Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley Screen Printed Wall

What do you get when you take a lemon yellow wall and jazz it up with hot pink ink?

BEFORE

AFTER

This screen printing project took place at the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley. The 25″x36″ screen was made by cutting vinyl on a giant plotter at TechShop Pittsburgh and then sticking it onto the back of the screen. The vinyl method worked really well since the logo was so large and lacked tiny details.

The layout was inspired in part by the famous Andy Warhol cow wall paper:

Cow Wallpaper

Andy Warhol inspiration

jamboree logoThere’s a big Jamboree USA sign painted on the back of the Capitol Theater in Wheeling WV that provided inspiration for the Children’s Museum logo that I designed.

Americorps volunteers held the screen in place as I awkwardly pulled the squeegee from left to right. The prints were just the right amount of imperfect. Andy would be proud.

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About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit www.mitchcollective.org for more information.
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