My four-year-old and I have been squabbling over where to put these wonderful silkscreen prints from Wednesday Paper Works. She wants them in her room, I want them in mine. For now they peregrinate between odd places in our flat, and I catch her gazing at the intricate patterns formed from four unlikely shades.
"When you look at them, the shapes change," she tells me in the unconscious poetry of the young. I look at them too and admire again the worksmanship of the sister duo who run the newish Kreuzberg-based paper goods firm. (I had pored over the tangerine-bright gridded notebooks and their darling baby journal before plumping for the prints.)
Intrigued, I drop them a line one day to ask if I can give them a ring. "We worked with a neighborhood screenprinter," Chrish explains on the phone, "and every year around Christmas time he has a special offer. He chooses four colors for the season, and when you use them, you get a good price. When I saw these shades, I thought they were so ugly. Then I started thinking about what I could do with them. The prints are an exercise as much as anything else." [my translation!]
She invited me to drop by their studio sometime and I had to go. More on that soon.
Wednesday Paper Works: Paper is good for you