Say Hello To…Hello DODO

Say hello to…Hello DODO! We are very excited that the lovely Ali & Jam from Hello DODO are joining us for the fair, find out more about them below…

“It’s all this effort you put in that makes the end result so magical!” – Hello DODO

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
We are Ali & Jam, the playful printmakers! We met at uni in 2004 where Ali studied Design Photography and Jam studied Graphic Communication with Typography. After years of doing creative things separately we somehow both became fascinated by the screen printing process and decided to set up business together and to teach ourselves how to print. After much trial and error (!) hello DODO was born! We design and handprint colourful and clever posters, tote bags and have produced a range of our own greetings cards.

How would you describe your style?
Fun, colourful, silly but clever! We’re both HUGELY influenced by the late great Alan Fletcher and I think you can see this, particularly in our typographic pieces. Our one aim with hello DODO is to create work which makes people smile!

How long have you been making your craft items?
We’ve been trading now for about 10 months. Our range of designs has grown rapidly since then!

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
Our best seller so far is probably our Animal Alphabet screen print. It’s well loved by both kids and big kids! It’s always fun to get folk at craft fairs trying to guess the animals, everyone gets stuck on different ones!

What do you enjoy most about your craft?
What we really love most about screen printing is that it’s such an old, traditional process. It can really have it’s ups and downs and everything takes a lot of time and effort! You need to coat a screen in light sensitive emulsion and burn the artwork on to the screen with an exposure unit before you can get to the printing part! It’s all this effort you put in though that makes the end result so magical! We also love working with such beautiful bright colours!

Do you take part in other craft events?
We’ve been taking part in the Maker’s Boutique at the Unitarian Church, Brighton. We hope to become involved in Artist’s Open Houses in Brighton too.

What products/ items will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
At the Fairy Tale Fair we shall have our full range of lovely jubbly screen prints and tote bags, plus handmade stamp prints, greetings cards and badges. We might make something special just for the fair too!

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future?
We have HUGE ambitions for hello DODO! We are currently gearing up to approach our dream stockists which we’re VERY excited about. We also have plans to expand our product range to  handprinted housewares, clothing and jewellery!

Any other comments you wish to make:
We’re really happy and excited to be a part of The Fairy Tale Fair!

We can’t wait to see Hello DODO’s wonderful creations at the fair! If you can’t wait until then take a look at their sites below:

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