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We're exploring the hidden patterns and structures of our world through photo microscopy and graphic design. We use a microscope and computer software to capture micro-level images, and then explore the patterns these images reveal through hand-pulled screen prints that record the hidden beauty of the world around us.
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About Us

I don't like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Who? Two lost souls. We work in science by day, and create art by night.

What? We’re obsessed with exploring the hidden patterns and structures of our world through photo microscopy and graphic design. We use a microscope, a camera and computer imaging software to capture molecular level images, and then record the hidden beauty of this normally unseen world through hand-pulled screen prints. We try and work in an environmentally sustainable way, using FSC certified paper, and water based inks. We only produce limited runs of each of our prints.

Why? We prefer – why not?

Where? We’re based in Copenhagen. Our clients are everywhere.

Screen Printing

The screen is created by stretching a silk fabric over a frame of aluminium. The image is first drawn on a piece of paper or plastic, or captured directly in a photograph. It is then cut out to form a stencil. Next, the stencil is attached to the screen and areas of the screen mesh are blocked with a waterproof masking medium. These areas become the negative areas of the final image. The screen is then placed over the desired substrate (in our case 352gsm paper) and ink is then applied to top of the screen and spread across the screen, over the stencil and through the open mesh onto the paper underneath. The ink is spread using a squeegee – a rubber blade the same width as the screen. The unblocked area is where the ink filters through and creates the image.