Heavy Gel is an LA-based collective art & design print studio that has at times also functioned as a gallery, music venue, small press, performance space, writers room, circuit bending lab, and generally speaking an open creative space.
Founded by Jayes Caitlin in 2012 in a Chicago loft space, the project followed her to California; where the studio continues to produce print projects in it’s bold, experimental, graphic collage aesthetic, while bringing a DIY community space that one might more closely associate with the art scene in Chicago than LA.
A studio view of the flat file/exposure unit.
Printing action shot.
I wasn’t kidding about the circuit bending, Jayes is an accomplished musician and her studio is very much organized as a multi-disciplinary creative space.
Highly organized for a DIY space.
Heavy Gel pop-up style.
Examples of Heavy Gel’s commercial (above) and creative work (below).
We look forward to seeing what Heavy Gel is up to next!