Explanation: Overprinting

February 15th, 2011 by Dan Nadel

Overprinting: Literally printing multiple sets of images on top of one another by running a printed sheet back through a printer. Visual equivalent of running guitar through echo chamber. Simultaneously dissonant and beautiful. Classic psychedelic technique.

East Totem West, 1968

East Totem West, 1969

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  1. Endlessmug says:

    Love the richness of color / texture here. Interesting… like a visual feedback but on print!

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