House Hippo Art Print | Midnight Oil Printing

It's night time, in a kitchen just like yours, all is quiet... or is it? Everyone remembers the Canadian classic: the House Hippo. Maybe you even believed it was real for an embarrassingly long time. Well now you can own a screen printed scientific diagram of the North American House Hippo and keep on believing!
- 20"x16"

- 3 colour screen print
- Printed on 100lb Cougar natural coverstock.


About Screen Printing

Screen printing is a technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a paper, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the paper momentarily,  causing the ink to wet the paper and be pulled out of the openings in the mesh as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multi-coloured image or design.


Made in Halifax, Nova Scotia 

House Hippo Art Print | Midnight Oil Printing

SKU: 4307
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  • Alex MacAskill opened Midnight Oil Print and Design House in 2017, and is located in the heart of Halifax's North End community. Midnight Oil offers a wide range of graphic design and illustration services, letterpress, giclée, and screen printing. "Print and design are artforms after all, and when treated and embraced as such the results are nothing short of art."


    Alex started printing and designing 10 years ago they way many printers get started, creating posters and shirts for his grade school band. The interest developed from there, and he went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.