By Erika Moen on December 31, 2012
Last time Joanna, my screenprinting buddy, and I met up she had talked about wanting to create a single page 2013 calendar and graciously shared her year-at-a-glance layout with me.
The original plan was for her to letterpress the dates and then we’d each screenprint our own design on top in a 4″ x 5″ space, so I designed the above octopus to fit within those parameters. (Sorry about the quality and cropping, I still gotta scan in the original)
But then troubles arose with the letterpressing part and it turned out the dates would also have to be screenprinted afterall– so I figured why not just start over with my whole design and really incorporate both the dates and drawing together? WHICH I DID.
At first I was going to leave the middle area of the drawing blank, since it wouldn’t be showing up in the final print anyway, but then I was like WUT NO I WANNA DRAW ALL THEM SUCKERS so I did.
Even though they totally got covered in the final design.
(You can totally buy this original inked drawing, by the way. I’m just sayin’)
I’m so stoked with how this came out!
Even the teeny tiny text came out crisp and clear!
Gaze upon my latest creation!
These prints are 9.5″ x 14″, hand screenprinted with magenta ink onto Arches 250gm paper (100% cotton, acid-free, mold-made in France with deckled edges) and are a limited edition of 24 copies. They are totally available for sale! Just for you! Don’t tell anyone else.
For funsies, I printed in silver ink on three pieces of indigo paper and three maroon. They look good when the light is hitting them squarely, but in regular lighting they’re a bit hard to read, so I’m not planning on selling them.