Whale Magic

We have Anthony Skirvin of Ape Do Good screen printing to thank for introducing us to Jeana Hadley.  We are fans of the nautical themes in her music posters and design work at Sea Level Studio, as well as the fantastic music shows she organized at 3 fish studios.  

We share an appreciation for our Sunset neighborhood, the music of Farallons, and Fort Funston.

We began our studio collaboration with an introduction to the reduction process via tiny stamp prints.  Below you see the first of three colors in Hadley's HighFive Stamp along side the finished image.  The final stamp print is a three color reduction, with each color carved from the same small stamp block. 

 "High Five" Stamp reduction print by Jeana Hadley.

"High Five" Stamp reduction print by Jeana Hadley.

Next, we embarked on our woodcut reduction print.  Pictures below document the process in which we worked out some ideas and colors in paint, began carving the first color, printed the first color.  After printing more than we needed of the first color, we carved out the second color from the same block and printed.

 "Whale Magic" woodcut reduction print by Jeana Hadley and Nathalie Roland

"Whale Magic" woodcut reduction print by Jeana Hadley and Nathalie Roland

"Whale Magic" Woodcut reduction print. Image 7" X 7". Paper 10" x 10". Edition of 28.  Carved and printed by Jeana Hadley and Nathalie Roland in San Francisco, CA.  Available for purchase here.  All profits from this print sale will be donated to Surfrider foundation.

A big high Five and Thank you to Jeana for being our second collaborator in this print series experiment.  We look forward to seeing more of her work and in design and music events.