Benconservato

Benconservato

Name: Emma Kidd
Location: Sydney, Australia
Website: benconservato.com

How about a brief introduction?
I have always liked print making, all that effort to try to get the perfect edition, and the tons of paper in your house. I like to draw and paint and make monsters come alive.

What made Gocco so special for you?
I love the fact you can do it at home, no real space is needed, no permission or vast amounts of money out-layed… all very accessible, and portable.

Any tips on using a Gocco that you’d like to share?
I have fallen into the basic exposure, with one screen, maybe then blocking off a little and changing the colours, but then hand painting it. As I have the basic set, registration can be a killer sometimes.

What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
Coming back to Australia and jumping in, trying to get the perfect work life balance. Not turning into a complete hermit in the process.

Share something random with us!
I love to quiz my man on music, he calls me “The Rock Snob”.

Mateo & Isabel

Mateo & Isabel

Name: Mateo & Isabel
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Website: www.mateoandisabel.com/

How about a brief introduction?
Mateo & Isabel is a collaboration between Elizabeth and Matt Lucas. Formed in 2008, the idea behind Mateo & Isabel is fairly simple: design and make art about things we like and sell them for affordable prices so that all can enjoy.

What made Gocco so special for you?
There’s nothing like it.

Any tips on using a Gocco that you’d like to share?
Printing line work seems to be better than printing solid shapes.

What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
Being part of this Pikaland Package Project.

Share something random with us!
We’re high school sweethearts.

Denise Holmes

Denise Holmes

Name: Denise Holmes
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Website: www.niseemade.com

How about a brief introduction?
Nisee Made is simply happy paper goods.

What made Gocco so special for you?
It’s a lot cheaper than setting up a screen printing studio! Plus it’s so cute! I love my little gocco – it’s perfect for making paper goods.

Any tips on using a Gocco that you’d like to share?
I scrape the paint off with a credit card edge and save the screens to re-use. (I do have to use screen cleaner as well!)

What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
Starting a paper goods business!

Share something random with us!
I won a hula hoop contest when I was five. I had never even seen a hula hoop before the contest!

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