Wear it! CSA featured artist and design
About the artist.
About the design.
Carbondale local Katie Browne.
She is a textile artist and printmaker, specializing in block prints. Don’t miss the exclusive Omni Pouch with tool roll and zippered enclosure for all your goodies, designed, sewn and printed by the artist as an upgrade option.
About the design.
A hand carved block print, printed, scanned, printed, exposed, burnt, washed out, taped off, test printed, artfully placed on high quality blanks, screen printed, flashed, cured, and deeply loved.
Message from Katie
This is Katie Browne and I designed the items for this quarter’s Art Club. I’m very excited to be a part of this and would like to share a bit of the process.
The print began as a block print that I made using two of my hand-carved rubber blocks. We digitally scanned the image and burned a screen taking into consideration the placement of the print on the final products. I chose gray for the shirts because it’s my favorite color to wear, seems especially cozy for winter, and is a really nice mid-tone background color so the black and neon pink inks really pop. We found the comfiest, most heavy-weight crewneck sweatshirt for your upgrade option. I highly recommend it.
I’m most excited about the Omni-Pouch! It’s a great non-wearable but totally usable option. I designed the pouch to conveniently hold all the little things you might need such as art supplies, hand tools or it can be used a wallet. I’m very proud of this clever design! It evolved organically over the course of many brainstorming sessions with Reina. I’ve always been super interested in screen printing and have really enjoyed this whole process. I hope you enjoy my designs and thanks for supporting the arts!