Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Poster Art on Display at Progress

All through the month of April at Progress Coffee on East 5th you can check out the poster art printed and designed at Under Pressure.

This collection includes 2 years of badass limited run gig posters printed for a wide assortment of nationally recognized bands, including The National, Of Montreal, Built To Spill, Best Coast, Kool Keith and many more.

All 24 displayed prints are also for sale online here and at our shop if you find something that scratches favorite show of 2010 itch. Designers include owners Sam Ladach-Bark and Michael Funchs in additional to local artists Johnny Dimas, Eric Benton, and Jonathan Hubbell.
We will also be planning a 2 year anniversary party at Progress on August 29th with drinks, music, art and all the other free accoutrements that gets people to go places. We'll keep you posted on details. In the mean time Thanks Austin for 2 amazing years in business!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

July Workshops

Our new schedule for workshops in July is here. In addition to our beginner class, we are also offering a multi-color printing class for those who already have a grasp of printing and thirst for more knowledge. Call us today at 512-445-3488 to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Work Shop Dates

Under Pressure Screen Printing has lived through SXSW and now we are back in full swing with workshops for the month of April and May. Details follow......

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Workshops for Januray and February

The schedule is out for our January and February workshops. We have two beginner classes offered each month. They are a great crash course for anyone who is interested in knowing more about screen printing. We are also offering a new class designed help out people who want to start a bulk screenprinting project but are unsure how to get the ball rolling.

All of our workshops can also be purchased as a gift for the holidays and recipients can pick the class that fits their schedule. Click on the image to view descriptions and dates for these workshops. All classes can be registered for in person at the shop or over the phone.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kittens for Best Coast

We recently made friends with the indie group Best Coast during Fun Fun Fun Fest. Courtesy of our newest intern Jonathan Hubbell and his girlfriend's Mom we made contact and showed them some designs for a Fun Fun Fun Fest screenprinted gig poster. In case you are unfamiliar, their sweet indie pop styling emerged earlier this year with debut release "Crazy For You". They have since been hitting the road hard and were one of the featured bands at this year's FFF Fest.

The poster design, a collaboration of Jonathan and owner Sam, features two creepy kittens who apparently have eyes for no one other than Best Coast. If you missed the merch table after the show you can buy one at our etsy shop here.

The lead singer Bethany is certainly keen on felines and our creepy kitten design had her smitten, so much so that they wanted the same design on some shirts. We ran off a small run for Holiday sales and will be doing a much larger quantity for their upcoming 2011 tour with Wavves. I'm sure they will be passing through Austin early next year, so if you like what you see be sure to check them out when they pass through to snag one of these little kitties.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Built to Spill Epic two night show in Austin, complete with badass Poster

The first night of Built to Spill's rollicking indie stomp through Austin is behind us. It was a fantastic display of Martsch and company's ability to rock like the day the released "There's Nothing Wrong with Love" almost 2 decades ago. The 2 hour set was packed with old and new favorites including Carry the Zero off "Keep it Like a Secret", which this 3-time BTS audience member has never heard performed live. It was as just as bittersweet as the day I heard it in 1999.

Their set lasted well into 1am and included a two song solo set off Martsch independent release "Now you Know". Rounding out the evening was a 3 song encore utilizing the seemingly endless sonic guitar frenzy that is
Conventional Wisdom to say farewell on night one. And to top it off our shop designed and silkscreened a limited edition print to commemorate this two-night Emo's event. There was 109 printed, so grab one while they last. Each print is signed and numbered by the designer. Come for the music, leave with a badass limited edition print.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Workshops for October /November

Workshops are back again. These will be the last workshops we offer this year. Get down your basics of printing by taking our start to finish workshop. We will take you through start to finish of printing and show you all you need to start printing.

We our offering a new 3-D workshop that will show you how to turn prints into 3-D. This class will also show case color toning with one color and how to overlay colors in order to get more out of printing with less time. We will also show you how make and print glow in the dark ink. This class is all about experimenting, so give us a call to sign you up today.