Montag, 13. Juli 2009

(more or less) Public Announcements

No 1.

I am in no way associated with the current german vodafone-campaign.
It is the favorite for my very personal "this-year's-most-annoying-tv-commercial-award".
I have to admit though, that I felt vaguely sorry for Sascha Lobo (and even more sorry for David Bowie's "Heroes"), who was obviously more than a bit uncomfortable, standing amidst those guys from vodafone and Scholz&Friends, during last weeks press-conference. No matter what some people say, I have gotten to know him as a hearty and sincere person, which is a rare thing, especially in his business. Nonetheless, the commercial is terribly annoying.

No 2.

From next week on you finally have the opportunity to buy some of my prints. They are from the Lifted-Series I posted before. Go to Supalifekiosk in the Raumerstraße 40, Berlin. They stock loads of great books, magazines, clothes and prints by local artists.

No 3.

Holiday. Next week. Finally.

Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2009

Some more from the cave

Finally scanned the missing prints. Plus: I found a picture I took back then. Thought it might be interesting in case you don't know what exactly a lithograph is. 
Here's a short description of how to make a lithograph:
Get yourself a large chunk of limestone, make sure the surface is absolutely even and smooth.
Draw on the stone with oil-based media. Treat the surface with an watery solution of gum arabic and some nitric acid. Let it dry and remove excess grease from the drawing. Before you print, keep the stone wet with water. The drawing will now attract your printing colour, because it's oil based, while the rest of the surface repells the colour. Add paper and pressure. Voilà.

That's it for tonight. Gotta do same drawings for the artwork of my band 's next CD.