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Printing for Philip LeBlanc!

Recently we had the pleasure of doing prints for artist/designer Philip LeBlanc!

These 18″ x 24″ prints were done through a CMYK 4 colour separation process. They turned out quite amazing.

Limited edition “Uptown Saint John” prints are available for purchase here.

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The process of CMYK screen printing is very effective when screen printing a photo realistic image. Photos can be authentically actualized through the layering of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks, allowing for the CMYK to blend creating a large spectrum of varying colour.

Here are some production shots that illustrate the process of laying down all 4 colours!

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TURF 2015

We printed the posters for this year’s Toronto Urban Roots Festival (or TURF, clever acronym, no?). It was designed by Jud Haynes, and features chipmunks having a time in a tree. Beyond charming. Thanks, Jud!

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New Prints in Store!

We recently had the pleasure of screen printing some new designs for illustrator Shingo Shimizu.

We have a limited number of each available – so swing by our Kensington location to pick up your favourite now!

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La Carnita Pyramids, 12” x 17”, 5 colours on Natural Coverstock: $22.00

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Intergalactic Beastie Boys, 18” x 24”, 3 colours on Natural Coverstock: $35.00

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Monster Massive, 12” x 18”, 4 colours on Natural Coverstock: $22.00

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Bunny Roars, 18” x24”, 3 colours on Natural Coverstock: $35.00

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Go loony for new Doublenaut Prints!

We had the pleasure of screen printing some new prints for local Toronto duo, Doublenaut. The ‘Loon’ is also available as part of Everlovin’ Press’ ‘Greetings from Canada’ postcard set, which you can buy here (as we’ve sold out!)

Loon By Doublenaut
18” x 24” 2 colour screen print on 100 lb white cover stock. $35
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‘Moth’ By Doublenaut
18” x 24” 4 colour screen print on 100 lb white cover stock. $35
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Seasons Greetings from Kid Icarus

Happy Holidays! We have some new screen printed greetings cards for you this holiday season.

Our artist collaboration this year was with the lovely Janice Kun who designed this very charming card.
The card is blank inside, 3 colours on 100lb cotton coverstock for $6.

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‘Seasons Greetings Bears’ by Janice Kun.

Skating at City Hall and Skiing in Toronto are Kid Icarus screen printed and designed, celebrating the great Canadian tradition of winter sports!
Both cards are blank inside, 3 colours each (including a metallic silver on the City Hall Skating card!) on natural coverstock $5 .

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‘Skating at City Hall’ by Kid Icarus
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‘Skiing in Toronto’ by Kid Icarus

 

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2015 Handprinted Art Calendar Launch Party

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Join us for a drink and a first look at our 2015 Handprinted Art Calendar!

On Tuesday, November 4th from 7pm – 10pm we’ll be at Café Pamenar (307 Augusta Avenue) celebrating the launch of our 2015 Art Calendar.

Come browse the pages of 2015 as designed by a selection of some of Toronto’s most talented artists and hand printed by Kid Icarus. Don’t forget to pick up your own copy (this is a cash only event!) before they’re sold out. We’ll also have our back issues (calendars from previous years) available for you to scoop up while you still can.

Join the Facebook Event to let us know you’re coming, hope to see you there!

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Introducing Lino Carving Workshops!

In addition to our Screen Printing 101 Workshops, may we introduce Lino (Linoleum) carving workshops!

Learn the tools and basics involved in carving soft linoleum. The material is easy to work with and allows any beginner to create a print with very little effort. This workshop will show you how to transfer your drawings or pre-existing images onto the lino, and focus on a few carving techniques that will transform your drawing into a beautiful carved print.

The workshops run for 3 hours with an extra 30 minutes of project time.

For $80 (+ tax) materials are included but feel free to bring along a 4”x 6” digital print out of a drawing or image you would like to carve!

View Workshop Schedule and sign up for workshops!

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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Shad

For another year we had the pleasure of screen printing the Polaris Music Prize nominee posters which have been hand crafted by fellow Canadian illustrators and designers!

London, Ontario’s Shad has made it to the short list three times now, this year he has been nominated for his fourth album ‘Flying Colours’.

Paul Chin is an artist and musician (signed to Cosmonostro) who better to have designed Shad’s poster!

Available to buy here at Kid Icarus now, limited stock so act fast!
$35.00, 18″ x 24″ 5 colours on white coverstock.

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Fall Screen Printing Workshops!

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Don’t let the end of summer get you down! Instead focus your energies on getting pumped for the upcoming reasons to get together with pals! Of course we’re talking Thanksgiving, Halloween and its never too early to think about Christmas.

Why not screen-print some Halloween decorations, impress with screen printed table settings for your Thanksgiving dinner, or make hand printed Christmas cards! The possibilities are endless. If you or your friends are interested in learning how to setup and screen print at home, this workshop is for you.

We’ve scheduled two Screen-printing 101 Workshops for October on the following dates:

Saturday, October 18th 12:30 – 5:00pm  SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 15th 12:30 – 5:00pm

Read more about our workshops and register online here. Alternatively you can pop into either our Kensington or Parkdale stores and sign up! $150 + tax.

Workshops make great gifts!
Do you know someone interested in learning more about the screen printing process? You can purchase a gift card and your friend can redeem it for a workshop that suits their schedule.

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