Educate yourself on the bodies natural pressure points through this gorgeously delicate screen print by award winning illustrator, designer, filmmaker, and Street Anatomy team member, Heather Tompkins. The anatomical illustration seems to float upward in the expanse of blue paper as the small descriptive words draw you in closer.

Available for $40 at the Street Anatomy store. [Update] Only 6 left!

Pressure screenprint by Heather Tompkins

30"x22" 6 color screen print by Heather Tompkins

Pressure screenprint detail by Heather Tompkins

30"x22" 6 color screen print detail by Heather Tompkins

Pressure screenprint detail by Heather Tompkins

'Pressure' head detail

Pressure screenprint detail by Heather Tompkins

'Pressure' anatomy detail

Pressure screenprint detail by Heather Tompkins

'Pressure' type detail

 

Pressure screenprint detail by Heather Tompkins

'Pressure' type detail

Pressure screenprint signed and numbered by Heather Tompkins

'Pressure' signed and numbered by Heather Tompkins

  • 30″x22″ 6 color screen print, 2011
  • Printed on light blue Magnani Pescia, mouldmade in Italy from 100% cotton with two natural deckles and two tear deckles
  • Limited edition of 10 prints, numbered and signed by the artist

All of the separations, including the type, were hand drawn in ink on large sheets of clear Dura-lar. Absolutely no digital separations or images were used in the process. All illustrations and all aspects of the printing process were done by Heather, the hand written type was done by Colleen Stockmann (who has exceptional penmanship). It can also be noted that Colleen also did all the hand written type for our other collaborative effort, Of These Bones and Branches, that was featured in the first Street Anatomy show.

Inspiration and text courtesy of The People’s Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English; or, Medicine Simplified by R.V Pierce, MD. circa 1918.

Heather says of the inspiration for the piece:

The book is filled with old school medical advise mixed with testimonials about how awesome Pierce’s Invalid’s Hotel and Surgical Institute that he established is. It’s basically a big ad for his hospital/hotel, it’s pretty entertaining/interesting and has some fascinating descriptions and old etchings in it. It reminds me of the bizzar things we saw at the Museum of surgical science where SA was. I got together with some anatomy loving friends over drinks one night and we decided that together we would make old medical inspired artwork. I think our next project will be to illustrate the portraits of doctors who have had fancy sounding procedures named after them. There are bound to some epic muttonchops and mustaches involved.
This is an extremely high quality print with tremendous attention to detail created by our own Heather Tompkins.