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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

finally: zombies

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Posted in DIY, Printing 21.08.2014

and even more scissors!

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

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

Posted in Printing 27.01.2014
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i do have a lot of pin-back monsters now

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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.

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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.

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MONSTERS! ZOMBIES! :D

Posted in DIY, Life, Printing 24.12.2013

zombies and tentacles

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Posted in Printing 18.12.2013

finally, there’s zombies

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printing colourful zombie-bellies at 5 am …

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Posted in Life, Printing 16.12.2013

neverending notebook

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This is one of those projects that take forever to get done because there are just so many little things required to finish it.

I vectorized some planes and ships in january. Of 2011. Then I wanted to make stamps out of them, but couldn’t find the right carving blocks anywhere. At some point, I made the notebook, but left the block without cover for a few months, because I didn’t have any fabric that felt just right and I had no plane stamps yet.

Somehow, a cover happened when I stumbled across that fun checkered print, but then I forgot about the notebook for another year.

Last month I found the now-acquired-and-already-forgotten carving blocks in my printing box and made a few plane stamps – And yesterday I finished the book.

I love how well the dark teal of the end paper goes with the muted orange. And I really like the little pop of colour the page marker adds.

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