Posts tagged poster

Print of the Day - Texas Earphones

18x24 - 1 colour screen print available now from my Print Shop

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United Prints Of America - USA Print

I have been inspired for a number of years now by Sufjan Stevens’ grand but ultimately ill fated attempt to create a record for each state in America. He only got to two before he gave up and started alienating me with records about bridges but those two records for me are his finest. Straight away I have beat his two and I see this being an ongoing project, but only if I vista more places.


The first idea I came up with turned out to be the show poster and from that I came up with this variant. The name of the show “United Prints of America” seemed to make sense and from there it was an easy leap to this idea. The only tricky part was keeping it minimal enough and sticking to my unwritten two colours only rule. I ended up settling at three but I think the detail on making the frames pop out are essential.

Sean x

How The World Ends T-Shirt Problem

I am looking to make my Pacman print into a tee, it’s had a great reception at shows and I’ve had lots of requests for it on a t-shirt.

Not being in the US, American Apparel is seen as a luxury but it also has that hip brand so would possibly help to sell the tee, even though the quality of the tee isn’t that noticeable.

I checked out the costs of getting the tee made and based on getting 100 made it would be £7 more per shirt if it was printed on American Apparel as opposed to Gildan softstyle.

Now this cost would obviously have transfer onto the customer so I would be very interested to know if people are that bothered about American Apparel. Would people be more inclined to buy a designed tee if it was printed on American Apparel? Also, what kind of price bracket would we be talking? Realistically I would need to charge over £20 ($30) per shirt for it to be worth it. Whereas with Gildan I could keep the cost at a more reasonable £15 ($20) which seems to be a magic number for the price of tees.

Thanks for your time

Sean x

Twitter @seanmort

How The World Ends T-Shirt Problem

I am looking to make my Pacman print into a tee, it’s had a great reception at shows and I’ve had lots of requests for it on a t-shirt.

Not being in the US, American Apparel is seen as a luxury but it also has that hip brand so would possibly help to sell the tee, even though the quality of the tee isn’t that noticeable.

I checked out the costs of getting the tee made and based on getting 100 made it would be £7 more per shirt if it was printed on American Apparel as opposed to Gildan softstyle.

Now this cost would obviously have transfer onto the customer so I would be very interested to know if people are that bothered about American Apparel. Would people be more inclined to buy a designed tee if it was printed on American Apparel? Also, what kind of price bracket would we be talking? Realistically I would need to charge over £20 ($30) per shirt for it to be worth it. Whereas with Gildan I could keep the cost at a more reasonable £15 ($20) which seems to be a magic number for the price of tees.

Thanks for your time

Sean x

Twitter @seanmort

Ben Folds Five - Nottingham

Here is a close up of my Ben Folds Five poster from 2012. It is a 2 colour 18x24 screen print commissioned by the band & Richard Goodall Gallery.

The print is available from my Print Shop or my Etsy store

New Shows

I will be showing some work at Flatstock SXSW in Austin, TX next week. There are around 100 artists so there will be so much amazing work on display. I have a load of new work debuting at Flatstock so if you get chance come along.

I have some pieces of work hung up at Flannels in Leeds as part of Flyposting 2. There is some lovely work from artists all over the world and it is a great space.

I have a new art print available from this weekend at Gallery 1988 as part of their Product Placement show. The idea was to create an advert for a product that only exists within a movie or tv show. I’m really happy with my print.

I also have a bunch of new shows coming up, first off it’s Manchester Print Fair, then Primavera Sound Festival.

See you there hopefully x

Solo Exhibition
In September I will be hosting my first ever solo exhibition. The show will be at Galerie F in Chicago, Illinois. Details will remain pretty secret for now but I am currently working on loads of new ideas for it. At the moment I am aiming for around 10-15 new pieces of work as well as a selection older work. I will be blogging about this a lot over the coming months, apologies for that.
Cheers, Sean x

Solo Exhibition

In September I will be hosting my first ever solo exhibition. The show will be at Galerie F in Chicago, Illinois. Details will remain pretty secret for now but I am currently working on loads of new ideas for it. At the moment I am aiming for around 10-15 new pieces of work as well as a selection older work. I will be blogging about this a lot over the coming months, apologies for that.

Cheers, Sean x

Maillot Jaune - New Tee

Seven Tour de France titles are now going spare so I thought I’d claim them for a new t-shirt. Now you can be the winner of the Tour de France from 1999-2005 with this limited edition tee*

Limited edition pocket crest t-shirt. Will be putting these on pre order until 23rd November 2012 for delivery at the start of December to see how many tees I need to make. If I sell 1 then I will make 1. If I sell 547, then I will make 547.

Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large & XL - Please specify size when you order.

* This tee does not give you official Tour de France winner status, just a false sense of entitlement. Like Lance.

Buy from my Big Cartel or my brand new Etsy store

This is a response to Drew Millward's recent Keep Calm And Carry On idea. His was a lot less subtle but also lot funnier. This will never be printed, it's just a stupid idea that I did on my lunch and it checks off three bugbears I have in one poster; 3D, unlicensed movie posters & Keep Calm And Carry On posters. None of these things are funny or clever and they only serve to make the world a worse place. And now I've made one myself and contributed to the inevitable downfall of western civilisation. Rant Over!
Cheers,
Sean x

This is a response to Drew Millward's recent Keep Calm And Carry On idea. His was a lot less subtle but also lot funnier. This will never be printed, it's just a stupid idea that I did on my lunch and it checks off three bugbears I have in one poster; 3D, unlicensed movie posters & Keep Calm And Carry On posters. None of these things are funny or clever and they only serve to make the world a worse place. And now I've made one myself and contributed to the inevitable downfall of western civilisation. Rant Over!

Cheers,

Sean x

iPad Illustration Test

I drew this while on holiday on my iPad, with my finger. On an IPAD!!! I’m pretty happy with it. It needs to look more like a fork but I’ll bang it in illustrator when I get home.

iPad Illustration Test

I drew this while on holiday on my iPad, with my finger. On an IPAD!!! I’m pretty happy with it. It needs to look more like a fork but I’ll bang it in illustrator when I get home.