Straight & Arrow

A more sustainable approach to clothing

Took a sneaky, much needed half-day off from study and spent the afternoon teaching missskate how to screenprint. Like a boss, she jumped straight into the five-layer prints and smashed out some pretty rad prints.

Reclaiming decommissioned screens is not my favourite.

Reclaiming decommissioned screens is not my favourite.

Prototype of the ‘sink or swim’ design. Two layer screenprint on a black tshirt.

Prototype of the ‘sink or swim’ design. Two layer screenprint on a black tshirt.

Straight & Arrow casually making an appearance in Bolivia!Photo featuring/courtesy of my good friend and jetsetter, Veronica.

Straight & Arrow casually making an appearance in Bolivia!
Photo featuring/courtesy of my good friend and jetsetter, Veronica.

Process gif. of the two colour variation of ‘sink or swim’

Process gif. of the two colour variation of ‘sink or swim’

Process gif. of the four colour variation of ‘sink or swim’ 

Process gif. of the four colour variation of ‘sink or swim’ 

'sink or swim' two layer screenprint

'sink or swim' two layer screenprint

'sink or swim' four layer screenprint

'sink or swim' four layer screenprint

Testing out the new S&A squeegees

Testing out the new S&A squeegees

A ute full of decommissioned screens = screenprinter porn

A ute full of decommissioned screens = screenprinter porn

I’m going to be pissed if my squeegee handles don’t hold up screenprinting after what they did to this saw. I was putting a channel in some the handles to-be when the saw caught it and slammed it backwards into its guard. It bent the guide fence, twisted the guide base and even put a crack through it. I’m $100 out of pocket on spare parts, but that’s a hell of a lot better than possible alternative endings to this story. The moral is don’t be a fuckwit with power tools.

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Here is the final print, which i have decided to title “Find Your Mouse”  for all of those seemingly impossible tasks out there like finding one mouse in an ocean of fields and forests

So after hours and hours of planning and carving I inked and hand burnished the 23” x 40” block.  I then used the proof to hand paint silkscreen stencils to print the two blended pulls, and the signature red tail.  All in all everything was hand done on this beauty.