22.75" x 29"
6 colors (plus Destructive Printing method)
Arches 88 350sm
Edition of 84
Serio Press is delighted to unveil a new edition utilizing a proprietary and experimental technique. This collaboration was born from an idea to "destroy" the media being printed on through a controlled process in order to create a textural effect. By printing a transparent gloss layer repeatedly onto a soft paper without allowing the ink to dry, the paper absorbs the liquid and begins to stick to the silkscreen. As the screen is lifted between pulls, it tears the paper in the areas where ink is passing through.
The process compliments the aesthetic of Shepard Fairey's wheat paste posters that have adorned the streets for decades. Exposed to the elements, the wheat paste posters degrade over time, resulting in prints that are weathered and torn.