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What is a screenprint?

Most of our products are screenprinted by hand, but maybe you wonder how it works…..

A screen print (or silk-screen) is a print where the ink is forced through a mesh (screen) using a rubber squeegee. Jollygoodfellow usually start with one or more photographs which is adjusted and rasterized in the computer. Sometimes with some added hand-drawing. The image is transferred to a transparent film and exposed on a screen which is prepared with photo emulsion. And when the screen is rinsed and dry it’s time to start printing in the jollygoodfellow garage printshop!


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Printing one of the posters for Världsmästarcykeln XL.

By |2020-04-17T11:17:25+02:00June 24th, 2016|process|Comments Off on What is a screenprint?




We have thought about printing drums for a long time. In the beginning the idea was to make a print of a drum kit set up ready to play. And we were looking for a drummer with the right attitude and the perfect drums. But after a while we just took our own drums and started to try out. For us the best way was to put them in a pile and we were really exited!

After some calls we got access to a rehearsal hall with a huge collection of vintage drums. We looked and picked drums from the shelves like kids in a toy store. But then we fell in love with this little kit standing by the entrance.


A tower of vintage drums in a variety of brands (which you can see on the drum lugs if you are a drum nerd like us).

By |2020-04-17T11:17:25+02:00April 27th, 2016|ON WALL, process|Comments Off on Batterie



The freedom to roam, or everyman’s right (Allemansrätten)  is the general public’s right to access certain public or privately owned land for recreation and exercise. The right is sometimes called the right of public access to the wilderness or the right to roam. (Wikipedia)  This print is our celebration to and reminder of Allemansrätten!



The poster is screen printed by hand in black and white on brownish paper. The paper is made out of recycled paper and rests from paper production (“kvistmassa”) so the look of the paper vary and can change color slightly . Also available on our standard paper Munken Pure (off white) were the text is printed in grey. You can have a look at it in the shop.


By |2020-04-17T11:17:25+02:00April 27th, 2016|ON WALL, process|Comments Off on Allemansrätten

Slightly Imperfect


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The pile of irregular tote bags have grown big, so we were thinking of something to do with them. Maybe turn them into pillow cases? But then we thought of an old print idea that has been in the drawer (or sketch book) for many years.


We have collected small marks for “irregular quality” during the years. The first one’s were found on cheap t-shirts and underwear bought in New York in the 1990’s.

Now we have let them be the main motif on some bags!

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The expression ”slightly imperfect” is kind of funny. It sounds humble but at the same time says ”almost perfect”. Like the swedish expression ”Obetydliga skönhetsfel kan förekomma” which means something like ”insignificant beauty imperfections might occur”. And who doesn’t feel like that at times?


By |2020-04-17T11:17:25+02:00October 23rd, 2015|CARRY, inspiration, process|Comments Off on Slightly Imperfect

Urban Cube Calendar Cork!

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We have worked with street numbers for a long time. We have spent weeks and documented street numbers in the Nordic capitals for our wall calendar urbnCal. Now we have selected some favorites and made a perpetual calender in cork that can live for a long time.

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The first step was to find a good supplier of cork that could make solid cubes for us. To our suprise we found one in a nereby town. Then we checked the durability with the kids help 😉

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After some planning it is time to screen print one side at the time with the right number on the right side…

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And here it is! The Urban Cube Calendar in cork!


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The Calendar was shown for the first time at northmodern Copenhagen in August 2015. Now it is available in our Jollygood Shop.


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By |2020-04-17T11:17:25+02:00August 26th, 2015|process|Comments Off on Urban Cube Calendar Cork!

From stack to rack

This week we have planned and built a rack to dry our prints, mostly with things found in our basement. Afterwards we were eager to try it  and printed the first part of the bicycle poster. Usually its hard to find room for a  bunch of 70×100 cm sheets, but this worked really good!

We also found out that the roof was leaking just over the rack filled with new prints , but that’s another story.

Now there is hanging a bucket were the drops are falling. And we are looking forward to print the second part of the bicycle next week after some changes in the screen frame.

By |2013-11-03T23:05:43+02:00November 3rd, 2013|process|Comments Off on From stack to rack

the basement work space (3)

Light in the dark room

We bought an old solarium at one of the summer flea markets, and now it works as an exposure lamp in the process of preparing the silkscreen frames. We have used it to expose our new prints Tidsoptimisten and urban No. 1-9 CPH and we are very pleased with the result! Now that we have all the parts of the silkscreen process in place, it opens up for more experimentation.

By |2020-04-17T11:17:26+02:00February 19th, 2013|process|Comments Off on the basement work space (3)

the basement work space (2)

Water in the basement!

When the winter arrived it wasn’t possible to take water from the hose outside any longer. For a while we ran with the silksscreen frames full of paint two floors up to wash them in the shower cabin. As an early christmas present Esa’s brother helped us to find the right pipes and tubes and then put them together. Now we are very glad that we finally have running water in the basement!

By |2020-04-17T11:17:26+02:00February 13th, 2013|process|Comments Off on the basement work space (2)