Josh – Already There Remix

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A Look Inside the Future

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Unlocking Brain Secrets

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Earth’s volcano timelapse

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LETTERPRESS BABY ANNOUNCEMENTS

we have just created a ‘bespoke design’ for letterpress baby announcements. you can order either the boy or girl template and have your  little one’s details inserted, such as name, birthplace, time, weight etc. the baby announcement cards are also printed on kikisoso’s house paper, 100% cotton lettra paper. we have two examples below in the usual pink or the blue, however, we have also been asked for other colours so drop us a line if you are interested in another color.

the designs come in a set of 25 cards, gift wrapped in a recycled presentation box including corresponding envelopes. you can order additional sets of 10 of cards and envelopes depending on your needs. now available on our kikisoso shop

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LETTERPRESS BABY CARDS – NOW IN STOCK

these letterpress baby cards are just off our press and we are thrilled with them. we decided to create two different cards for a baby boy or a baby girl. These cards are hand-fed one by one onto our new edition to the studio, the Golding Jobber printing press (from 1886). We used one of our in-house papers, the florescent white cotton lettra 300 g/m² from neenah papers. the cards are now available for purchase on our kikisoso shop

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letterpress baby cards for girls. 2 colour print – 100% cotton paper / envelope

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letterpress baby cards

close up showing the imprint and the texture of the bright white soft cotton paper

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the impression is there but not too deep, keeping the inside of the card free from visible protrusions

letterpress baby card

detail of the storks in flight – all illustrations are original and created by kikisoso

letterpress baby cards

gift tokens starting from 50€ are also available for our letterpress baby announcements and for our letterpress business cards, wedding invitations and personal stationery etc.

LETTERPRESS KÖLN – VISITENKARTEN (100% BAUMWOLLE)

SCHNURSTRAX STRICKEN BUSINESS CARDS
here is one of our latest letterpress köln hand printed business cards. the project entailed the layout design and print for Beate R. the proprietor of the wool shop Schnurstrax Stricken situated in the Bayenthal area of Köln. Beate wanted something different, that you could feel with a haptic quality related to, and to communicate her business. Our thick and fluffy 100% cotton lettra paper was just the right thing.

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Settling on a 2 colour / 2 sided print, we then created a new layout for the cards, allowing the wool ball to unravel and stretch nicely across to the second side of the card and spelling out the web address. It also allowed for a nice arrangement when displaying the cards together.

We are almost as thrilled as Beate with the outcome. To put it in her own words, “I like them so much, I don’ want to give them away”. A nice complement for our work 😉

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OUR ACHILL ISLAND ADVENTURE

At Dookinella Beach on Achill Island. They say it in stone.

At Dookinella Beach on Achill Island. They say it in stone.

So, now it begins, back to the grind after our  fantastic Achill Island Adventure.  Last month we were frantically busy, getting our design and print projects finished for their deadlines and securing a space for our planned and long awaited two week holiday to the west coast of Ireland. And what a two weeks it was. Achill Island in County Mayo provided us with exactly what we needed, the remoteness, culture, and on this occasion, great weather. Our Irish Island adventure came to an end last weekend when we flew back from Knock Airport to Düsseldorf, but we still have a head and an SD Card full of memories that we would like to share.

We are no strangers to the island and have many friends and acquaintances to keep us up-to-date with the island’s news. For example, on arrival, our holiday cottage was not prepared and we were happy to stay once more with our friends Elizabeth and John Barrett in the Keel village for a few nights. Elizabeth and John run the Bervie guesthouse which is situated right on the end of keel beach and it really is a delight from the minute you arrive till the moment you leave.

Saying goodbye to Elizabeth & John at their  wonderful Bervie guesthouse.

Like every other guest, we made much use of their well stocked reading room/sitting room, reading up on the islands history and the many notable people who had Achill Island Adventure of their own. The Irish painter Paul Henry, Nobel Prize winning author, Heinrich Böll, Novelist Graham Greene and American Painter Robert Henri have all spend considerable time on the island. As fans of Paul Henry’s Achill landscapes and seascapes we were also very happy to discover the work of Robert Henri, who focused on portraits of the Achill children between 1913 and 1924. A few examples below.

 

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Image source – http://www.broadsheet.ie

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Image source – http://www.artfact.com

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Image source – http://www.broadsheet.ie

Once rented by Paul Henry during his stay on Achill Island. Unfortunately destined to be torn down to the horror of the Keel villagers.

Once rented by Paul Henry during his stay on Achill Island. A local told us that unfortunately the building is destined to be torn down to their horror and the rest of the Keel villagers.

Paul Henry R.H.A. (1876-1958) Dooega, Achill Island, Co.Mayo,  Sold for £148,346 - image source artfinding.com

Paul Henry R.H.A. (1876-1958) Dooega, Achill Island, Co.Mayo,
Sold for £148,346 – image source artfinding.com

‘Dugort bay, Achill island’ is estimated at £30,000-50,000 - looking at what the image above reached in auction I assume this would be worthsubstantially more.

‘Dugort bay, Achill island’ is estimated at £30,000-50,000 – looking at what the image above reached in auction I assume this would be worth substantially more.- image source antiquesandartireland.com

 

 

Placard denoting Paul Henry's tenancy early 1900's

Placard denoting Paul Henry’s tenancy early 1900’s

that’s our first post on our Achill Island Adventure but there is plenty more to come.

JAKOB & ESTHER PRINTING THE FIRST LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATIONS

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After working closely with Jakob and Esther on their letterpress wedding invitations we asked them to come along to the studio as we were ready to print the first colour. Jakob and Esther joined us as I just finished setting up and inking the disk on our Rodi press (Our 1886 Golding Official Press) ready for the first colour print of their wedding invitations. We had suggested they came by in order to print the first invitation themselves and they were thrilled to do so. After a toast and a bit more fiddling with the rollers on the Press we were ready to go. Here are a few pictures of the printing and the finished product that Esther collected a few days later.

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Esther presenting the first invitation she printed with her fiancé Jakob on our antique press ‘Rody’. One colour down, and one more to go.

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this was the first round of sketches of the couple and the general idea of the banner. It was a little tricky to get Esther just right so that she was recognizable, but we got there in the end which you can see below.

Wedding invitation with illustration of the couple

mixing the inks for letterpress printing

Mixing the inks to a pantone reference on a piece of plexiglass. The inks are weighed out and then mixed together using a stiff paint knife.

letterpress wedding Invitations with a gate fold.

Letterpress Wedding Invitations -

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esther & jackos’ invitations were a bespoke design and we’re almost as pleased with the outcome as they are. although custom/bespoke design is a large part of what samay and I do here at kikisoso, we are currently working on a range of wedding invitation sets which are based on a customizable templates. these will allow you the option to choose colours, fonts and papers according to your personal preference. there is a large selection of papers available for your invitations and we can order almost any paper of your choice if you have a very special requirement.

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