Gocco fix from Blancucha

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My friend Sarah of: The Hungry Bambino tipped me off to this artist. Blanca Gomez is the inventor of these darling Gocco-printed images. She lives in Madrid and you can definitely feel a European influence in her work. I could see these little folks being front-and-center in the most charming children's books ever to-be-made. These prints along with the notebook are available in Blanca's etsy shop: Blancucha. Too sweet.

Gocco fix from Lisa Solomon

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Have you heard of Lisa Solomon? She's a Bay-area artists I saw on one of Design for Mankind's Dialogue videos. Turns out she uses Gocco in some of her pieces. These Doilies are right up my alley. I love anything printed and stitched: hand-embroidered to be exact. They are $45 and can be purchased at airstream gallery.

Gocco Card Sale at Paperleaf

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This is great news for all you non-Gocco-ing fans of Gocco. The talented Kate of Paperleaf is headed across the pond to our beloved New York and is unloading stock from her shop. This is kindof an insane sale, folks. Any 5 cards are $8USD. That's $1.60 a card which is roughly half the price of a drugstore card. Good luck with the sale, Kate. Relish the big apple.

Homemade Stamp Kit

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thanks to Annaklara of famed canary loveliness for sending me her homemade Gocco stamp kit. Anna made this stamper out of  "an old wooden handle and some material that you put in suitcases." The clips are made with wire.  What's that, you say?  You don't have an old wooden handle, and you have never heard of suitcase material?  I think you could easily make the handle out of a cabinet pull screwed into a piece of wood.  Firm upholstery foam should fill in for the suitcase material.  You can see the sweet bird sachet bags that were made during this demo here.  Thanks again, Anna.