moar scissors

I Love the aesthetics of linoprints.

In between all of the usual end-of-year chaos, a dear friend invited me to play with her printing press. We made a few things, and in the end I finally managed to print the linoleum plate I cut as a test when trying out the newest laser cutter.

Turns out that the prints I wanted to make were too complicated for water based paints, so now I have oil based ones (jay for black fingers and mineral spirits ;). When looking at my black fingers, I keep being reminded of my print workshop teacher from art school – When anyone was annoyed with their paint-stained hands, he would always smirk and say “Na, es heißt ja die schwarze Kunst” (Well printing is black art after all).

Posted in Printing 15.12.2016

this week so far


Finally, almost 10 years after the initial idea the zombies were printed.


This is what I showed up at my door 2 days after mentioning to my father that I didn’t have the right tools to loosen a stubborn nut on my bike …


Today, we made jam. The pretty translucent red one is chili jelly, the orange one is pumpkin jam with pear and lots of ginger.


Preparing gum arabic for the jam labels.

Posted in DIY, Printing 06.11.2014

finally: zombies

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Posted in DIY, Printing 21.08.2014

and even more scissors!


So I printed scissors on things again. This time: screen printing.


This is the picture I used to make the template for the screen.

Posted in Printing 27.01.2014

i do have a lot of pin-back monsters now


Aren’t they great? The cephalopods and zombies are screen printed on different fabrics. The printing for each design needed two passes – one for the outlines, and one for the colouring.

Special thanks go to Alex, who basically provided all the features an additional human body has to offer when working on a project like this one … Especially having two extra hands to use turned out to be rather useful ;)

And he got us the fancy badge maker we used.


As I’m all about figuring out how things really work, what made me happy was that I finally managed to prepare a screen for screen printing that can actually be used (I just flooded the dark room one and a half times in the process -.-).

Also, This is the first time I printed on fabric with more than one colour, which is exiting as well.



Posted in DIY, Life, Printing 24.12.2013

zombies and tentacles






Posted in Printing 18.12.2013

finally, there’s zombies


printing colourful zombie-bellies at 5 am …


Posted in Life, Printing 16.12.2013