Thomas Turner gave us some screen time to talk about his experience as an artist juggling between murals, studio work, and other projects like shirts. He gives us some knowledge about the complexities of handling custom creative work for clients while maintaining your identity as an artist during the process of delivering the client’s vision.
American Apparel came by and threw a print party with us to celebrate designer and printer culture. Attendees got to see the screen printing process we use in our shop firsthand and build a custom shirt design by layering elements created by J.Gilman.
Before you pickup your shirts from us, we have to unfold, tape, label, and fill the box that you’ll receive your order in. Watch a day in the life of a box at a screen printer as it passes through each stage.
Frko Rico would rather not talk about art. He prefers making art to discussing its meaning. Still, Ian Short was curious about some of the influences that go into Frko Rico’s work and how they drive his business as a working artist. Nowadays, Frko’s a busy guy, juggling a family with young kids, commissions from rappers, corporate projects, and custom clothing while still finding new ways to tap into his creativity.
Screen printing, “Takes a lot of skill,” she says. Coupled with large brutal machinery, acquiring that skill can intimidate people from learning the truth it has to offer. We discuss her work, how it was influenced by her upbringing, what it meant to her, and what she thinks the world needs more of.
This episode of Artworker is full of great insight for artists and designers. His refrain, “Do art for you,” reminds viewers that the work is not for likes, money, fame, or fashion. It is a personal journey one must embark on and share so that it might see the light of day. Daniel Troppy has a keen eye for many mediums of self-expression. A career as a fine artist has led him down many paths, now toward black-and-white photography and...
Danger Press alumnus Mo Safavynia graduated with a screen printing degree from Kennesaw State before getting into the digital arts and joining a marketing agency. In the last year, he has transitioned to creating his own team as an Art Director in New York. Young designers can learn a lot from Mo Safavynia’s career path, dedication to his work, and temperament for dealing with people of all backgrounds. Good design requires a degree of flexibility and openness, and Mo’s adaptable...
Atlanta artists Killamari Yo! and Pam Peacock join IGShort to discuss what’s happening with their art collective Lotus Eaters Club. Ten members comprise the Lotus Eaters Club, combining skills in animation, merch, digital content, and physical painting and murals.
The group prides itself on its diversity, blending different backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective. Killamari recounts how the club started centered on collaboration, enlisting members of Floyd County Productions (the animators behind Archer on FXX) with a focus on Free Art...
Whitney Adkins shares insight with Ian Short about her graphic design and communications career. She imparts the wisdom she’s gained over nearly ten years of experience, ranging from a multifaceted position in a quick turnaround t-shirt franchise to her current role as Creative Director for Eagle’s Nest Church.
To celebrate 50 years in business, two screen printed tote bags were commissioned by Sam Flax with designs by The Lotus Eaters Club art collective. We were honored to be chosen as the printer. Every year, thousands of creators, designers, and artists intersect at this one location to find the very thing they need to manifest an idea. Enjoy the eye candy each nook presents.
“As always, super easy to work with :)”
– KATHY LIM | SPRINGBOT
Thanks Danger Press for always crushing it with print jobs.