When thinking about how I could portray the phrase "Wash your hands", the concept that I couldn't shake was to create artwork that felt like beautiful soap bubbles. The lettering is drawn in a loose and "bubbly" style, and the rainbow effect is produced by overlapping three colors to create a wider spectrum—ever since I was a child I've been fascinated with the rainbow effect of soap in sunlight. Letterpress is a favorite medium of mine (I own a Vandercook #4 at my Oakland studio) and I love seeing my work translated onto paper in such a tactile way.
Wash Your Hands, Soapy Bubbles is more than an artful reminder to clean up your act. Hische’s aim was to create artwork that “felt like beautiful soap bubbles,” and boy did she succeed. Loose, puffy bubble lettering floats at center amid errant spheres. Though the letters spell out “wash your hands,” it’s all one suspended, sudsy collective in the company of those spheres. Where separately encircled letter strokes or the odd round shape overlap, the colors merge, creating a kind of transparency that mimics a real life blob of bubbles. Those overlapping colors also create the rainbow effect that transforms three hues (cyan, yellow, magenta) into a wider spectrum. Ever since she was a kid, Hische has gotten a kick out of the prismatic quality of soap bubbles in the sunlight. Letterpress allows for that awesome layering. Just one of the reasons this artist's a longtime letterpress lover. Another reason? The medium's ability to translate her art onto paper in a terrifically tactile way. These aren’t your average two-dimensional letters, but carefully considered forms with texture, depth, and tons of personality ... Read more on the blog!
+ These letterpress lettering art prints are custom designs printed on smooth, white Strathmore #110 paper with a special yellow, cyan and magenta Pantone ink mix that’s layered to create a wider spectrum.
+ This is an edition of 500.
+ The paper is sized 7”x5”. The image dimensions are 5”x4” from at the highest point and at the widest point.
+ All orders for this edition are final sale and not eligible for discount or return.
Strathmore #110 Smooth paper with a special Pantone ink mix