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Kitchen Lithography: Hand Printing at Home by Laura Sofie Hantke and Lucas Grassmann


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When printmakers Laura Sofie Hantke and Lucas Grassmann graduated from university, they found themselves without the luxury of a professional print studio. In their search for an easy technique they could implement in their own home, they came across French artist emilie Aizier-Brouard's ingenious Kitchen Lithography, which uses aluminum foil, cola, and oil-based crayons as its main materials, and quickly became ardent fans of and experts in the process, which is eco-friendly, inexpensive, and easy to do. In this book, the first on the subject, they share what they've learned through a process of trial and error in an easy-to-follow guide on turning your kitchen into a creative studio. Hand print your own buttons, bags, pillowcases, posters, cards, T-shirts, and labels using simple household ingredients with surprising and bold results.

Lucas Grassmann and Laura Sofie Hantke studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. Since they graduated in 2013 and 2015 respectively, Grassmann has worked as a freelancer for various clients and Hantke as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. In 2015, they started working together and founded Studio Lula (