work in progress
Yesterday we were at the Trosa Printing House, an environmentally certified printer close to Stockholm. We were there to see that everything went right when our baby, urbnCal 2012, came into the world. And it did, we are very delighted! Now we just wait for the ink to dry completely, the sheets to be trimmed and the holes to be punched. Then it’s time for release!
Perhaps this is a sketch of the perfect summer t-shirt. We are thinking of making the screen actual size, straight on, would fit fine on t-shirts for both adults and kids.
By the way, we just heard that you now have ice cream with bacon flavour over there (=USA) but jollygoodfellow is a bit old-school and likes the classic pear-vanilla-strawberry.
We have started to experiment with an old lace curtain, trying to transfer the structure to paper and perhaps combine with screen printing later.
It feels nice, but today the best way to enjoy it was just to watch the sun filter through it.
For a long time we have been thinking of how to re-use all the proof textiles. They are like a visual history of jollygoodfellow. Old and new prints side by side and on top of each other. Now we have started to cut out squares, and we are thinking of having them as scarfs! And maybe we will add an extra print to some of them.
We just got back from a great week in Copenhagen biking around Vesterbro, Fredriksberg, Nørrebro, Østerbro, Christianshavn, Amager, Ørestad and the City area taking 1165 pictures, 365 of these will soon be urbnCal 2011. It is really one of the best cities to bike in and we learned that the Copenhagens bike 1,2 million kilometers daily! Since we had our two kids with us (aged 1 and 3) we also spent time in some nice playgrounds and discovered another dimension of the city. The city planning and the architecture seems to be on the forefront.