Print Really Isn’t Dead in ‘The Papermaker’

For those of you who don’t know, Monster Children first began as a print magazine 15-odd-years ago.

Which is exactly why documentary short The Papermaker, by Kings&Kongs, tickles us in all the right places. Gangolf Ulbricht really, really likes paper. In fact, he’s one of the last remaining handcrafted papermakers in Europe, and his painstaking efforts often end up in the hands of renowned artists such as Jenny Holzer, Louise Bourgeois, Jonathan Meese, Damien Hirst, and more. Gangolf learnt the art of papermaking in Germany, Japan, France, and England, and brought it all home to his basement studio in Berlin where he now toils away at creating vividly tactile, authentic pieces of parchment that we’re itching to feel for ourselves. Press play above to be mesmerised by the process—who knew making paper could look so sexy?

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