Back to the Beginning
It has been nearly 18 years since dogstar was established here in Brisbane.
Many of our customers are still with us and I feel that we have grown together. dogstar has evolved over the past 18 years but I am now looking back to my roots and rediscovering things once forgotten.
After moving to our Paddington store, I decided to created a new logo for dogstar. This is a Japanese symbol of dogstar and it for me it is a reminder to look back on my heritage and embrace it wholeheartedly. I hand carved the design onto a lino block and pressed it onto paper. We then had that image put onto a silk screen and Alice came into the studio to help print it onto calico noren (Japanese banners). We will place these banners at the entrance to our stores. I am confident it will give the space a unique feel.
A blend of the cultures I call my own.
Hand carved lino block
Alice places ink onto screen while Dani watches on
Flooding the screen - Dani keeps the pressure on
Ta daa !
One Noren printed