Limited Edition Screen Print Posters + Tees

Joslyn Art Museum, in partnership with Ink Tank Merch, has commissioned three local artists with existing ties to the Museum to create designs inspired by In Living Color for screen printing on posters and t-shirts. Phil Hawkins, Joshua Norton, and Kim Reid Kuhn each selected an artist/work in the exhibition to play off of as they created an original work reflecting their own artistic style. Posters and t-shirts will be printed in limited editions at Ink Tank Merch and will be available for purchase in Joslyn’s Hitchcock Museum Shop (shirts $20, posters $15).

Ink Tank Merch is a subsidiary of Saddle Creek Records and is located in Omaha. Ink Tank is a tour merchandise provider as well as full service screen printer. During the exhibition, the artists at Ink Tank will be engaged in collaborations with students in Joslyn’s art classes.

PHIL HAWKINS resides and was born in Omaha. He studied graphic design at Metro Community College and earned his Bachelor’s degree in arts management from Bellevue University. Phil’s current works involves drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and digital print making. He creates large-scale installations that relate personal space to the environment. Phil is a current artist mentor for the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program and is a Joslyn art class teacher. He is teaching Basic Screen Printing for teens and adults this fall. His design (right) is inspired by Josef Albers.

JOSHUA NORTON moved to Omaha from Minneapolis in August 2013 and is the Facilities Coordinator at The Union for Contemporary Art. He is an internationally exhibiting printmaking artist with a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His woodcuts and screen prints have been featured on national television, book covers, posters, magazines, and more. Prior to working for the Union, Josh taught printmaking and drawing courses at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Josh is a Joslyn art class teacher. His design (right) is inspired by Andy Warhol.