The form of art is called Serigraphy and it's basically a type of print making that uses wooden forms canvased in silk and layers of ink and.... lots of patience. I have an example of the process here from the National Gallery of Canada.
Here are some examples of Serigraphy from a master of the art, the graphic design duo: Two Arms Inc.:
While we are on the subject of TWO...I would also love to show you a little branding excellence by HyperBrand for the firm TWO, aka The Wild Office, a custom innovation office in Mexico. (Please don't ask what custom innovation is...no idea, but gosh, look at their office, it's so fun.)
I always wondered where the Wild things are, and apparently they're in Mexico.