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After a long break, I finally took the time to work on a new screen print. Though I have kept on drawing for the better part of the year, I haven’t done any printing (my inkjet does not count …). It almost felt like a shame to have brand-new screens and inks just catching dust in the corner without actually making good use of them. But now that the first test-run has been successfully completed, I’m looking forward for many more to come.

The workshop still needs a lot of love, because the primary focus of artge​rechtes​.de has been on producing organic/​fair-​trade fashion and thus the workshop is optimized for printing on clothes in high editions. Establishing the capabi­lities for handling paper still needs some more equipment to make the process somewhat more effective, but at least the foundation has been laid. My next project will be to improve the printing table.

If you’re interested in buying one of the print shown below, just send an E-Mail to hallo@​fabianmichael.​de or info@​artgerechtes.​de.

After more than a year, I prepared a huge update for this website. A lot has changed — especially under the hood — whereas the layout has been refined at lots of places. Looking back, I collected some thoughts on what the project meant for me and what I learned from it.

In my opinion, personal side projects are always a great way for trying out new things. However, the downside of that is always tht it takes a lot of time. As more of my work shifts towards design and conception, keeping up with the latest web techno­logies is often more than just a trivial side-task. Though I think that my CSS skills are quite good, JavaScript nowadays often feels a bit like rocket science to me. But that’s okay somehow in an industry, that constantly shifts towards more complex products and thus needs more specialists at some points. On the other hand, being a designer with some decent knowledge about web techno­logies is never a disad­vantage, especially not since the day we started to design responsive websites. But I guess the hardest thing to learn when working on personal projects, is how to cope with the non-existent deadline. I would say, the best result would be to end up with something between the minimal solution to accomplish your goal and that fancy result that tops everything comparable you had ever seen before. In the end, you should get something you can feel comfortable with and that suits your needs.

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Das Marburger Bekleidungs- und Siebdruck-Kollektiv Artge​rechtes​.de existiert seit knapp zehn Jahren und handelt ausschließlich mit fair und ökologisch gehan­delter Bekleidung. Gedruckt wird dabei komplett in Handarbeit in der eigenen Manufaktur. Ich freue mich, unserer erstes gemeinsam entstandenes T-Shirt präsen­tieren zu dürfen!

Das gute Stück mit dem Titel Marina kann absofort online bestellt oder direkt bei Artge​rechtes​.de im Laden gekauft werden.

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I’m proud to release the first public beta of my ImageKit plugin for Kirby today. Although the plugin may seem simple at first glance, this has been a long ride. It started about 2 years ago, when I was using WordPress for my private blog. Unhappy with the built-in thumbnail API, I decided to go for something better. After the work on my WordPress plugin was almost done, I switched to Kirby and decided to start from scratch. The plugin grew very quickly and became some kind of monster, including everything from a widget to an extensive image component with support for lazyloading.

After the large amount of API changes, that came with Kirby 2.3.0, I had to adapt a lot of my plugin’s code to keep it working. So I took only the best parts of it and decided to go for a more modular approach this time. Today, I released the first component – the asynchronous thumbs API – on GitHub. I also decided to make ImageKit a commercial plugin, so I will hopefully be able to provide better support for it. 

I’m excited to hear your feedback and hope you enjoy ImageKit!

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