This week it’s a pleasure to feature a supremely talented printmaking duo. The husband-wife team taught themselves to screen print a few years ago, and have since become an unstoppable pun-loving force, earning themselves awards and adoring fans! And for good reason too. This weekend they’ll be hanging out at our open house at 39 Ashdown Road for the Worthing Art Trail, doing a badge-making workshop on Saturday 12-2.
Let’s meet them!
- Hello, what is your name and what do you make?
Hello! Our names are Ali and Jam and our brand is called hello DODO. We are playful printmakers, creating bright, bold and fun screen prints, t-shirts and tote bags to make people smile! We also have a range of cute greetings cards and badges.
- Have you taken part in the Art Trail before, and are you excited about this year’s event?
No we haven’t! We’ve taken part in Brighton Artist’s Open Houses for a few years now but having moved to Worthing a few months ago, we’re VERY excited to be a part of the Art Trail. The group of artists at Ashdown Road is really amazing and diverse too.
- What is your favourite medium to work in, and which is your favourite design?
The majority of our work is screen printed by hand… we love to get inky! We have a very simple printing press (called Preston) which we made ourselves and we burn all our designs to silkscreen before printing them, all from our home studio. Our most popular design is our ‘I Love a Nice Lion on a Sunday’ screen print… he always makes people giggle!
- Have you been working on anything new, and will it be making its way to the open house?
Yes! We’ve been busy DODOs lately and have a whole range of new work, most of which are (more) silly animal puns. Our favourites are Pigeon & Tonic (named after our favourite beverage) and Nice Hare…which is just utterly ridiculous. These (and many more) will be available in the open house!
- Thanks Ali and Jam! How can we follow you? Please give us all your links!
Yes please do follow, we’re social media addicts :o)