02-16-2012 12:03 AM
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02-28-2012 12:38 PM
I have a question, forgive me if this was answered in here but 89 pages is a lot to read. I get the concept is everything excpet making the posters them selves, you some guys are saying draw them with a marker and then make copies, well how do some these come out perfect? do they generate them on the computer? or do they draw them then touch them up? i would like to come up with something and atleast touch it up on the computer so i can have consistancy and shit and then make mass copies. Also as ow the hell do you guys maked 10 foot poster? i read about how to get the paper but there is no way you guys are drawing all these with sharpies see where im getting at? I would like to mass produce about 3 different size poster a small one (maybe helf the size of a peice of paper) a bigger one about the size of standard paper and a big one about 6 foot tall and 4-5 feet wide. any suggestions?
02-28-2012 01:45 PM
you can make them all sorts of different ways, i use photoshop to make the posters and go to kinkos to print them out and adjust the sizes like you said. i havent ever put up one that was more than 5 feet tall yet as im still a novice and am learning how to get faster and more efficient when i go out. but i have some friends who are pretty legit at this and they all use photoshop or illustrator for making the print to their liking and perfection, then you can print them out at kinkos. if youre doing a huge print - 10' by 10' or so, sometimes youll have to print out the picture in 4 different sections, i havent done this but most likely someone here can give you some advice on that area. hope this helps
02-28-2012 01:53 PM
Great man that is exactly what i wanted to hear a step in the right direction. any one else with any tips or tricks please let me no!
02-29-2012 12:06 AM
if you have a picture that is too small to print massive you can make it into a vector using vector magic this jsut means when you nlow it up its not blury and shit you can also use a program called Rasterbator it makes the picture into 100s of little circles and then you can aslo use it to spilt the picture into like 20 bits of A4 and then you just paste the A4 together and you have a massive poster the biggest i have done was 1.5 meters by 2 meters took me like 5 mins to paste
02-29-2012 08:24 AM
Ok cool, ya i saw that rasterbator program yesterday ill have to look into it. Im going to play around with smaller wheat pastes for a bit I am just tryna gather as much into as possibly becuase I want them to be high quality and not look like shit and i want to be able to mass produce them in all sizes.
02-29-2012 01:26 PM
oh ya one other thing, say i got to kinkos... what paper to i ask them to print it on?
03-01-2012 01:46 AM
here in austraila the biggest printing shops will do is A0 and thats 1189 mm by 841 mm so thats pretty big if thats still not big enough you can paste 4 bits together and thats massive when i went it cost about 5 bucks for the print
03-01-2012 10:31 AM
03-06-2012 12:31 AM
Was interested in some of your guy's ways of stay inconspicious when you're out. Not saying a big 4 meter poster but just a few small foot or so ones, what would you keep you're small amount of paste in, and would you be satisfied with just a normal like 1 1/12" brush? and where am I keeping all this on me without looking like im obviously carrying shit..
03-07-2012 02:08 AM
i use a shoulder bag bought it form an opp shop for like 5 dollars its really godd for climbing becasue all my you can hold on with one hand and paste with the other i put about 1 litre of paste in a small container used for preserving foods you can also use honey containers just go to the supermarket and look arond you will find something and a brush 8 cm width i wear a hoodie and i dont bring anything valuable phone wallet .ect just incase i have to run away i can just leave everything. speed is stealth so the faster you can paste the better some stuff i did recently
Last edited by Killerbogan; 03-07-2012 at 11:44 PM.
03-07-2012 02:31 PM
THank man! Going out in a bit got a 12 page 8.5" x 11" poster going up somewhere. I'll HOPEFULLY get flicks..Im always leery about cameras at night..But I may just go at dusk..Its pretty secluded so i'm not to worried. Been in using stickers for years but i've always wanted to get into wheatpasting just never knew how to bring the shit but I mean it isn't fuckin rocket science. I just like to see other artists input.
Thanks again. Hopefully pics will be up tonight or tomorrroww.. Also printed another like 15 printer paper sized ones..
03-07-2012 02:44 PM
i just throw all my shit in a double bagged plastic shopping bag...like u get ur groceries in ... i mean in certain situations u would look wierd carrying in- ex.- if ur in a secluded aread at 3 in the morning with a shopping bag.... but if u do ur pastes in broad daylight on in any kind of urban area or area thats not completely dead at any hour of the night- u just look like ur carrying groceries or sumtin... nd a cop dont think twice about a kid with a plastic bag walking up the street... but a kid who got a black backpack on or a backpack at all for that mater- looks far more suspicious.. thats just my take on it ...sometimes i even throw my cans in a plastic bag when i go painting... just much more inconspicuous
Originally Posted by shark101
03-08-2012 04:57 AM
I'm not good at wheat pasting at all but I got a few tips for ya. If you are using the stander size paint brush the. Try to find a plastic container that will fit in your back pocket with a brush in it. Keep your shirt tucked over you brush when walking around. I use a 25 cigarette plastic container and usually keep it in my back or side leg pocket. For posters if your using standard size paper I sometimes just put them in a magazine. If your using real some ones keep em in a birthday card envelope.
03-08-2012 06:53 PM
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03-09-2012 12:37 AM
Printer ink Dosent bleed it fades over time though. i would get a container that is big enough so that your brush fits inside of it. What i do is i put all my stuff in a shoulder bag then i open up my paste contanier inside my bag and put my brush in it i go to the place i want to hit take my brush out of my bag paste the surface then i get the paper from my bag and stick it on then paste over it heres a picture