In my last year of University College we had to elaborate a big project where research and creativity came together. I decided to look into a centuries-old printing method; the monoprint. This simple method only requires a smooth plate and some ink and is very easy to apply. The reason why this method is long forgotten is because you can only make one print each time (hence the name ‘mono’) which makes every print unique. I used this technique to illustrate short stories from the book “Slowly, as fast as they could” from the Dutch author Toon Tellegen. These stories have their own weird and mysterious beauty, which is perfectly represented by the monoprint technique.