"I’m Ana Raimundo, the Portuguese artist and illustrator of fric_de_mentol. I have a fine art degree which broadened my horizons in the artistic world. I was also a tile painter for some years in a factory. That gave me some experience in the manufacturing process and in conducting a business. I'm working as a freelancer artist for some years. "
why did you decide to use gocco?
"Mainly because i have a passion by the screenprinting process and Gocco allows me to screenprint using few resources and not too much work area, it's portable and i can do series of prints in several kinds of support as wood, fabric or paper."
what do you love about gocco?
"I love everything in the Gocco printing system process and the surprise of the final result of a series, since every print is one of a kind."
how do you feel about the death of gocco? Do you see any parallel to Polaroid film?
"I feel sad, Gocco is a very useful tool for artists. It can be an educational and ludic tool at the same time. I have a Polaroid too and i love it either, it's a shame, we are almost in the end of the analogic era, also because of the increasing number of home printers and digital machines."
are you finding hacks or just using other print methods?
"I try to find my supplies, there is a small amount of Gocco suppliers yet but it's getting harder as predicted. I'm not using other print methods for now but I'll have to very soon."
are you squirreling away your dwindling gocco supplies?
"Sure! I'm trying to collect some supplies to keep on using Gocco for a couple of years."
have you seen an increase in demand for gocco prints now that they've discontinued the product?
"Well, not yet, probably because of the difficult times we are all living, but I'm sure the increase will hapen, since there are lots of art colectors all over that would appreciate an original art treasure."