Meet the Squad: Q&A with Our In-House Printmakers
Posted on 04 February 2016 by Brian Fox
I don't know if it's obvious to you guys or not but we just kind of wing it with most things around here. Don't get me wrong—we still handcraft every last order—but our overall strategy is basically "just make awesome screen prints and then figure out the rest".
But seriously, thanks to all of your support, month in and month out, we've gotten to step up our game big time this year! To facilitate our game-stepping-uppedness we needed to grow our art team! Kaitlyn, Ben, and—the returning champ—Jordan are the names! The other day I got to spend some time with this trio of artists, to give you all an idea of their personalities:
For screen printing, squeegee push/pull?
Jordan - Pull, wait no. Push. Depends.
Kaitlyn - Pull
Ben - Pull?
Dogs or Cats?
Jordan - Dogs
Kaitlyn - Dogs
Ben - Dogs
DC or Marvel?
Jordan - DC
Kaitlyn - Marvel
Ben - What?
Star Wars or Harry Potter?
Jordan - Star Wars
Kaitlyn - HARRY POTTER!
Ben - Star Wars
If you were somehow put into a Hunger Games (or similar dystopian, young adult literature series) situation would you—in your constant struggle for survival—in the end become that which you hated and feared most all along?
Jordan - Yes
Kaitlyn - I'd probably die triumphantly in the third act
Ben - ...
Favorite member of the Wu-Tang Clan?
Jordan - Jordan was technically disqualified for answering "Redman". Who, although accompanied Method Man on many tracks as well as appeared alongside him in 2001's cinema classic: How High?, is not actually a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Kaitlyn - Ol' Dirty Bastard
Ben - GZA
Currently watching/reading/listening to?
Jordan - Fargo (TV) The Wimps (Band)
Kaitlyn - Ishmael (Book) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Graphic Novel)
Ben - Dr. Strangelove (Book)
Would you rather have immortal life or a pocket-sized Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, loyal only to you?
Jordan - Mini-Rock
Kaitlyn - Mini-Rock
Ben - Outlive Jordan and Kaitlyn, then steal both of their The Rocks after they're dead.
Most visited website?
Jordan - NPR
Kaitlyn - Instagram
Ben - Reddit
If you were an online personality quiz, which one would you be?
Jordan - "Which Breakfast Food are you?"
Kaitlyn - "Which Member of One Direction are you?"
Ben - "Which Member of the Wu-Tang Clan are you?"
Congratulations! By reading this, you are officially in the squad now too! That's right, you now have an extra set of three friends who will have your back in a fight, no matter how wrong you are. Like, even if you're yelling in some guy's face about how Maladroit is the best Weezer album and then you sucker punch him, the squad will contractually have to ride on that fool with you!
So now that you are all basically childhood best friends with our art team, I hope you'll enjoy a deeper connection with our screen prints as they hang on your walls!