(Aight, so if this post doesn’t get mad likes and shares within the week, umma gonna be real disappointed. Just so you know.)
DUSTING PRINTS WITH DRY PIGMENTS
While I was in Berlin last week I ofc had to stop by Keystone Editions' wonderful shop in Neukölln. It's a really charming shop, their custom painted red takach press being the centerpiece, the atmosphere there is great, pulling off that mixture between efficient space with great setup and homely charisma, a kind of feeling of instant comfort that makes you want to be in the shop and work there, with double Tamarind master printer knowledge backing you up.
I met Sarah, Uli and Gabrielle, and Sarah gave us a tour of their recent editions, among others these two prints by Brigitte Waldach. The video just gives you a small glimpse into how the prints are made, they look absolutely stunning irl, the double layer dusting is great.
It’s those small things that make prints outstanding, a slightly different shiny texture of grass in the background adding so much to the image - on the print it looks so natural and great, in the shop this meant very dedicated collaborating printers going the extra mile (miles) and paying Lehrgeld*
Anyway, gogogo watch this video, unfortunately no printshop animals, just a great tutorial on how to dust your prints with dry pigments.
Keystone Editions sounds familiar? Loving BHP long time? Then this might ring a bell: snail time!