Monday, January 30, 2012

Adam Hathorn AKA HonkeyKong Wu-Tang print!

My great buddy, Adam Hathorn just finished a new Wu-Tang inspired print with Two Rabbit studios. Here's what they have to say about:

Wu-Sciples on sale today at noon PST..

What better way to celebrate Wu-Tang’s 20 year anniversary than with the release of Wu-Sciples, a ten color print celebrating one of the rawest groups in music. This print has been a long time in the making for us at Two Rabbits. When we had the idea we knew only one person could illustrate it right, Adam Hathorn aka Honkey Kong. We were already major fans of Adams work. He has illustrated jobs for us, been a great host when we were in San Diego and he is one of the best tattoo artist we know. Adam is also Wu obsessed, like us. With that said here is Adam in his own words…

“So far as my memory takes me, my introduction to Wu Tang was when 36 chambers was released in 93. I had to wikipedia that, my memory is not that good. My friend Strobe Beats played me “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit” on a walk man, or some shit, in the cafeteria. The beat made me wanna punch people, much like the hard core and punk rock music that I was listening to at the time. I immediately got a copy, and it was on constant rotation. That was what got me back into hip hop music. Previously I was listening to alot of Public Enemy and alot of the native tongue stuff, Tribe Called Quest, LONS, De La etc. After that hip hop was getting boring. I was young and turned to hard core music, especially in Boston where it thrived at that time. When Wu came with that raw sound with production that was stripped down and unpolished, it was an easy step back in. Wu Tang has been a huge part of music in my life since. I’m sure there’s been few days since that have passed without me hearing Wu in some form. I tattoo all day, or draw all day, so there’s some form of music always playing, and there’s plenty on shuffle.

I was lucky enough to be asked by the guys at Two Rabbits Studios to create the “Wu-sciples” print. Their idea was solid out ofthe gate. Wu Tang last supper with Big Baby Jesus front and center. I said sign me up. The illustration took a bit to do since they’re artist deep, but nonetheless a fun project. Thanks for choosing me to do this print, see you Saturday for the show….. Wu Tang is FOREVER!” -Adam Hathorn
Wu-Sciples Art Print
Edition size 200
100c Old Green Speckltone by French Paper
10 Colors (white, silver, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, dark red, gold, yellow, orange, black)
Wu-Sciples Rock Poster
Edition size 23
100c Old Green Speckltone by French Paper
10 Colors (white, silver, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, dark red, gold, yellow, orange, black)

The print is going on sale Monday January 30th at noon PST.


1st layer is white. Screen is locked and loaded.

We thought the white was going to be one of the hardest layers to print because of the large ink are, but it went pretty smooth.

Silver layer.

Silver was a good base for some overlapping in the next layers. We believe in as much bling as possible.

Light brown was 3rd. The browns proved the hardest to mix. Getting the right shade took a while.

Here is Jerry printing the light brown.

Medium brown is layer 4.

Layer 5 the last of the browns.

Layer 6 dark red.

Racking the prints.

We wanted a really rich deep dark red.

Layer 8 Gold. Only Old Dirty himself gets the gold robe.

It wouldn’t be a Wu print without that yellow. Layer 8.

Here is Amy printing the yellow.

Layer 9 orange adding all the little highlights.

Layer 10 black key line.

Bringing it all together with layer 10.

More detail shots.

Black layer drying.
“Two rabbits printing Honkey Kong is already no joke but it got real real serious when the two come together for the Wu inspired ‘Gods at the last supper’! -Isaiah The Toothtaker "
Good Job homie! always stoked on what you got going on.

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