Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on what to call my new printmaking studio in Margate. So far the clear leader is ‘Print Station’ or a variable thereof. I like it a lot, it sounds like a no-nonsense studio where you can go and get some printing done. Unfortunately that’s exactly what several other businesses have thought and so the obvious urls have already been taken by commercial printers (copyshops basically, which is something I definitely don’t want to get confused with).
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So it’s back to the drawing board I think. I was lying in bed at 3am this morning with all these ideas relentlessly barging into my head in a very annoying manner. You know how when you think of an idea in the middle of the night (awake or in a dream) it can seem like the BEST IDEA EVER?! Well, I came up with one last night and here it is:
Kiss print studio
It’s a bit different, which is partly why I like it. It’s also a printing term, the kiss being the moment the block touches the paper and a measure of the quality of the printing action (eg ‘got a beautiful kiss on that one’). I also like it because it’s friendly – kiss someone hello – and it can be used in lots of different wordplays, which I’m really fond of, for example:
Kiss and Make Art
Kiss me Quick (relates to the British seaside, which is where Margate is)
Kiss my Art (sorry)
So let me know what you think! I’m still a bit dazed from lack of sleep so please do tell me if you think it’s terrible. It’s very possible that it is.
btw maybe part of the reason I couldn’t sleep was over-stimulation from going to see the Yayoi Kusama show yesterday at Tate Modern in London. I urge you to go, it’s worth it just to experience the installation in the last room which feels like you are seeing are seeing through the Matrix of the universe to discover that everything is just made up of beautiful points of light.