September 10th, 2013



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!


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


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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 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


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

Cover designed by Amber Marsh as 4 woodblock prints. 

June 20th, 2013

Find Me and Say Hello

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


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


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.


May 21st, 2013

Gula Gila

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

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