scott Cross