Category Archives: Posters

Kung Fu Rice Noodle Logo Shirts

Kung Fu Rice Noodle Logo Shirts

Many contemporary logos have complex gradients and color overlays in them, which create a bit of a challenge to reproduce on a t-shirt or poster. Screen printing is a stenciling process, that pushes ink through a piece of polyester onto the substrate below. In order to print multicolor graphics, a separate screen must be prepared for each color printed, as only one color of ink can go through the stencil at a time.

In order to create the illusion of gradients, we use a process called halftoning.  Halftones allow gradients and tonal changes to be printed as a series of dots, which give the illusion of color change. These shirts for Kung Fu Rice Noodle are a great example of this process at work. A white underlay of ink was printed on a black shirt, and yellow halftone and a red halftone screens were printed on top to create the gradient look of yellow/orange/red.

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EAST2013

E.A.S.T 2013

November 16 & 17 and November 23 & 24

 11am – 6pm

4704 East Cesar Chavez at the Artpost

November is here, fall temperatures have finally fallen into place and we all know what that means…It’s time for the East Austin Studio Tour. Kong is excited to be a part of it again this year and will have lots for our visitors to see and do!

Come out to the Artpost, the premier stop on the tour with over 35 artists, designers, creatives and craftsmen! KONG will open our studio to the public, showcase our creative designs and demonstrate the screenprinting process. We’ll have a lot of exciting things to you to see and do. Make your own t-shirt, enjoy some of Austin’s nationally recognized food truck vittles, enjoy a craft beer, and take in the all of the art. 

Featured Artists:

Kong is excited to showcase B.C. Gilbert, Brian Phillips and Coronado Studio at our studio. These artists works in a variety of media including printmaking, painting, and mixed media.

B.C. Gilbert

 

BFE, B.C. Gilbert, relief print

BFE, B.C. Gilbert, relief print

 

B.C. was born and raised in Amarillo, TX on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle.  He received his BFA in 1997 from CameronUniversity in Lawton, OK and his MFA in 2001 from TexasTechUniversity in Lubbock, TX.

B.C. lived and made art in Lubbock/Idalou, TX for eight years before moving to Wichita Falls, TX in 2005 where he now resides.  For four years he was the owner/operator of Gilrose Studios an artist studio/alternative space in conjunction with BC Country, a custom metal shop, in downtown Wichita Falls.

B.C. started his teaching career for the WFISD in 2008 teaching art at Barwise Jr. High before transferring to Rider High School where he teaches Art I-IV as well as 3-D AP studio. He is also an adjunct professor for Midwestern State University teaching Drawing I and Studio Foundations as well as a working and exhibiting artist.

 

Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips

 

We’re very proud to feature one of Kong’s own, Brian Phillips. Brian’s unique approach to art making has made him a treasured local artist in Austin.

His thoughts on his own art are to the point:

I get bored, so I create things to keep from going sane.

 I am a self-taught artist.

 My work is in collections all over the world.

 I’ve had solo shows in Texas, Ohio, Indiana and have also participated in group shows in Oklahoma and Georgia.

 

Coronado Studio

Coronado Studio

Coronado Studio specializes in hand-made fine art silkscreen printing on paper and they’ve been slinging quality posters and fine art in Austin for over 20 years. Founded by Sam Coronado, an internationally recognized artist and educator, Coronado will be showing a variety of recently completed prints. Known for complex, multiple color, hand crafted fine art prints, Coronado’s work always pushes the boundaries of the screenprinting medium.

 Katie Neustaedter

X-ray specs

X-ray specs

Katie Neustaedter, recent fine art graduate of UT and Kong Printer Extraordinaire, will be showcasing recent needlepoint works featuring her macabre sense of humor.

 

 

 

Kong is proud to announce that our designs are now available at Parts and Labour on S. Congress Ave. P&L has been a long time advocate of Texas based artists, designers and craftspeople; in fact, they only sell work produced by folks here in the Lone Star State!

Kong posters and T-shirts are available now at Parts and Labour.

See you on South Congress!

Winning isn’t nearly as sweet when you’re supposed to win in the first place. Whether it is in sports or everyday life, there is no doubt about it – upset victories rule.

The first in a series based around good lessons for life, there is more great stuff on the way.

Image size 11×17 inches; paper size 12.5×19 inches. Will fit into a standard 11×17 prefab frame ~ easy peasy. 4 color print – light blue ground, chocolate brown dachshund, gold drop shadow on deep blue text. Overprint varnish give the color depth and gloss.  Available in the Kong Shop for $17.