Fatherless is a collaborative print posse from Rockford, IL. What began as an impromptu screen print session on discarded letterpress proofs has evolved into a body of work now recognized around the world for it’s unique, self-coined “Visual Mixtape of Creative Shenagination”.
The work from Fatherless aims to mirror the chaotic and detached sense that is communicated in our current consumer driven social climate. A good portion of Fatherless imagery is recontextualized from our current throw away culture to create a finished piece. Keep Left references not only the geographical location of their hometown, but also, the groups’ firm belief to keep left on the political spectrum.
Each Fatherless piece is created by 5 artists: Jarrod Hennis, Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, Dave Menard, and Ben Rider. Although there is a sense of recurring iconography throughout their body of work, the result of 5 artists working on each piece insures that no two “prints” will ever
turn out the same.