Decalcomania!…mania!…mania!…mania!…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one networking round the guests trying to get them to buy more insurance.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYes, you guessed it, this post is about decalcomania.
This is a monoprint (black acrylic paint with added pencil shading on white paper) that I have almost certainly posted before on these pages, but this time the photograph, as you can see, has lettering added to it. I had the idea that it would make a nice print for a t-shirt. It would certainly be enigmatic, stylish, and cool, don’t you think?
What do you reckon? The t-shirt would have to be white of course, a coloured fabric would take the edge off the crisp, stark, in-yer-face quality that Surrealist/Expressionist prints have.
By the way, do you like Karl Schmidt-Rottluff? I do. What a fabulous name he has too! It’s the sort of name you want to shout out in a quiet public place, such as a large echoing church. (KSR)
Anyway, I never got around to printing any t-shirts, but the added lettering does look nice – if I ever have an exhibition of my prints (highly unlikely) it would make a very nice poster for it.
If you’d like to know a bit more about decalcomania printing, as I do it, you could look at an earlier post on the subject. Click here.

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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7 Responses to Decalcomania!…mania!…mania!…mania!…

  1. Rebecca says:

    Decalcomania is on my ‘to-do’ list, thanks to you. šŸ™‚

  2. Get it printed on a t-shirt, Dave, go on…..I double dare you! šŸ˜€ Looks bloomin’ amazing!

  3. Jheron Bash says:

    I’m with Scribbler on this one! These would sell in their thousands, be very popular with Goths and look killing with a leather biker jacket.
    Mind you, it’s all in the marketing, isn’t it? How are you on marketing Dave? Get scribbleartie to do it for you! Can I have one? And how’s my Bosch football shirt coming along? Do you accept credit cards? PayPal? Bitcoin? Tee hee …..

    • Dave Whatt says:

      You see my dear Jheron, the reason I’m not very good at marketing is that people would be constantly pestering me demanding things.
      There is always chaos and unpleasantness when art and money mix.
      RE: Your ‘Bosch football shirt’ It seems that our accounts department has no record of your order Mr Bash.

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