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BROWSE


Lead Image

BLOW Poster

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Production Method

Silkscreen

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Design

Tyler Deal

Printing help from Hutch Hutchinson
Photography by Ryan Troy Ford

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Printing

Tyler Deal

What’s better than lickable wallpaper? An insufflatable Blow poster! Created with a mixture of metallic silver, baking soda and PVA glue, this hand-cut screenprint looks a little too good to be true — yet it is! Let’s just hope no one gets any ideas at the AIGA Toledo’s Popcorn Posters exhibition. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

12


Production Cost

$50


Production Time

7 hours

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count


Paper Stock

100#


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes

1 powder-coat


Binding


Typography

Hand-drawn and hand-cut all the way.

This piece is available for purchase for $60


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Project Description

I was invited to submit a movie poster for AIGA Toledo's Popcorn Posters exhibition. I chose Blow not only because it's a compelling story, but the ending monologue is my favorite movie line of all time.  I knew I wanted to try powder-coating a silkscreened design, but I wasn't sure exactly how. We all know this movie is about George Jung's foray into the business of cocaine... a lot of cocaine. Now I don't have thousands of dollars, nor the fortitude to procure the amount of blow I would need to make this work, so I settled with a close second: baking soda.

Production Lesson(s)

If you're looking to powder coat your own design, get some friends to help you. Even though I had help, the PVA-glue + medium mixture I used for the BLOW layer ended up drying in the screen about 10 posters into the run. I would say you need at least 2 people sprinkling on the powder and one pulling the posters to be safe.

Use a low-mesh (180-220) screen so that as much glue goes through the screen as possible.

When knocking the extra powder off of the drying prints, be very careful. I found if I just tipped it forward and shook it a tiny bit a lot of powder stayed on the poster.

You can do this with any powder! Cinnamon, metal dust, ground up glass, sand... go crazy!”

Post Author

Author Picture

Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

October 13, 2014

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Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

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Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

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Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

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