Sunday, July 26, 2009

Eat Your Veggies Shirts!

So I signed up for a screen-printing class at the Student Art Association (SAA) at MIT for the summer. I don't think the class had been offered before and it seemed like a really cool alternative to pottery or watercolor painting. It was pretty informal and we played around with a few different techniques for making screens and types of ink. My major accomplishment for the class is this series of t-shirts! My drawing skillz are pretty limited and my computer graphics skillz are almost non-existant, so I kept it simple for my first real try at printing. But I love the way it came out!

The blue ink is actually light-sensitive, so when you go outside, the words show up in a nice medium blue. Awesome! Unfortunately the ink didn't show up as well on the darker-colored shirts I bought (note: Target has some decent men's t-shirts, but no good blank ones for women!), so the color-changing quality doesn't really show up. But I think they still look cool! Yeahhh....! I'm stoked to think of my next design and buy my own screen and emulsion and squeegee. So cool!


Anna said...

Anna you should sell your stuff on Etsy! Or just send me one - I'd rock it! These look great!

penny patten said...

Very cute shirt/idea! Love it, nice work!