Original Stamps & Prints by Rakui Hana
Not only custom-made linocut stamps, I produce original items such as linocut printing sheets, wood frames and rubber stamps. These items will be shipped within 3 business days.
❗️ My work is being used without permission by some stores overseas. If you see the infringement items, please do not buy it!
"What does it mean to see in words, to see as a writer?
It means to see with the eyes of memory, to see first what in front of you then later to see what is no longer there."
This is a quote from "Writing Your Own Stories", written by Laird Hunt, one of the American novelists writing today. Our eyes always see what in front of us unconsciously, but inner room of the eyes, we are often seeing something different: the past or the things that is no longer there. Once I was conscious of this act of sight, I felt three kinds of illustrations I drew in my sketchbook came to front. For these illustrations, it makes sense to recognize as a collection; by the name of "Memories".
I am making linocut-printing in oil. Sometimes I use the technique of mimeograph too. I have been in charge of illustration of the Mainichi newspaper on the second Saturday every month since 2020, so I add new work almost every month. I also produce original wood frames to fit my work.