San Francisco’s MARS-1 and Electric Works have collaborated on a black-flocked, day-glo-inked poster of Infinite Tapestry.
This limited edition poster brings back the best of underground poster-making from 1970s. The rich velvety black is just that: virtually the whole print is covered in black flocking. Underneath that is a layer of UV-reactive fluorescent day-glo inks. Each 32″x25″ print is signed by MARS-1.
This is a limited-edition signed and numbered blacklight poster. The color background was applied with a process called “Split Fountain” in which all 5 colors are put on the screen and mixed into the gradient in one pull as the squeegee goes across the screen. Each pull mixes the inks a little differently so each print is unique. The fluorescent inks are UV reactive so the poster has one look in the daylight and totally different colors under blacklight.
That whole “split fountain” process sounds really rad. Maybe if I show up at Electric Works, they’ll give me a demo…The poster was printed in an edition of 140 (plus proofs), and it’s available for $85 now here.
Also: Check out this short video with Mars-1 and Doze Green: