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Screen prints by Wednesday Paper Works




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.


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"When I saw these shades, I thought they were so ugly." Love the honesty! And the screenprinter's idea, isn't it the perfect challenge? If you find out his name, please let me know... maybe I'll take on the challenge myself and have him print something in the colors of Christmas 2012.

I want them for my office!

Leslie, I'll ask! They're doing a pop-up shop soon too, will write more about everything.

David, yes!

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