Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) worked with Ken Tyler at both his west and east coast workshops, beginning at Gemini GEL in 1969. The artist developed an original aesthetic during the early 1960s that paradoxically highlighted industrial printing methods derived from his sources of inspiration—the subject matter of popular culture.

Paintings and prints were rendered to achieve a mass–produced look using the Ben Day dot system—named after the American illustrator Benjamin Day. This is a system where coloured dots on a white background give the appearance of a half tone.
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