The Second Magpie

Roses Kings Cassettes

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2009 at 15:22

I recently printed up some t shirts for Adam Ficek (Babyshambles & Roses Kings Castles). He had the wonderful idea of releasing a cassette and I got ridiculously excited and doodled a bit. The original design was a combination of a monoprint, I inked up thread and then printed it to represent the rose stems and the tape, the rest was hand drawn and some watercolours and inks used.

When we decided to use this as a t shirt design I enlarged the print and photocopied it onto a3 size acetate so that I could expose it onto the screen this size. It was a4 size originally which was far too small for a white t shirt. It would have looked lost on all that white as it’s quite a delicate piece anyway. So the screen was exposed and I did some proofs on paper and canvas before trialling the shirts. I also used a section of the screen to print labels for each t shirt. There are only ten shirts and each one is numbered.

Find Adam’s work here:                                                                                                                               




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