Potato Stamps

Martin Schmid, Art School Teacher at Schule für Gestaltung in St.Gallen, Switzerland sent me the above image of type potato stamps he did with his students. Each student did two letters. It put a big smile on my face and yes, I am totally going to do this with Ella.

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  1. Aah, we used to make wrapping paper for christmass with patatostamps. A long roll of cheap brown paper my mother got from a house painter, was rolled out on the kitchen table and we would make our own pattern. That was nice :)

  2. Oh, that should’ve been Christmas and potato stamps.

  3. We talk about potato prints in almost every letterpress workshop at Baltimore Print Studios as a 100% legitimate introduction into printmaking.

    This is great.

  4. oh man… that brings back memories. I remember when I was a kid many ski resorts in Australia used a stamp to validate ski passes. So what we used to do is buy one ticket than go home and carve a copy of the stamp out of a raw potato. Then scratch out yesterdays stamp from the old ski pass and apply the new one using the potato stamp. You could do that a couple of times before you had to buy a new ticket.

  5. Perfect. Gonna make this happen here and soon. Thanks for sharing.

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