Insert Blanc Press

Silkscreen Is Easy !!!
The Little Friends of Printmaking

General Projects
3611 Pomona St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

June 26 - August 29, 2021

Opening Saturday June 26 from 7-10pm

Open Hours Thursday nights 7-9pm
or by appointment email insertpress@gmail.com

 

"Silkscreen is Very Difficult, Actually"—JW Buchanan

Insert Blanc Press is pleased to present Silkscreen Is Easy !!! by The Little Friends of Printmaking, a new exhibition at General Projects.

 

Silkscreen Is Easy !!! monograph available for Pre-Sale Now !

 

"The work of The Little Friends of Printmaking (illustration and silkscreen duo JW & Melissa Buchanan) culls every color, shape, and nuance of joy and happiness and arranges them perfectly on a sheet of paper. From the posters themselves to how the posters are presented to the audience—each color, font, and element is designed as a sign of welcome. Their brand of illustration is based in the immediacy of a smile, a dedication to the silly and absurd, light-hearted and high-spirited. As both the illustrators and printers of their work, the Buchanans understand paper and ink, the squeegee and screen, and how they all play together. Whether the screenprint has seven colors or just two, each one is there at the service of the overall final piece."Chris Jalufka

 

The Little Friends of Printmaking are JW and Melissa Buchanan, a married duo of award-winning illustrators, designers, and silkscreen artists. They first made a name for themselves designing and printing silkscreened concert posters but soon branched out, making fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures and artists' residencies worldwide, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their clients include Disney, FX, Nike, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Little Friends currently live in Pasadena, CA with some very fat pets.

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 10, 2021