December 14th, 2015

SHAPE STRETCH OVERLAY ART PRINT

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SHAPE STRETCH OVERLAY

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media:  3 color silkscreen on 100lb white cover
Size: 11.5 x 14″
Edition: 10, signed, and numbered

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2015

Adam Miller Art

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We’ve just had the pleasure of working with Adam Miller, director of The Pit Gallery, on printing these large raw linen canvases.

This project was bit of a bear- mostly due to a very short turn around time and it’s much larger than we are used to printing, but it all worked out. I have a whole new respect for the versatility of my exposure setup. I’m also very thankful that my washout is in it’s own separate bathroom with a tub, and to my studio mates for putting up with giant messes and other huge stuff everywhere.

I really dig Adam Miller’s work, and if you’re in LA, check out the Pit Gallery, it’s a real cool space up in Glendale, part art book store, part studio, part gallery. They also publish risograph books!

 

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November 11th, 2015

Live Printing Pop Up

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Heavy Gel has recently started working with Co-Lab Gallery. They are a super sweet gallery / artisan shop in Highland Park featuring LA artists and designers.

They invited us to do some living screen printing at “ONLY IN HOLLYWOOD” ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, a pop up in the parking lot of the super swanky Hollywood Palladium.

We live printed over 20 one of a kind abstract art prints that combined elements from the 20 designs we brought. We were also live printing t shirts, underwear, and ties on demand. The prints will be up in our online shop shortly, hold tight.

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July 25th, 2015

SCATTERANGLES ART PRINT

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SCATTERANGLES

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media:  4 color silkscreen on 80lb white cover
Size: 14×16″
Edition: 10, signed, and numbered, 10 variants available on colored cardstocks

$15

 

 

There are copies of this art print available at Fold Gallery in DTLA, and a framed copy available at Spacedust, in Echo Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 7th, 2015

Rock N Roll Flea Market

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Heavy Gel is vending at The Great Rock N Roll Flea Market for this first time today. Lots of record vendors, vintage clothing, and art.

We’ll be selling screen printed gig posters, fine art prints, cards, t-shirts, tapes, and records.

The flea market goes from 10-5 at The Regent Theater, with good dj’s spinning all day and liquor flowing from the bar, such as bottomless mimosas, and bloody mary’s.

Pizza from  next door.

 

May 14th, 2015

TIMBER TIMBRE // XIU XIU POSTER

 

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TIMBRE TIMBRE / XIU XUI

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media:  CMYK silkscreen on 100lb white cover
Size: 16×20″
Edition: 25, signed, stamped, and numbered

$20

Poster for Timber Timbre and XIU XIU LA tour kickoff shows.

I’ve been a fan of XIU XIU for over a decade. They are really amazing live and I was thrilled to make this poster for them. Both these bands put on two fantastic shows, and if you get a chance to catch a night of this tour- do it.

April 30th, 2015

ORAL EXERCISES ART PRINT

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ORAL EXERCISES ART PRINT

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media: 2 color silkscreen on 100lb cream cover
Size: 24×36″
Edition: 10, signed, stamped and numbered

$300 framed / $150 unframed

Score for one person, warm up for speech. Diagram from a vintage physics textbook, instructions rewritten.

 

ORAL EXERCISES ART PRINT $40.00

April 26th, 2015

All Extinct Animals Screen Printed T-Shirts

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New screen printed t-shirts for All Extinct Animals, the noisy, tape manipluation, solo project,  of Anna Gregoline (Feedbacula, La Cosa)

April 13th, 2015

LIVE ASTRO POSTER

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HEAVY GEL SATELLITE SHOW WITH LIVE ASTRO

By: Jayes Caitlin
Date: 2015
Media: 5 color silkscreen on 80lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 25, signed, stamped, and numbered

$15.00


Heavy Gel is hosting a satellite show at Live Astro in Hollywood.

 

April 18th, 7pm, 7303 Melrose Ave

 

Crown Larks (Chicago)

Phantomwise (San Francisco)

Horrormone (LA)

Jayes Caitlin & The XSE&E (LA)

 

 

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February 27th, 2015

SCREEN PRINTING CLASSES

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Intro To Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2016
6-9pm

Intro To Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

Photo emulsion is a thick liquid substance that hardens when it is exposed to light. In this class we’ll be using stencils either made by hand from cardboard, or film transparacies to block out parts of our screen while exposing. The parts that are black or opaque will not get exposed and they will wash out, so ink can be passed through the screen and onto another surface (paper, fabric, ect!)

Heavy Gel is open to other print makers to use on an appointment basis, or monthly membership.

This introductory class serves as an orientation to our studio, so you can learn how to print, and are then welcome to come back and use the studio to work on more projects!

Learn__________________________________

  • how to prep images for silk screens
  • about mesh counts for printing on various materials and details
  • coating and burning screens with photo emulsion
  • printing techniques
  • registering multiple colors
  • reclaiming and reusing screens

The studio will provide all the tools and equipment needed to print. Students will need to bring whatever materials they’d like to print on (paper, t shirts, wood, fabric, etc..)

Students will also get to choose the image they’d like to print! These can be photos, drawings, or paper cutouts. Images should be black and white or greyscale. Paper cutouts can be on any color, but must be at least as thick as cardstock (not see thorugh when you hold it up to the light) Please e-mail images to info@heavygel.com prior to the class.

We will go over how to prep your images for silkscreening. Computer literacy is not required!

Wear clothes that can get inky ;D

Group discounts and special appointments available!

 

 

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Mobile Screen Printing Lab: Sun Exposures

Sat, Jan 30th, 2016
11am-2pm
This class is very similar to our introduction to screen printing class, but it focuses more on how to set up your own DIY studio or even a mobile screen printing space.

We will be using readily available, common tools, that you could use in your home or your own studio.

Topics covered:

-Calculating exposure times
-Mobile Water solutions
-Mobile Printing setups
-DIY multi color registration
-DIY curing methods

Wear sunscreen, we will be out in the sun a lot.

 

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January 25th, 2015

Intro to Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

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Intro to photo emulsion screen printing

Feb 1st 1-4pm

This is a one day class run by Heavy Gel print shop and located at Limited Ink Studios. The class will cover the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion.

In this technique, a silkscreen is coated with a light sensitive emulsion and then exposed under a high intensity light with an opaque image or black film.

Students will learn about

  • prepping images for silk screens
  • mesh counts for printing on various materials and details
  • coating and burning screens
  • printing

Students should bring a silkscreen of any size, silkscreen ink or acrylic paint, (available at Blick, Blue Rooster, Baller Art, Artists and Craftsman) and whatever they’d like to print on: fabric, wood, paper, etc.

 Images must be in black and white to print (no greyscale).* Half tones are also acceptable.

Prior to class e-mail high quality images in the size you want them to print to info@heavygel.com. PDF, Photoshop or Illustrator file preferred. Students may also cut stencils by hand*

*the black or opaque otherwise known as “positive” parts of the image are what will be exposed and washed out to be printed. If all this image prep info is completely new or you have questions, e-mailinfo@heavygel.com and I’ll help you out. :D

$80, all materials included (incl. silkscreen, which you can take home with you)

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September 19th, 2014

Screenprinting Cassette Tapes

 

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Experimenting printing the cassette boxes for my new tape release. Going to use some acrylic/ink hybrid or play around with whatever “plastic” paints I’ve got around the studio.

September 7th, 2014

DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN / ROBEDOOR / DIN / BAILOUTS POSTER

#heavygela #synthesizers #screenprinted #glitch #gigposter

DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN POSTER

By: Heavy Gel
Date: 2014
Media: 6 color screen print on white 80lb cover
Size: 18 x 24″
Edition: 10

$15.00


Gig poster for a summer experimental music/noise show hosted at Heavy Gel LA.


#heavygela #synthesizers #screenprinted #glitch #gigposter

 

August 14th, 2014

RICHARD ALBUM AND THE SINGLES POSTER

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RICHARD ALBUM AND THE SINGLES POSTER

By: Heavy Gel
Date: 2015
Medium:  3 color silkscreen on 80lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 15, signed, stamped, numbered

$15.00


 

The next show in Heavy Gel.a’s music series-

Richard Album and the Singles, friends of ours from Chicago!

Charmaine’s Names, LA

Filardo, LA

And Duncan and I will play our second show ever of Barracuda.

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th

8pm / FREE

RSVP 

 

 

 

 

July 7th, 2014

DADA NOISE AND VIOLIN POSTER

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We are excited to welcome back Joey Molinaro. His tapes and 7″ are in regular rotation at the studio.

JOEY MOLINARO (PA) – Grind-violin 

JANET (STL) – Dada-noise-burlesque

EZRA BUCHLA – Composer, violist, electronic musician

GREG HARTUNIAN - Dark weirdo psych

 

Tue, June 8th

8PM

FREE

 

RSVP

These limited edition posters will be available at the show as well as on our new updated online store- launching very soon.

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March 5th, 2014

VAMOS! STICKERS

Designed and screen printed these stickers for VAMOS! who play Heavy Gel.a. March 6th!

February 27th, 2014

LA GRAND OPENING POSTER

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HEAVY GEL.A. GRAND OPENING POSTER

By: Heavy Gel
Date: 2014
Media: 7 color silkscreen, 2 colors spray paint, on 80lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 20, signed, stamped, numbered

$20.00


Heavy Gel’s grand (re) opening will be March 6th. There’s no date on the poster- cause we’re ultra exclusive, trendy, and hip secretive. Like any underground music establishment should be.

Three bands are playing-

VAMOS!

Criminal Hygiene

Astatic

Hannah Melde will be exhibiting (and selling at astronomically reasonable prices!!) some fantastic collage work.

And if that’s not enough to bring you out- there will be a very young puppy in attendance, and you might even be able to get one of these posters.

8pm.

February 22nd, 2014

Composing A Poster

                #heavygela is getting ready for our first event. #justtgrowingitoutthere #chance #composition
Heavy Gel (LA) is getting ready for our first event.

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February 21st, 2014

STACY MENDEZ TATTOO

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Stacy Mendez and I did a business trade.
I designed and printed these business cards in exchange for letting her stab me with 1000 needles.

We edged her cards with black ink and are referring to them as “executive style”


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February 2nd, 2014

Test Prints

Pretty sick #testprints coming outta #heavygela these days.<br />Not too late to sign up for a #subscriptionpackage and get one...

Pretty sick test prints coming outta heavygel these days.

Not too late to sign up for a subscription package and get one…

January 27th, 2014

HEAVY GEL MERCH

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New Heavy Gel merch- T Shirts, Stickers, Big Stickers, Patches

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January 20th, 2014

FEEDBACULA ALBUM

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Heavy Gel has been working on this massive album art project for Feedbacula pre and post moving to LA. And it is almost, almost done.

Project included the design and printing of the album cover, the inner record sleeve, a patch, stickers for the record and a sticker insert.

Still to come are a button being make by Anna Gregoline, a release show poster, and possibly t-shirts.

This is a REALLY great record and first vinyl release for the duo, be sure to pick up a copy!

$20.00


January 18th, 2014

Heavy GeL.A.

#nofilter #screenprinting #artstudio #feedbacula #heavygela#exposeyourself #heavygela  #openforbusiness #screenprinting

Certainly starting to feel like #heavygela #bluefloors #mopping #brickdust & #doghair#HeavyGeLA #rocknroll #reunited

Our new space in L.A. is coming along. However jerry rigged at the moment. We scrubbed the floors at least.

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.

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.