The Lab Philosophy

Artists are emerging as authors and entrepreneurs in a variety of new markets and media. Methods such as print-on-demand book, the wave of self-publication, prototyping, high-end output devices and laser-cutters intersect with new creative directions. Bodyware imagery, instructional and socially inspired projects, web-based critique, archives, games, animation, and literary works are a few of the directions being taken to create content and express ideas.



Monday, September 20

Week 2 - Fall 2010

Field Trip : More Collective / Stem Graphics Printshop
The guys at Stem Graphics, Mike and Drew, took a huge chunk of their morning to show us around their screen printing facility, talk about starting their business, answering questions about creative partnerships and pulling the graphic on our shirts for our Lab shirts for ArtMarket in December [thinking ahead].

Amazingly, the color chosen for the run went well with the random shirts brought. Only one shirt was exactly the same color needing a color adjustment. Alyssa Nassner, who took The Lab last year, joined us. She is getting ready for Crafty Bastards in DC next month where she will be selling her screen printed pillows.

We all worked up an appetite and went out for a slice or two after the presentation.

HOMEWORK : Bring in a B&W line art print-out on a 4x5" sheet of paper. Use an image related to your project [something that could serve as a branding image or tag graphic]. It may be sketchy, but should be well thought out. Bring in paper or other surfaces to print on for your Gocco print. Bring $7.50 to cover costs of Screen and Bulbs.
Alyssa and Drew watch students pull

Mike talks shop

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