Last week I made some t-shirt designs and silkscreen printed them. We were asked as the Big Bug Collection to make some designs for the ‘common room’; the international student association of my university. They wanted something generic that communicated something along the lines of togetherness, helping each other, being strong together and having a home away from home. Below are two of my sketches of the designs (the first one was the one they selected).

Jeroen, with whom I worked together for this assignment, acting as if he is doing something interesting.


After printing both the front and back of the t-shirts, we connected the lines, so the two designs became a continuous one.

Have you ever silkscreen printed?


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    August 21, 2012 at 10:56

    Wow they look really good! The design with the hands on is my favourite :) xx

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      Magical Day Dream

      August 21, 2012 at 16:40

      Thank you :) There were some other designs as well made by Jeroen, but I didn’t include them in this post

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    August 21, 2012 at 12:46

    So cool! Where did you get all your supplies? I’ve silk screened before, but it took me so long to just make a screen! It looks like you’re using a big studio, whereas I was just doing it in my bedroom!

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      Magical Day Dream

      August 21, 2012 at 16:41

      There is a local atelier where artists and students can hire materials quite cheap and use all the equipment. It is pretty cool! But indeed, it did take a lot of time. It is quite a lot of work, but I am happy with how it all turned out :) I wonder how it’s like to do it in your bedroom! Sounds fun as well :)

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    Amy Louski

    August 21, 2012 at 21:30

    I love the hands print! Unity coming together!

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    Melanie Lea

    September 3, 2012 at 12:14

    This is really awesome! I love that flyer! I used to hang out with the international students at my old university and I really need to try to connect with them here at my new one! This post reminded me of that! Good job on the artwork : )

    xo, My Billie

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      Magical Day Dream

      September 5, 2012 at 21:06

      Sounds like good times! I always feel at home between international students. I think it has something to do with living abroad and feeling at home in a variety of cultures. And thank you :)


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