Screenprinting was practiced by the Egyptians, Chinese and Pre-Columbian societies. More recently, pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein made screen printing popular in the 1960s. Today, screen printing is everywhere.
Screenprinting is a method of printing used to reproduce a picture or pattern on a surface through the use of ink and stencil. Since its beginnings, screenprinting has become one of the most widely used printing methods in every part of the world. Simple, inexpensive, and fun, screenprinting offers a wide range of creative possibilities.
Learn the basic principles of screenprinting, then create an original design to be used on posters and clothing.
Use the following resources to explore screen printing and find inspiration. Think about what you want your design to communicate.
The Printmaking Bible, Ann d'Arcy Hughes and Hebe Vernon-Morris
Print Liberation, Nick Paparone, Jamie Dillon, Luren Jenison
Silkscreen Basics: A Complete How-To Manual, Charles Platt
Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes, Beth Grabowski & Bill Fick
Pulled: A Catalogue of Screenprinting, Mike Perry