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SOLE

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Posters, Prints on February 29, 2016 by malleus

Sole is the italian word for Sun.
Sun is the power source of our lives, it’s what we need to feel alive, to feel good, to give birth to our energy and create.
And Sole is the name we gave to a new project representing for us a new approach to poster art.
After years of silkscreening, we decided it was time to experiment something different, for giving a new value to what we do.
We needed to see our prints pop out of paper, becoming something we can’t name simply a “poster”, to give the work we do a new strength.
Sole is our first gilded silkscreen.
“SOLE” is a limited edition art print taken from the original gigposter we did for our  friends Orange Factory.
Originally created for a gig of Mugstar in Belgium we worked out a regular version handpulled silkscreen of 40 copies and a variant version of only 15 copies using gold metal leaf gilding process.
Here below You can see the regular version, it’s a 4 colors on red paper.
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Then we printed 15 copies on a darker red paper and we used gold metal leaf on them.
It’s been a very long process, every poster has been totally handmade, so we had to glue them with a small brush and put the foils on them and so on…
As You can see in the video here below.

 

And here are some pics.
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Both versions will be on sale on our store on the 2nd of march.
Hope You’ll like this new malleusdelic step!

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GEMMA

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Posters, Prints with tags , , , on February 10, 2016 by malleus

Finally we’re back on the blog.
I always promise to keep it alive, to write more and blah blah blah… but then time is tyrant and we forget to post everything we do (well… not everything, let’s say… the things we’re working at…) for weeks…
But today, thanks to the sun shining and enlightening our minds… we’re here writing.
Ok, maybe it’d be better to take advantage of this wonderful weather for taking a walk, but we’re lazy guys…
Anyway.
Back in September 2015, we did a poster for Faith No More’s show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, USA, released through Secret Serpents.
We worked on three different runs and variants and they were printed in the USA by Monolith Press.
We’ve been holding some AP copies and now we are happy to tell you we’ve also handprinted two Art prints at Malleus studio, with our inks and papers.
We could not resist to create an artwork without printing it ourselves!
Named “Gemma”, there’s a run of 40 pieces on italian cream paper and then anothe run of only 25 pieces on gold sparkling paper.
Both prints are 6 colors handprinted silkscreens.

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They’ll be available on our store from February 11th.
Grab them!!!
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Psychic TV

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Posters, Prints with tags , on December 3, 2015 by malleus

The last days have been pretty peculiar.
We gave a lesson in a secondary school, we discussed about poster art and we talked about our experience.
It’s been pretty amusing and it’s been cool to see how these young kids were interested in the process of silkscreening and in the posters themselves.
In the meantime we’ve designed and printed a poster for the Psychic TV show tomorrow in Milano.
Pretty excited about it, looking forward to see them live.
Even if it’s a very “light” image, we used 6 screens for 7 colors.
The posters are printed on clay raw paper and there’s also a very limited edition art print on iridescent light green paper.
We’re gonna number them tomorrow, but the run will be about 120 pieces for the regular edition and 20 for the Art print.

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First color has been white.
Then we worked on a iridescent light blu shading into a darker one.
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We kept the pencil design and we used a cyan color to put it on paper

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To give the idea of the water, and of its depth.
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The second to last colour has been a dark red, and it’s been used for the outline of the print.

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And last one a transparent white on top of everything.

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Here below You can see the final print.

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And this is a detail of the Art print.
We used a gold iridescent ink instead of the white and the paper is outstanding!IMG_3357

It’s very difficult to give You and idea using pics, sorry…

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Here above You can see the Art print.
The poster will be available tomorrow during the show and then, from friday, on our webstore.
See You tomorrow!

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Animae

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Prints with tags on August 16, 2015 by malleus

Animae is a latin word meaning “souls”.
But it’s also our new art print, a very limited edition silkscreen (all hand printed) of only 60 pieces we’ve just finished to put on paper.
A cream italian paper on which we’ve printed 6 colors, metallic and iridescent inks.
The image was originally realized years ago for the cover of an italian fanzine called Vincebus Eruptum.
And we’ve always loved this image, so we decided to give it more glory with this numbered and signed silkscreen.

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Well, to be honest there are 8 colors on this print, considering we worked on 2 shades.

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Animae will be on sale on our webstore this Tuesday August 18th.

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Listening to the new White Hills album “Walks for motorists”.
It’s a very cool album.

AJNA

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Posters, Prints with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2015 by malleus

Today we’re talking about the third eye.
We showed You the brand new print we’ve realized for the show of Monster magnet in Germany next week.
And now we’re ready to go and present You AJNA, the art print we worked out on metallic paper, with fluo, metallic and iridescent inks, taken from the Monster Magnet design.
Are You ready?
It’s called Ajna, that is the name of the sixth chakra (the third eye).
It’s on silver metallic paper and it’s a very limited edition of 42 pieces.
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We printed a gold ink, then a fluorescent red and finally an iridescent metallic gold ink.

 

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As You can see the image really pop out of the paper!

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And here below You can see the regular Monster Magnet print and the Ajna one.

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Both prints will be on sale on the 4th of February on our webstore.
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Watched R100.
Crazy movie!

Solstice

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Events, Posters, Prints with tags , , on December 18, 2014 by malleus

It’s almost winter.
And the end of the year is getting closer.
All of a sudden will be 15 years ahead to 2k.
I remember when it was going to turn from 1999 to 2000… there was this fear of the millenium bug… all the computer had to shut down, we were supposed to enter a second middle age… well, not for the computers maybe, but it happened.
Anyway, sunday will be the first day of winter, we’ll move from the darkness to the light.
Days will start in getting longer and this is a good thing.
But, like every year, when we get close to the end of the year, I start in thinking about what we’ve done in these 12 months.
We did a lot in this 2014 and I’m happy about everything.
So, we want to celebrate with a last print.
It’s an art print and it’ll be released on sunday the 21st.
Obviously it’s called “Solstice”.
It’s a very limited edition of 77 copies and it’s a 9 colors plus glittered ink on very heavy black paper.
Let’s go and see it!

We started with 2 colours at a time, with a shade from a browny purple to a light violet, both metallic inks.

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Then we moved on with a brown and then a gold ink.

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As You can see there’s a door, a very heavy wooden one.
And the 5th ink has been a metallic one again, a light blue silver.
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The sixth and seventh colors came into a shade again.
And now You can see there’s the shape of a woman outside the door.

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Eight color is a black, to define the details of the wooden door.

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And then the nineth color is a white ink.
Snow, a lot of snow, like there’s a storm, the wind opens the door and outside a woman is staring at us.07

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Then we added more power to this iconic print with some incredible glittered ink.
It’s very difficult to make it appear in a photo, it’s a translucent ink, shading from white to silver to green and blu.

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And this is SOLSTICE, the final print of this 2014.

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Hope You’ll like it.
It’ll be on sale this sunday, on our westore.
Have a great Winter Solstice!

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Watched “The Strain”.
Cool Tv serie by Guillermo del Toro

MONO

Posted in **News**, Art Prints, Music, Posters, Prints with tags , , , on November 19, 2014 by malleus

Mono are a very cool japanese band.
They are touring Europe and they asked us to realize their official tour poster.
And it’s been a pleasure, our collaboration lasts since a few years.
Their last album is called “Rays of Darkness” and “The Last Dawn” (it’s an album in 2 parts)
We started from there and our imagination lead us to the vision of a woman cut through by sun rays.
We wanted something very iconic, simple but at the same time very detailed.
We used a green raw paper and we printed a double shade of colors.
The screens used are three but the colors are actually 5.

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First we worked on 2 yellow inks, a lighter one fading into a darker one.

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Then we printed and orange going to red.
We wanted to give the idea of the light as much as possible.

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Third color, for details and inscriptions, has been a black ink.

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And here below You can see the result.

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We realized 333 copies of this print.
300 are on tour with Mono and You can grab them during one of their shows in Europe.
Check here for the tour dates.

Then we realized a very limited art print called “Shine”.
It’s on a gold metallic paper and it’s 45 copies only.

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No inscriptions on this one and a few differences from the regular edition.
Posters will be on sale on our webstore this friday.
So… stay tuned!
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The 15 second music video of Mono by director Koji Morimoto (Akira and more)

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