Combine two artistic guys with a common passion for music and design mixed in with a desire to merge their once garage/basement businesses into a joint printing company and you’ll get Danger Press. Located in Atlanta, this screen printing company can do just about anything! From tees (Alternative none the less) to posters or glass to wood, the talented team led by Ed Jewell and J. Gilman produce fantastic results.
Introduced to each other by a mutual friend in the music business, Ed and J. officially opened up Danger Press in November of 2004. Deciding to specialize in the entertainment industry would pretty much be a no-brainer for them considering their backgrounds. Ed had once worked professionally in the entertainment industry for music labels and had gradually become interested in fashion and the visual arts. Though he is not formally trained, Ed says he “learns by making mistakes and by absorbing/osmosis.”
Which he most likely absorbs from his business partner, J. who trained in graphic design and has been creating art almost all of this life. He is also trained in Jiu-jitsu because he finds martial arts just as important as excelling in the visual arts.
A very cool aspect of Danger Press is their live printing experience. Over the past few years, the trend has become increasingly more popular amongst printers who are gradually figuring out how to make mobile print shops. Ed says with their team and their mobile shop, Danger Press can output 250 shirts an hour. That’s really impressive! The group’s most recent live printing event was in May at Bonnaroo Music Festival.
In the near future, make sure to check out Danger Press’s updated web store and upcoming collaborations with local and international illustrators.
x Eleni Snider
Photos by Mike Devine