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welcome to the Stencil Kelder!

June 9, 2011


Yesterday I delivered my NAF poster to the Stencil Kelder, right here in Amsterdam. I always get excited when I go there, knowing that Sander will make something special of my cheeky little designs. It’s intoxicating to be in a room stuffed with pulp; my senses ignite smelling fresh packed paper and my eyes swell at the visual delights of this particular DIY printing process…


…the sencil machine whirls in technicolour, spewing out the first layer of my poster: WOWZERS! Sander tells me that he starts printing with red because it’s easier to match the other colours to red, as opposed to yellow. You see, my logic says to start with the lightest colour…but now I understand that you wouldn’t be able to see sh*t if you start with yellow. Right on, Sander, I won’t question your motives anymore!

Just for fun I put together this little sneak preview of my poster by isolating some of the details:

Because this is MY un-official festival poster I’m privy to include any which artist or event I feel fit. I can alter titles, change people’s appearences, omit commercialism and promote my own KAK! I have complete freedom and I LOVE IT! Just to be totally clear I’ve included a small collage below of the artists which didn’t make the cut: sorry guys!

I’ll post the finished poster SOON!–keep those eyes peeled to the blog!!

PS: if you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about or want to see my previous stencil posters, check my previous blog entry “UN-official poster series”


3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2011 7:21 am

    And there I was imagining you with a spray can! This is some high tech stencilling!
    I can just imagine this place as I used to love visiting the printing department in one of my previous jobs. Down in the basement with no windows and full of hot ink smells and rough guys.
    Please please bring some copies of your poster to sell at Co/Mix!

    • June 10, 2011 8:08 am

      haha, yeah I can see where it might get confusing…this stencil technique is similar to silkscreening as opposed to spraypainting. And..uh..don’t worry, I’m printing off 200 of these babies, half for the shop & half to spread around town. By the time I’m through Grahamstown will be completely covered with my poster 😉

  2. thomas permalink
    October 20, 2011 2:39 pm

    looks awsome! i live in amsterdam and make my own comics. i’d love to get stuff stencilled, where is the stencilkelder? i hear it’s at fort van sjakko.

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