Friday, January 12, 2007

Illustration Friday: 80's





My submission for Illustration Friday's "80's" is from a silkscreened limited edition I printed in 1984. The title is "Blind Date" and it is at least 16 colours that I can count right now. I will look it up to be exact but it's a lot of passes under the screen, registration is tight, probably 150 sheets of paper went under the screen at least 16 times. I buried colour to create the shag carpet and did transparent white to change 16 colours into 32! Last year I submitted Strangers in the Night and I did a post called I never forget a face. Blind Date is the 3rd and final print of this little portfolio. I spent most of the 80's learning how to print and making lots of prints.

1.Strangers in the Night 1982
2 I never forget a face 1983
3.Blind Date 1984

42 comments:

marcisenders said...

"Blind Date" is great! I can't believe it is a screenprint with so many colors!

Pati @-;-- said...

Hahahah... This is very funny, Val. Very 80s too ;) It makes me feel happy :D

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'd like to hide my bone in your closet. Bad Dog (deceased)

isay said...

ohh i like this a lot. i have done some silkscreen also during that time but not as many colors you did. you have become an expert.

Mac McRae said...

I love the memphis color scheme. Like totally Ellis "less than zero" 80's chik. More cool work. :)

Amy Zaleski said...

Cool stuff, Val!

Liz Jones said...

Very cool! I esp. like the full body closet!

Collin said...

That's awesome! Silkscreen printing is something I never really got the hang of, but when I did give it a shot three colors was hard enough.

Janet said...

I read this weeks topic and hurried over to see what you would do! Cool stuff, Val!

studio lolo said...

Interesting closet Val!! Great prints!

Isa said...

Your 80´s are full of colours :D

Toni said...

I would love to know what thoughts were going through your head with blind date. (giggle) it is my favorite of the three.

aynaku said...

sounds like you did a lot of work...actually a 16 colours silkscreen IS a challenging task...there all very good!

kj said...

oh val, i love your work. but i equally love how and why you explain what you do.

angelinas in paris.
angelinas in paris
angelinas in paris.

creative visualization in progress.

:)

Ces said...

I sound like a broken record every time I come here but I am always awed by the magnitude and range of your artistic talent. Is there anything you cannot do?

doodlestreet said...

Registration...registration...registration...now THAT'S talent! You're hired!
If I had to do this...I'd be in a white coat--I'm impressed!

Kaya said...

Very impressive technically but with humour and style. Great 80s images! And your colours are so beautiful.

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Michelle Lana said...

lovely pieces, val! great great work.

Twisselman said...

Wonderful colors and an eerie closet of personas from which to choose.

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!! Great set of 80's fun!

tiffini elektra x said...

Holy Moly! This is crazy cool. . that wallpaper - wow!! This is perfect 80's. Totally awesome.

Tony LaRocca said...

So many different bodies to try on- and I'm stuck with this one I have!

Bearuh said...

cute! always cute!

marc said...

Hi Val,
Ha! The Eighties, it was the time of the insousciance! At 20 years there is all the life in front of oneself!

Great illo!
Excellent week!

Rrramone said...

Well done! I like those outfits. :-)

Bill Z said...

great - I love the closet

quiet storm said...

Electric colors and vibrant work. ALL of your work is fresh and exciting. Thanks.

Jeannette said...

I was born in 1984.

Hey, nice work.

md said...

lol not exactly wht i thought ud have hanging around in ur closets but ...... great lookin prints never did learn to silkscreen no patience to cut all those screen sooo neatly.

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Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Fun work, and the banana wallpaper is hysterical!

Majeak Ann said...

oh -my!! a great silkscreen that illustrates the '80's..I see the colors, I can hear the music!
saludos y abrazo
Marjorie

Diane Duda said...

time well spent! very nice!

dd said...

Wow! Brings me back again to my college apartment circa 1983-85 when I had all of these on our living room walls. We were by far the hippest apartment in Provo!

I believe we also got in trouble for some of the racier themes. :)

xoxox
--dd

Lois said...

I knew you'd have cool stuff for this theme. Have you ever heard of the Chicago Imagist's? Did I ask you this before? Anyway, they kinda started in the 70's and made a mark in the 80's Chicago. These have such a time and place and feel to them. They are great.

Lois said...

You can check some of them out here.
http://midwestmuseum.us/collection/?CatID=4&Category=Chicago%20Imagists

esillustration said...

are you sure these pieces arent really from the 80s? thats how 80s they look. :-)

Angela said...

Wow, so many colors to work with. Very cool!

benconservato said...

I love the top one with all the "outfits". It is the best. You always impress me with how many passages you do with the silk screening. I feel like it is getting hardcore at 9!

Chickengirl said...

Love it! I love the look- very 80s indeed!

Ellis Nadler said...

good concept, well executed. I did a printmaking course back then, but was so technically inept! Also, I felt ill from the fumes. Thank god for photoshop!