This poster was inspired by a dark park we visited last summer located in Northern Michigan. The park had nice paved paths leading to a beach area that overlooked Lake Michigan. It was amazing.
Arsenal Handicraft is a husband and wife illustration / screen printing studio in Michigan. We design and print all of our posters out of our home studio.
With each print we do, we try to push ourselves printmaking-wise. We were happy we were able to achieve a good amount of depth with this print using only two colors. Typically, we'd need four or so colors for a print like this.
We often ride through parks and trails. Nature is a huge inspiration to our creative process. Biking is a great way to explore the trails throughout Michigan.
I think people are surprised to learn that neither of us attended art school. We're almost entirely self taught illustrators and printmakers.
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