Inside Titus Andronicus bassist Ian Graetzer's screenprinting workplace, Kingsland Printing

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“In these pictures you are seeing me working at Kingsland Printing, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Kingslandprinting.com). The space is not mine—it belongs to Sara Gates, who is the owner of Kingsland Printing.“My position is screen printer/manual printer. I occasionally will do some layout work, but mostly I am responsible for printing the images on the garment and or paper.”

“In the second and third pictures of the slideshow I am working on fabric with repeat patterns for a designer line called Dusen Dusen. In the other two pictures I am making Titus Andronicus shirts for our upcoming tour.”

“The purple and blue screens are for a clients sample's for their new clothing line.”

“When I was younger I always wanted to learn how to do [screen printing], but did not really know where I would get the experience. Happily, when I started college in New York, I met Sara Gates through Troubleman Unlimited, which was a record label I used to intern/work for, and learned everything from her. The thing I love about my job is that I just get to hang out with my friends all day, as well as getting to use the studio as my personal playground/office to work on projects.”

“Luckily, the owner is one of my best friends so she hooks me up with work when I am home and does not mind when I leave [on tour]. I guess I hope she does not find a replacement for me when I am away.”


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