Little Opera is definitely one of San Francisco’s top fifteen, possibly only, all-kids’ opera company.
After an initial round of tee-shirt fabrication for the kids, Little Opera founder and feather2pixel sex contractor EB worked with me to print something more suitable for adults. Since the kids’ shirts, as you will recall, featured an intriguing but possibly altogether inappropriate obscure nineteenth century composer, we figured there wouldn’t be much to change.
The kids shirts featured a dark print on a light shirt:
The adult shirts were printed with a negative image for the slightly more advanced light print on a dark shirt. Getting a suitably opaque light print on a dark surface is a notoriously unfun screen printing technique to execute. Conversely, deliberately executing light on dark poorly may result in this pleasingly nuanced monochromatic effect:
Cool, huh? Amazing that it’s just white ink with a little medium for transparency and sparkle for attitude. To me it says “I give to charity but I don’t take shit from anyone.”
Here’s negative and positive stencils:
And finally, here is the staged joy of screenprinting: