Sunday, December 28, 2008

small trip to Kyeongjoo from Seoul

We made a small trip to Kyeongjoo the ancient capital of the Silla dynasty
more than 1000 years ago.
Beautiful winter days.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Workshop in Seoul

While visiting Antic-Ham in Seoul, Francis attended 3 sessions of her collage worshop she gave at the Sujak Studio.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A new book from Franticham in the making

An inspirational trip to Tokyo in September
resulted in a Japanese style hand printed book.
Graphical impressions gathered in Tokyo
have been printed in silkscreen using red and black ink
in 69 copies on traditional korean paper.
"TOKYO UMBRELLA" will be finished in January.

Stamps from Mike Dickau

A surprise in the mail from today.
Mike Dickau from Sacramento, California sent us a stampsheet
from a picturetaken from this blog showing us with
Keiichi Nakamura and Gianni Simone
taken last september in our hotel room in Tokyo.
Thank you Mike!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

08 small publishers' fair in London

Straight after Frankfurt we went to London where we exhibited for the 4th time
at the small publishers' fair in Holborn.
We spent 2 more days in London to see
the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Hayward gallery
and the 'UBS openings' at Tate modern.

Andy Warhol 'other voices, other rooms'

2008 frankfurt book fair

For the first time we had a stand at the book fair in Frankfurt
in the hall where are all artists books and fine press publishers.
5 exhausting days but which were very successful!!
We were staying Karl-Heinz and Brigitte's house in Wiesbaden.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

new accordeon book

From Fraenz Dasbourg from Luxembourg is this new silk screen printed accordeon book.
"Corps & Entre-corps" has 10 pages on each side and has been printed with over 40 colours in 100 copies.
It will be presented next week at the Frankfurter Book Fair (stand 4.1 L 128) and the week end after at the Small Publisher's Fair in London.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Frottages (rubbings) in Tokyo

Antic-ham making frottages at the entrance of the Printing Museum in Suido, Tokyo.
The security man watched closely what we were doing with amusement.

A frottage made by Francis with wax blocks

Saturday, September 20, 2008

franticham in Tokyo

We made a trip to Tokyo for 5 days.

Visiting the book shop 'on sundays' who is selling our "c'est mon dada" books.

With Eguchi of 'Utrecht', a wonderful bookshop and a publisher in Nakameguro.

One evening with Keiichi Nakamura and Gianni Simone who are mail artists living in Tokyo.

And meeting Minako Teramoto, the curator of the Printing Museum in Tokyo.

The museum bought 2 books from us, 'travelling fish' and 'fish box'

We had a great time.. we will come back to Tokyo soon..

Sunday, September 7, 2008

our exhibition in Seoul

Antic-Ham and Francis, together with the 6 other members of Seoul based artists' group SUJAK
had an exhibition in Gana Art Space in busy Insadong. The concept of the exhibition was to create an atmosphere like in your ownn living or reading room... this explains the truck loaded with tables, chairs and carperts and shelves leaving Ham's appartment.
The exhibition was very well visited.. even too much on week end where at any moment constantly over 30 people in the gallery.
Visit from Karen and Kevin from USA presently living in Seoul... and with Opa, Egg and Hoho-girl from Sujak.

Monday, August 25, 2008


During the summer months we opened a shop in our living room. We exhibited our artist's books, screen prints and photographs. For a few weeks in the year Achill tourists come visit this remote island. Antic-ham left last week for Seoul and I'm leaving to join her at the end of the week. Early September we will have an exhibition in Seoul and then we will spend a few days in Tokyo.. so, look for next coming posts from the Far East.
Sheep! please come visit the garden regularly.. then I don't have to cut the grass at my return.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

from truck to book cover

We have bought from Jacob Trucks from Foxford the tarpaulin from the truck used by Sweeney's from Achill Sound. We use this tarpaulin as book cover for our new project of screen prints about the sixties. After washing and cutting into the right size we screenprinted the cover with special inks for PVC. Book binding is done with 3 screws.
If someone wished more information please write to in Ireland or in South Korea.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

new project / busy summer in Achill

"1969" is the title of this new project.. A big size screenprinted book 42x45 cm.
The theme is the sixties.. how these years changed a whole generation in their way of life and thinking, and led to new movements and expressions in the arts.
The book is printed on paper bags and other materials such as film and plastic. The cover is in tarpaulin.
Other techniques such as stencil, frottage, collage and solvent transfer have been added to the screenprints.
The prints will be showed in our exhibition in Seoul in september, and the book will be launch ed at the Frankfurter book fair in october.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fish Box Edition finally finished

the last two contributions to the FISH BOX have been printed .. our own fish .. from Antic-Ham and from Frantic. The total number of prints are now 26.
Soon the boxes will be delivered to the participants and to the various collectors who ordered this edition.
For more information see our website

Thursday, July 31, 2008

visiting libraries in Paris and Basel

With 25 kilograms of books and travelling by car, train, bus, plane, underground (16 times!!) and TGV we planned in 3 days to visit 3 institutions in Paris and Basel with which we took appointments before leaving.
We visited the Librairie Kandinski in the Centre Pompidou which specialises in artists' books only and the Cabinet des Estampes from the Bibilotheque Nationale de France.
In the Basel University we visited the "Oeffentliche Bibliothek" which had been recommended to us by an important collector in Basel.
There was no much time left for galavanting, but still Ham managed to acquire a beautifull swiss "Freitag" bag.
What we learned about this experience.. never again with 25 kilograms!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

an edition of 26 prints

This is the 22nd silk screen print for the edition "FISH-BOX"
It's from the Luxembourger artists Fraenz Dasbourg.
The set will be completed in August and is bieng offered now in subscrption.

see for more details


Antic-ham, South Korea
Reed Altemus, USA
Dmitry Babenko, Russia
John M. Bennett, U.S.A.
Ros Blackmore, UK
Robert Brandy, Luxembourg
J.M. Calleja, Spain
Fränz Dasbourg, Luxembourg
David Dellafiora, Australia
Michel Della Vedova, France
Jean Delvaux, Luxembourg
Pierre Garnier,France
Karl Friedrich Hacker, Germany
Hans Hess, Germany
Eberhard Janke, Germany
Susanna Lakner, Germany
Pascal Lenoir, France
Ron Omlin, USA
Boz Phillips, UK
Wilhelm Schramm, Austria
Tim Stampton, Ireland
Francis Van Maele, Ireland
Weef, UK
Hans Witte, Germany
Lisa Young, USA
Bernhard Zilling, Germany

Friday, June 6, 2008

10 PM at my window

long days .. quiet peacefull late evenings

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


just before we part at the airport in Korea
Because of being together
we were happy.
Now we are far from each other
and crying
in the feeling of missing and longing.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Exhibition at the Gutenberg Museum

Redfoxpress has been invited to participate at the
second "Galerie der Buchkunst" in the Gutenberg Museum
in Mainz, Germany on the last week end of Mai.
Also invited were Editions Despalles from France,
Triangular Press from USA, Toni Kurz and Wolfgang Buchta
from Austria and 4 more presses from Germany:
Einhand Press, Svato Verlag, Burgart Presse and Edition Schwarzdruck.