Carolyn teamed up with Anthony Dihle from Fire Studio to produce screenprinted posters for The Harbor School’s Aardvark Art Bazaar event, a Crafty Bastards-style fair where the client wanted something that looked like a rock poster.
You can see in Carolyn’s sketch concepts that the client originally wanted an aardvark wearing leg warmers with a letter “A” similar to an alphabet card. Carolyn came up with another idea to have the aardvark surfing on an artist palette and the client signed off on the surf concept.
The 13” x 21” poster is a “seven” color screenprint in three layers printed on 80 lb. Cougar Opaque white. The second layer is a split fountain (color fade) of five different inks. A plop of each color is dropped on the screen and mixed progressively with each squeegee pass. The challenge is mixing each color so that it would have a similar amount of transparency over the dark background color, so that no color band stands out as too bold.