gocco: it's all learning.

since i'm waiting for the prints to dry now seems like a good time to post about things i've learnt about the print gocco over the course of this project.  this post has ended up being really long so i'm going to break it up in to a few more specific posts.  

the flickr gocco group forums were the most valuable resource for me.  searchable and ask-questions-able.  its great that people take the time to answer all those questions i reckon.  hooray for people.  i didn't need to ask any questions there yet since everything i wanted to know had already been covered somewhere.  also through this group i found some lovely work that other people are doing with the gocco.  Christina Lamb's  artist book, Swept Away, with images of seaweed is just lovely and really shows the type of image that gocco really works best for.  It's for sale on her website and you should go buy one.  
here's another person who's work i really like but who's name i don't know.
gocco basics are elsewhere on the web.  i found this video quite useful.  also, there's a lot of info on the website of the australian print media supplier, nehoc.  there's actually a lot of info on the web about gocco printing; none of which will make much sense unless you've got one.  i'll be posting what i've learnt about making masters, inking the screen and registration over the next few days.  

2 comments:

wortwut said...

the other thing that's great, other than people, is the interwebs. brilliant for information sharing.
the seaweed is beautiful too. Mostly, though, it's fantastic to see what you're doing! I get all desire-y when I see all your pictures.

wortwut said...

this isn't really a blog comment I guess. I did another asialink residency application for tokyo and it only just got done. I *almost* didn't do it because it was so last-minute, but I thought of you and your books and paper and the food making workshops and powered through. If i don't win this traveling scholaship, I will try and find a way to come soon independently.
i want to come and eat sashimi and see your gocco and your books and paper shops and plastic food workshops and niceness
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