owl gocco with original illustration available here at Etsy
Hi Nannette! I'm so glad you asked about the gocco printer. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, I completely forgot to explain it. The link above will give you more detailed information. But, basically it is a little screenprinting machine that was originally developed in Japan. It allows artists to make an original drawing, and re-create it as a print. What's so fun about it, is that it involves more hand work, versus using the computer for everything. I imagine that as we rely more and more on the digital world, the pendulum swings back inspiring a trend to create more by hand.
I learned about the gocco from some of my favorite artists who make everything from prins to tea towels to t-shirts with the gocco! I'm working on tees next, by the way. Very exciting.
Now, I'm a bit confused about the "state" of the gocco. Apparently it has been discontinued, but I've recently seen a new printing product released, so if anyone out there knows the status of the gocco, let me know! I do know that you can still buy the printer and the supplies online.
I hope it will continue to be produced, because it is so much fun to use, and who doesn't love the name ~ especially when you've gone loco for gocco?!