Work/Art/Projects created by Chad Silver & a constellation of collaborators.

Love is lame Booth At NYNOW

Posted: August 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Exhibition Graphics, loveislame, process, Uncategorized, wall graphics, woodwork | Tags: , , | Comments Off

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When I’m not working for museums, galleries or renowned cultural institutions  I run loveislame.com Here are a few pics of our booth at the NYNOW show.


Red Bull Music Academy – NYC

Posted: July 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, Exhibition Graphics, process, screen printing, Uncategorized, video, wall graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

We recently had the pleasure of working with Red Bull ,  Jeffrey Inaba & MTWTF on the RBMA. You can see some of the work my team and I created here, such as the  metallic silver, textured walls in the auditorium, vertical screen printing on the massive sound proof metal doors & various other visual & wayfinding elements throughout the 4 floor space.

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From the New Desk

Posted: June 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CNC routing, design, Exhibition Graphics, print, process, screen printing, woodwork | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

I go by ”From The Desk of Chad Silver” so its seems fitting I have a desk worthy of the name. When I moved studios recently I took the opportunity to build a new desk.  The desk top is wood painted over wood and the base was constructed using left over scraps from the CNC router.


CNC cut Walnut coasters with custom screen printing

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CNC routing, print, process, screen printing, Uncategorized, woodwork | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Here are some CNC cut Walnut Save the Dates with custom screen printing recently completed.  First sealed with a hand rubbed poly urethane finish, then screen printed and finished again with a final hand rubbed coat of Butchers wax. #artisanal coasters!


Edgar Bar, Mayflower Hotel Wash. DC

Posted: February 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, print, process, screen printing, Uncategorized, wall graphics | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

AvroKo asked us to create some aged “parchment” survey notes for the Edgar Bar at the Mayflower hotel in DC. Above: treating stretched canvas panels with paper fiber based coating, applying techniques to age the panels and screen printing various Victorian era texts.


Double Portrait: Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Posted: December 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: design, Exhibition Graphics, MoMA, print, process, screen printing, Uncategorized, wall graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
14 foot painted and screen printed exhibition graphics

14 foot painted and screen printed exhibition graphics

Recent Exhibition Graphics designed by Pentagram and installed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Double Portrait Exhibition.  One 14′  A by Paula Scher and the other by Seymour Chwast, both applied using paint mask technique.  Vertically screen printed texts were also applied directly to walls.


Laser Etched Iphone cases

Posted: November 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: design, print, process | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

I was recently asked to monogram some Iphone cases.  After samples and test using sandblast etching & screen printing we decide to go with laser etching. Phew-Phew!


The lobby wall at Lincoln Center Theater 3

Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: design, Exhibition Graphics, process, screen printing, video, wall graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

I recently had the pleasure of working with designers MTWTF  producing a large scale graphic mural for Lincoln Center Theater. The large graphic mural sits behind the lobby bar and serves as a subtle back drop for Kiki Smiths hanging sculpture. The mural was completed using two identical paint colors in different sheens.  The result is a subtle shifting background which changes depending on the viewers position. The mural is visible from two different floors and can also be seen from the out-door observation deck.

Below: Creating tests and samples in the studio, installation & process shots

A Time-lapse video showing progress using the paint mask technique.


Screen Printing Tote Bags -Timelapse

Posted: August 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: print, process, Screen printed bags, screen printing, Uncategorized, video | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off


Here’s a time-lapse of me printing White on Black canvas tote bags. Only around 4000 more to go.


Ecstatic Alphabets…

Posted: May 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: design, Exhibition Graphics, MoMA, print, process, screen printing, wall graphics | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off
Heaps of LanguageChad Silver Exhibition Graphics

Ecstatic Alphabets Text

Some process pics of a recent installation of screen printed exhibition graphics at the MoMA in New York.  After all the printing is complete we go in with small brushes and touch-up any white dots from a rough wall surface. We must of had hundreds of people watching us print on this job.  The Acrylic letters where laser cut and adhered  to the wall.  We’ll be able to cut 3D text once the CNC router gets going.