School Street Posters is a design and screen printing studio in Chicago created by Eric Strand in 2014. Strand created the Normal, Illinois poster for his home office after graduating from Illinois State University in 2005. As time passed, friends saw the print and began asking for maps of their college towns. In September 2014

99% of our work is screen printed by hand in our shop. Screen printing is a very old and very laborious printing technique. An artist uses a rubber squeegee and a stencil on a silkscreen to pull a layer of ink onto the paper. Unlike a poster made by a digital printer, the ink sits on top of the paper, so that the print is slightly 3-dimensional. You can feel the ink when you run your hand over the print and it creates a beautiful contrast between the textured fibers of the paper and the ink.

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