customization

Risographic Printing Workshop with Tegamisha & Retro Printing JAM

Amongst the different printing methods, I wanted to know what happens with Risographic printing. Risographic printing is a method that allows you to print layer by layer, one colour at a time. Most Risographic prints are bi-coloured, sometimes stretching to the use of 3 Colours with a panel of Colours to choose from.

So if you have the word red printed as layer 1 with red ink, and you choose to print a black circle over it, it's likely you can't see your red letters.

Well, pictures speaks louder so here was what happened at my Risographic workshop with Tegamisha Japan and Retro Insatsu JAM!

Risographic Printing Workshop by Tegamisha

Risographic Printing Workshop by Tegamisha

All the samples and collection of risographic prints!

All the samples and collection of risographic prints!

Kit full of samples and guides

Kit full of samples and guides

Illustrating my risograph mini zine on Singapore! 

Illustrating my risograph mini zine on Singapore! 

Fresh out of the riso printers!

Fresh out of the riso printers!

Meet Mr. Retro-Printing Jam! 

Meet Mr. Retro-Printing Jam! 

Lots of different fresh new zines from everyone in class!

Lots of different fresh new zines from everyone in class!

Cheese! 

Cheese! 

My first zine: "Singapore is not only about Chicken Rice & Merlion!" 

My first zine: "Singapore is not only about Chicken Rice & Merlion!" 

Pigeon is actually giving away 10 copies of my newest zine! More details to be released via Instagram soon! 


Talking about workshops! Pigeon will be hosting her 2nd watercolour workshop in collaboration with itchyfingers Singapore on 20th March! 

Letterpress with Tokyo Pear

Spent an afternoon getting to know more about letterpress at Tokyo Pear's studio in Gyoda, Saitama, an hour away from Tokyo.

Tokyo Pear's letterpress cottage in the fields

Tokyo Pear's letterpress cottage in the fields

Little metal kanji character plates for letterpress!  

Little metal kanji character plates for letterpress!  

Print samples from Tokyo Pear  

Print samples from Tokyo Pear  

Original Heidelberg

Original Heidelberg

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Letterpress mould for my CNY order of greeting cards

Letterpress mould for my CNY order of greeting cards

Figuring out Colours 

Figuring out Colours 

Mixing rubber based printing ink to achieve the desired shade.  

Mixing rubber based printing ink to achieve the desired shade.  

Test printing the Colours.  

Test printing the Colours.  

All excited to receive the Chinese New Year greeting cards in a few weeks! Stay tuned!

Tokyo Illustrators Society - Decolele Show

Earlier last month in October, Tokyo Illustrators Society (TIS) held a show "Decolele" at Ginza Gallery G8.

Decolele as the name suggested, showcased 148 individually decorated ukeleles from the illustrators of the society.

As an illustrator myself, I just had to pop by before it ends!

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And here's a few of my Favourite decorated ukeleles!

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Visit to craft space - Maker's Base Tokyo

Had a tour of Maker's Base, a space in Meguro, Tokyo.

It houses heavy duty machines for craft and industrial purposes and these machines are available for all to use with either a day, month or year pass.

The facility was converted from a small-scale factory.  

The facility was converted from a small-scale factory.  

Never used any of these machines before? Pro or no pro, they provide a mandatory training session of average 2hours for that particular machine you want to use for a small fee. (To prevent you from destroying their robots!)

Silk screen printing 

Silk screen printing 

Metal works

Metal works

Metal work spaces  

Metal work spaces  

Ceramic facilities

Ceramic facilities

Ceramic workspace

Ceramic workspace

Fabric workspace with sewing and embroidery and fabric printing machines

Fabric workspace with sewing and embroidery and fabric printing machines

Digital workspace equipped with laser, UV printers and leather sewing machines  

Digital workspace equipped with laser, UV printers and leather sewing machines  

You can also sell your crafts that you made at the gallery shop space!

There is also a gallery space for all crafters to sell their work! - colourful furoshikis!

There is also a gallery space for all crafters to sell their work! - colourful furoshikis!

Ceramic wares... Some were pretty interesting! 

Ceramic wares... Some were pretty interesting! 

*You will have to be a member to qualify for a pass to use the facilities, and the membership costs ¥1,080 yen(10USD).

Tanuki x Kitsune

A special art collaboration for a corporate party.

Acrylic gouache on a "賽銭箱" (saisenbako), a miniature traditional Japanese offertory box made from wood and commonly seen in Japanese shrines.

WIP Part One: Kitsune to the left and Tanuki to the right. 

WIP Part One: Kitsune to the left and Tanuki to the right. 

Tanuki and Kitsune are thought to be little "Yokai" creatures that bring good luck and happiness in Japan.

Little chestnuts of the autumn themed party as well as good tidings

Little chestnuts of the autumn themed party as well as good tidings

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Cats are also known in Japan to bring prosperity, hence I've added them to the sides.

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