Rob Tavares' Profile

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Hello everyone! I am a Toronto, Canada based web developer, graphic designer, illustrator and artist with a passion for screen printing!

My journey into screen printing started as an eventual expansion of my existing graphic design skills with promotional design work for a couple of local indie bands. I promoted these bands with T shirts, CD jackets, button pins and poster designs. From there, combined with my continuing love for live music, I began to notice limited edition gig posters at shows and was immediately drawn to the hands on creative nature of screen printing. I have always worked with my hands in some form or another and combined with my design skills, screen printing was just another true passion progression for me and I love every aspect of it!

Screen printing (also known as silkscreen), is a printing technique that involves a…

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  • Male
  • Born on September 27
  • Joined February 10, 2011

Favorite materials

Water based acrylic inks, acrylic paints, various papers, art boards, wood, canvas, air brush

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About

Hello everyone! I am a Toronto, Canada based web developer, graphic designer, illustrator and artist with a passion for screen printing!

My journey into screen printing started as an eventual expansion of my existing graphic design skills with promotional design work for a couple of local indie bands. I promoted these bands with T shirts, CD jackets, button pins and poster designs. From there, combined with my continuing love for live music, I began to notice limited edition gig posters at shows and was immediately drawn to the hands on creative nature of screen printing. I have always worked with my hands in some form or another and combined with my design skills, screen printing was just another true passion progression for me and I love every aspect of it!

Screen printing (also known as silkscreen), is a printing technique that involves a transfer of ink from a mesh lined frame onto a substrate (paper). Ink is "pulled" through the mesh screen with a squeegee and the stencilled image is transferred to the substrate. The set up and printing process is quite labor intensive and every separate color contained in the design requires a separate screen where every additional color is registered (layered) on the previous color to produce multi-colored prints.

I have a naturally curious nature and I am inspired by various modern art and design eras, pop culture, pop art, vintage themes, music, bright colors, repetition, texture and line. I design and individually hand print all my prints by combining my passions with a playful modern twist. My art has been exhibited and sold at several gallery shows, art shows, art&craft fairs, specialty shops and of course, here on Etsy!

Cheers and thanks for stopping by my shop!
Rob

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