We first discovered Roman Klonek while browsing Pinterest and assumed his work was perhaps vintage advertising illustration, but no! Roman Klonek is a contemporary printmaker specialising in the lost-cut technique of woodcut printing; producing beautifully bold and colourful illustrations. Lost-cut printmaking uses only one plate to print every colour, cutting more away at the plate each time for the next colour which Roman demonstrates in this handy video:
Roman was born in Poland but now lives and works in Düsseldorf in Germany. We LOVE the strange and cute characters that inhabit Roman’s unique creative world.
Roman was kind enough to share some of his sketchbook pages with us:
We also enjoyed this animated music video Roman made for Music AM: