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mmotorcycle
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:50 am

dougr wrote:
mmotorcycle wrote:Dull colors????!!!!! Bad registration????!!!!! Seriously?
yeh, is it opposite day?!? :lol:
You brought sunshine to my morning Doug. I've been looking at my colors tonight wondering what could be dull about them. One of my two main goals in life are having the most beautiful colors on my posters and perfect registration. Usually less than 1% of my run is lost to bad registration.
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:58 am

thegig wrote:
mmotorcycle wrote:Hey folks. I sent these out ages ago. If you haven't gotten them yet please email me so that we can figure it out.

Dull colors????!!!!! Bad registration????!!!!! Seriously?
Welllllll...more on your older prints. :oops: (Just a little constructive criticism) Example: the Mars Volta print you did last year literally jumped off the screen at me. The colors were super vibrant and I couldn't wait to see it. Then when I got it, they turned out to be earthier without as much pop as I was hoping they'd have. As for the registration, I guess I meant more the thickness of the inks on the paper than the images lining up. Don't take it the wrong way, Michael. I looooooooove your work (just framed up the Mars Volta '05 and early Decemberists) and will continue to collect it. Your imagery and complexity is unparalleled, and I think that is one reason I have the opinions I have. Screenprinting as a process, I would imagine, makes it tough to always translate the images in your head to paper.

The two new prints (Tool and RHCP) are definitely a step in the right direction, and from what I can tell from the images online, most of your other work this year is the same. Keep up the good work.
I'm not the least bit mad with you. Regarding a difficult translation from my head to paper my posters almost always come out better than what I anticipated. I do understand what you are talking about regarding the translation from the computer monitor to the actual poster. I hate the way my posters look on a monitor. I want my posters to have an earthiness. If you notice I never use black for the keyline. Always dark brown. For the last couple of posters I've mixed a great red/brown for the keyline that is even more subtle and warm.
No offense taken.
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:01 pm

Cool. I actually framed up the pink Decemberists poster with a dark brown mat and it looks great! The one thing the earthier colors do for your prints is give them an antiquish look that fits really well with the imagery.
mmotorcycle wrote:
thegig wrote:
mmotorcycle wrote:Hey folks. I sent these out ages ago. If you haven't gotten them yet please email me so that we can figure it out.

Dull colors????!!!!! Bad registration????!!!!! Seriously?
Welllllll...more on your older prints. :oops: (Just a little constructive criticism) Example: the Mars Volta print you did last year literally jumped off the screen at me. The colors were super vibrant and I couldn't wait to see it. Then when I got it, they turned out to be earthier without as much pop as I was hoping they'd have. As for the registration, I guess I meant more the thickness of the inks on the paper than the images lining up. Don't take it the wrong way, Michael. I looooooooove your work (just framed up the Mars Volta '05 and early Decemberists) and will continue to collect it. Your imagery and complexity is unparalleled, and I think that is one reason I have the opinions I have. Screenprinting as a process, I would imagine, makes it tough to always translate the images in your head to paper.

The two new prints (Tool and RHCP) are definitely a step in the right direction, and from what I can tell from the images online, most of your other work this year is the same. Keep up the good work.
I'm not the least bit mad with you. Regarding a difficult translation from my head to paper my posters almost always come out better than what I anticipated. I do understand what you are talking about regarding the translation from the computer monitor to the actual poster. I hate the way my posters look on a monitor. I want my posters to have an earthiness. If you notice I never use black for the keyline. Always dark brown. For the last couple of posters I've mixed a great red/brown for the keyline that is even more subtle and warm.
No offense taken.
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