Rolling Colors

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Rolling Ink Rainbow

We mix custom ink colors every day and some of it is plastisol. Plastisol screen printing ink doesn’t dry unless it’s cured at 350º. It stays “wet” or open giving you time to get the print just right or collect empty containers and make a rainbow print. Danger Staff

Custom Ink Mix

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Custom Ink Mix

Every job we do is custom to our clients’ needs and ink is a big part of that process. We begin with a Pantone and then see what it looks like on the garment by screen printing it on sample shirts. Colors will shift when surrounded by another color. Shoutout to Johannes Itten at the Bauhaus. We then adjust the color to look “right” on the garment giving us a custom color for each design we print. Danger Staff

Featured Artist | Thomas Turner

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Thomas Turner

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. Danger Staff

American Apparel Printwear Tour

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American Apparel Print Tour

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. Danger Staff

Artworker 8 | Frko Rico

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Artworker 8 | Frko Rico

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. Danger Staff

Featured Artist | Lordéa Childress

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Lordéa Childress

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. Danger Staff

Artworker 7 | Daniel Troppy

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Artworker 7 | Daniel Troppy

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 … Read More

Halfway Crooks

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Halfway Crooks

Halfway Crooks talks to us about the inspiration for their branding, custom product design, beer, shirts, and gives us a peak at their new Biergarten. Danger Staff

Artworker 6 | Mo Safavynia

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Artworker 6 | Mo Safavynia

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 … Read More

Artworker 5 | Lotus Eaters Club

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Lotus Eaters Club

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 … Read More