Need to mention a collaboration I've been working pretty hard on lately with longtime friend Jeremy aka 'The Heat' of Tacklebox. This past winter we somehow decided our shared upbringing among tractors and forest-bound-boats was the perfect foundation for a fashion accessory line.
We started with these prints on totes:
Here are some hopeful bandana candidates. We have developed and printed about 10 of these and are currently working on a tool tote, ties, and leather items.
The bandannas are screen printed with clear discharge which dissolves the fabric’s dye (similar to bleaching), revealing the print in close to original base color. This results in a very natural colorway and super soft print with virtually no hand-feel whatsoever but we aren’t always able to control what color it comes out as it just does what it does, ex. red discharges to golden yellow, black goes off-white, navy goes grey, etc..,
So all in all it's been a welcome outlet for two architect's creative surplus, a great way to take advantage of the resources of the studio, and an excellent testing ground for perfecting new processes. Stay tuned for more and check us out at Smith + Butler.