November 18th, 2013

Nitetrotter Fest

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Printing The Funs‘ poster for Nitetrotter Fest 2013. Poster designed by The Funs, whose aesthetic we just love.

Check out more of their work and other projects from their label, Manic Static!

The whole festival is going to be great. Going from the 19th-23rd of November at various venues, The Funs play on the 23rd at Wally World.

November 17th, 2013

GEOMETRIC ABSTRACT ART PRINT

GEOMETRIC ABSTRACT

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2013
Media: 2/3 color silkscreen on thick watercolor paper
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 10, signed, stamped, and numbered

$30.00


*Please specify which variant you’d like when ordering- white or yellow background.

September 24th, 2013

Stickers for Insight Studios

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Printed these stickers in trade for Insight Studios, tattoos and piercing!

The design is their logo printed on circular stickers and clear coated.

September 13th, 2013

LA COSA, THIS IS IT? CASSETTE

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La Cosa just dropped their sophomore album “This Is It?” Available on tape or as digital download.

The download comes with 25 pieces of original art by Jayes Caitlin and the band.

 

La Cosa Tape
$7.00

 

THIS IS IT?!

September 10th, 2013

YPSILANTI LIVE PRINTING

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This weekend Sarms and I drove to Ypsilanti, Michigan to do some live screen printing at the Festival of Honeybee’sat the Corner Brewery as part of Halcyon Summer Days.

It was hit, patrons were invited to bring their own article to print on or purchase a blank t from us.

We raided the old storage of Sarms’ retired printing company, Modati and he donated a huge score of old screens, t shirts, and squeegees. Thanks Modati!

 

I AM SO AFRAID OF BEES

August 17th, 2013

Cinema Minima

 

CINEMA MINIMALogo and Templates

 

 
New logo, template designs, and poster for Cinema Minima Sunday night film screenings at Coles.

Heavy Gel produced this poster for Cinema Minima’s new residency, pairing writers and filmmakers together to produce shorts.

Interested writers and filmmakers should e-mail projects@anysquared.com for official rules.

 

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Cinemaminima_residency_4

August 14th, 2013

VINTAGE SALE

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Heavy Gel is hosting a vintage sale by Calque.

 

AUGUST 15TH
7-10 PM

 

RAFFLE

DRINKS

SHOP

 

 

Flyer by Kevin Mccaughty

July 20th, 2013

H of The M III

 

Head of the Mammoth Press presents the third in a reading series showcasing new and established local poetic talents.

There is also a lovely accumulation of artist books collecting at Heavy Gel, you can touch them. Some are even for sale.

Starts at 7pm.
Two readers.

 

Vé Nels
&
Jeffrey Sherfey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of time to make your Pitchfork after parties. Might I recommend   these   two:

July 12th, 2013

THE FUNS ON TOUR

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June 30th, 2013

Consolation Prize

played a show

I’ll be the first to admit, running an event space is just as difficult as I thought it would be. All the stories you’ve heard- they’re true. June was full of tribulations. We begun to wonder if we poured our concrete over a sacred burial ground.

Heavy Gel is sad to inform you that we’ll be taking a hiatus from musical events. We will continue having art shows and readings and interested artist and writers should contact info@heavygel.com for more info about participating.

We are also existing as an art, design and screen printing studio, and extending these services to our music and art community. Contact us for rates on anything from posters, t-shirts, buttons and stickers, to websites and album art. We work on a sliding scale. We’ll be having open studio nights every Wed at 7pm. Come draw with us!

These shirts were printed as a consolation prize for those who almost got arrested, died, or played a show. Recipients get to write whatever they like on the blank line. These’ll be up for sale in our shop soon, if you want one, contact us and let us know what size.

June 28th, 2013

fAbric Album Printing

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Just finished printing the covers for fAbric’s new album, Saturnalia.

Cover designed by Amber Marsh as 4 woodblock prints. 

June 20th, 2013

Still Life With Ball and Plate

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Heavy Gel put together this show with Arvo Zylo, a mix of experimental singer songwriters, and noise.

Zack Kouns, electronics/noise and ethnic instruments/folk music. He plays music with voice, tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, temple blocks, chinese opera gong, tape manipulation, violin, banjo.

Arvo Zylo/ Blood Rythms, “Arvo Zylo’s recordings / talents run the range from truly overwhelming, confrontational / chilling harsh noise, to thought-provoking experimental sounds rooted in the 1980s Raplh/LAFMS/post-TG international “noise boom.”

Duncan Allen-Burns, textural sad bastard.

Health&Beauty, the best tape I’ve bought this year. Great singer-songwriter. Can’t wait to see it live @ EL MAMEY, FRIDAY JUNE 21st!

 

several color split fountain screen posters by XSE&E & Duncan-Allen Burns outta the studio.
edition of 15

STILL LIFE WITH BALL AND PLATE
$10.00


June 20th, 2013

Find Me and Say Hello

We’re on twitter, I’m not on twitter, but we are.

@Heavygel1

We’re also on fb. If you’re not already in the know, but I know that you know.

#???????!?

For that matter, we’re also on google maps, cause we exist in a physical realm at

2335 W Lake St

Chicago IL, 60612.

We also have a telephone number

312-841-1727.

Did you know we are a screen printing and design studio? A gallery? A rehearsal space? Did you know we sometimes have events. Of course you did.

 

June 17th, 2013

LA COSA T-SHIRTS & STICKERS

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La Cosa shirts. Double sided/ reversible. Designed to be worn with the logo on the front, and to flash “the thing” you gotta flash your tits.

 

LA COSA SHIRT
(Reversible)
$20.00





Reverse, stickers, and a giant dick after the jump.

 

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June 13th, 2013

Black Flag

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Jimmy Bunnyluv printed and sold out of this Black Flag poster last weekend.

4 colors

Edition of 100

 

Sorry if you wanted one, gotta act fast and die young.

June 7th, 2013

Florida Weirdos

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Florida Weirdos show has been relocated to

The Mutiny for Sun June 9th

Lovebrrd
Tender Cruncher
Chris Moore
All Extinct Animals
Jayes Caitlin & The XSE&E

 

Poster designed by Chris Moore out of fabric collage
18×24″
4 color
edition of 25

For Sale now!

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May 31st, 2013

Not My Type

Heavy Gel’s 2nd Art Show, “Not My Type” is a show for bibliophiles, type addicts, writers, poets, and the text obsessed. You don’t have to like us, and we don’t have to like you, but we can drink wine together and talk hardcover.

Featuring work by

Betsy Birkey, The Exploded Library

Abe Homer

Jeff Sherfey

with an experimental music/writing performance of PHRASE, by XSE&E and assembled musicians. 

 

Sat June 1st, 7pm

Gallery will also be open Sun 12-6.

May 23rd, 2013

NORMA’S BIRTHDAY

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Meatloaf Cake with Mashed Potato Beet Frosting

May 21st, 2013

La Cosa @ Township

 

This THURSDAY

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May 21st, 2013

Gula Gila

Our friends Gula Gila in the studio printing funderwear and t-shirts for their upcoming tour!

Champaign
St Louis
Kansas City
Oklahoma City
Española, NM

May 21st, 2013

Head of the Mammoth Reading 2

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Here are some photos and recordings from the second

Head of the Mammoth reading:

Ben Bernthal

Devin King

Wendy Spacek

Roll the tape !

May 3rd, 2013

Noise Show

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Tonight in the Litterbox Heavy Gel is hosting some local and Brooklyn based noise performances.

 

Starts at 8 prompt

 

FORCED INTO FEMININITY
transgression at it’s most cliche

ISA CHRIST
of the now defunct freak zone Port d’Or. diy junk synth nopocalypse

JUSTIN MARC LLOYD
electronic bilge+hash noise+fungus growth & self-help

PENNY ROYALE
aka Kyle Eyre Clyde. eroticize the ruins. new LP soon on Alga Marghen

KHF
pat of United Waters toilet jams

Joey Molinaro (IN)
technicaldeath metal shredding via the violin and a wooden stomping box

 

Flyer by Jail Flanagan, all uniquely colored by Heavy Gel members. Edition of a bunch.

 

 

April 25th, 2013

Killer Moon

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Printed 100 bright blue and orange posters for Killer Moon, Rabble Rabble, Creepy Band, & Plastic Crimewave

I don’t know who designed them, I assume it was a member of one of the bands….

 

June 7th, @ the Double Door.

 

To all the people who have been asking me lately what shows they should go see- the answer is this one.

April 15th, 2013

HotM Poster 2

Headofthemammothprints

Posters for Head of The Mammoth, Reading Series #2

Stencil design by Jeff Sherfey, printed by Jeff Sherfey, Christopher Moore, and XSE&E on the table that Sam built…

Thanks everybody, can’t wait for the reading 4/20.

HOTM II POSTER
2 color split fountain on white cover
Edition of 20
$10.00


Hand Cut Letters

April 11th, 2013

Head of the Mammoth Press Website

 

Head of the Mammoth Press’ brand new website is up and running. Built by Jayes Caitlin @ XSE&E, layout by Abe Homer, editor, co-founder, and creative director.

Check out the site for the latest submission guidelines, new publications, and upcoming readings.

www.headofthemammoth.com