It’s no secret that we love Hero Design. They’re slick, they’re funky, they’re internationally known, and they’re ours.
A fixture in the Buffalo music and design scene in short order, Hero’s limited edition silk screened poster and design work for bands and special events has appeared in Spin, Print and How magazines. They were also featured in the book, Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, alongside the most renowned practitioners of this art form, which has enjoyed a national renaissance in the last few years.
Pulled to the Limit at the Western New York Book Arts Center’s gallery will feature the most comprehensive exhibit of Hero’s silkscreened works to date. Along with limited edition prints and posters, the exhibit will feature one-of-a-kind prints, experimental work and works-in-progress that will help explain the creative and production process.
Husband and wife team, Beth Manos and Mark Brickey, a screen printing, illustration and design duo, have created hundreds of hand printed posters and art prints since starting as Hero in 2003, expanding their presence via their Allentown studio/shop.
An artists’ reception will be held mid-Exhibit on Friday, January 29, 2010 for a meet and greet, a special live printing demonstration with a commemorative poster for the exhibit being made on the spot, refreshments and more.
Perhaps best of all, a Demo Day, free and open to the public, will be presented February 17th, from 6 to 8PM. It will guide participants through the specifics of how screen printing is done (free but pre-registration is required).
As a clue to the name of the show and background on silkscreen printing (also known as serigraphy), it is a method of print making in which the negative of an image is blocked out of a screen of fine mesh, and ink is pulled through the open areas of the mesh onto the printing surface.
Wednesday Jan 13 to Sat Feb 20, 2010
468 Washington St. at Mohawk
Buffalo NY 14203