I was thinking today about my friend Adam. I have known him for a few years now and have always been impressed with his artistic sense. He is a pretty down to earth kind of guy, no pretense and generally a pretty happy dude. I met him at the Art Gallery, he is a really wonderful photographer, that despite being so young, photographs in a very old school way. However, it wasn’t his photography that I was thinking about today, it was his screen printing.
Adam has dabbled in screen printing for a long time.. He has always had T-shirts with messages up by the collar or the pocket or the front or the back… you get the point I am sure. Whenever I asked him; hey where did you get that shirt? His answer was always, I made it! I love that! The making of things when you need them, when there just isn’t anything out there just like how you want it.
I was not surprised when he kicked off his screen printing business, nor was I surprised to see that it reflects the different parts of his personality. Just the name Serigraph Monotone. Meaning of serigraph being an “original silk-screen color print” and monotone meaning “a succession of syllables, words, or sentences in one unvaried key or pitch”. One of his prints is “I produce top notch free hugs” and one of the others is “Hug your local mail carrier” now not all of his shirts are about hugs he has many other sayings as well. The best part is that he prints on each shirt by hand and with care to make it just right. You gotta love that!
If you have words you want to wear, talk to Adam….