Overprint is a printing technique where two or more inks are placed over the same area, which allows the ink colours to mix and create an additional hue. Creative artwork can be produced by overprinting a second image over an existing print using a different colour. Wherever the inks overlap, a third colour is produced according to the subtractive colour model. Typically the effect is produced manually using screenprinting techniques, but it can also be easily replicated in digital design software using the Multiply blending mode. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 25 stunning designs with colourful overprint effects that cleverly combine multiple artwork into one.

Main Street Constructivism by Steve Bullock

Main Street Constructivism by Steve Bullock

Piece De Resistance by Steve Bullock

Piece De Resistance by Steve Bullock

Walk the Moon New Orleans by CATHARSIS

Walk the Moon New Orleans by CATHARSIS

Hoan Gig Poster by Matt Fletcher

Hoan Gig Poster by Matt Fletcher

Those Who Drink Beer by Nate Azark

Those Who Drink Beer by Nate Azark

Congrats Cubs! by Forefathers

Congrats Cubs! by Forefathers

Festa Major de Sant Boi by Marc Pallas

Festa Major de Sant Boi by Marc Pallas

LIVE+EVIL by Jeanna Fourie

LIVE+EVIL by Jeanna Fourie

Letterpress 21st Birthday Card by Hannah Packard

Letterpress 21st Birthday Card by Hannah Packard

The Crook-Miller Co. by Sarah Rose Andrew

The Crook-Miller Co. by Sarah Rose Andrew

Made in Japan by Quintal Editions

Made in Japan by Quintal Editions

Kinetic Serigraphy Poster by Louis Verplancken

Kinetic Serigraphy Poster by Louis Verplancken

Debuts & Experiments Poster by Studio Kronk

Debuts & Experiments Poster by Studio Kronk

New Belgium Brewing by Helms Workshop

New Belgium Brewing by Helms Workshop

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by BB-KK

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by BB-KK

Fairy Tales by Paul Bunyan

Fairy Tales by Paul Bunyan

Monster Friends Sasquatch by Julian Baker

Monster Friends Sasquatch by Julian Baker

Dagger & Co by Chad Michael Studio

Dagger & Co by Chad Michael Studio

Mexico Screenprint by Studio Six

Mexico Screenprint by Studio Six

Shapes of Cities by Yoni Alter

Shapes of Cities by Yoni Alter

Rituals by The Hungry Workshop

Rituals by The Hungry Workshop

ALL Caps by Ryan Frease

ALL Caps by Ryan Frease

Austin Texas by gordtoast

Austin Texas by gordtoast

Marilyn Bubblegum Colorway by Brian Ewing

Marilyn Bubblegum Colorway by Brian Ewing

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