This week I’ve been busy with stamps and linoleum cuts. It was my first attempt at a lino-cut and it came out pretty damn good. I did a postcard size one to start (4×6) and printed it on card stock paper and stickers. The one I rolled gold ink down and then printed black on top and they came out good also. The thing I was really digging about this is all of the imperfections that happen. They really make every print different and unique. Holding one of these in your hand is great too because you can really appreciate the hand made quality of them. You can see and feel the layers of ink and textures which I think makes it a lot nicer than anything a expensive digital printer can spit out.
The same goes for the custom rubber stamp I got this week. Even though a big expensive digital machine did make the stamp when you apply the ink to the paper you get similar results as the lino-cut. Depending on how much ink you apply, how hard you push, which surface you stamp all makes the final result different and unique. Also, the detail that can be achieved with the rubber stamp is far better than the lino cut. There are some things computers can do better than peoples brains and hands and this is one of them.
You can get some of these prints by ordering a shirt. I’ll stuff a few in there along with stickers, pins, and zines. A lot of free stuff to give away and you only get those extras when you order through this site. Here are some more pictures. Click to view larger.