I’m Rudy Marchal, founder and artistic director of CAMPINKCOSMOS.
WELCOME TO CAMPINKCOSMOS : SILKSCREEN & TATTOO KINGDOM !
WE WILL PRINT FOR YOU & YOUR BUSINESS : Tote Bags, Aprons, T-Shirts ...
FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR IDEAS.
FLY WITH US.
CAMPINKCOSMOS: the name…
Camp is the expression of an LGBTQI+ sensitivity, typified by characteristics such as irony, aestheticism, theatricality and humour.
Being camp means having fun with gender and sexuality, playfully disrupting the proscriptive conventions of the dominant culture.
Ink is what flows from us.
We use it to beautify and illuminate, to testify to our experiences, champion our allegiances and proclaim our connection to people and places, ideas and ideals.
Cosmos is our universe, and also a tribute to "Camping Cosmos’, a must-see Belgian film directed by Jan Bucquoy in 1996.
The CAMPINKCOSMOS: project:
The project was inspired by my desire to defend these values and share them with other artists (and also with the curious in search of creativity and learning). A Sputnik-like, post-punk chalet houses a tattoo workshop, alongside a screen-printing space dedicated to the culture and values of the CAMP movement, and reminiscent of the high camp atmosphere of the ’70s.
Pre-Stonewall gay culture was hidden in the shadows of the metaphorical closet.
Tattoos are ubiquitous in queer sub-culture. The symbols and codes hidden in the tattoos of the European and American “old school” as well as those of the Weimar Republic became visible symbols in post-Stonewall era streets and metro stations and are commonplace today in underground circles.
T-Shirts, illustrations and street art from the queer world are another way of showing who we are and what we value, sharing and promoting LGBTQI+ visibility.
INK flows from us!
Come with us, stepping out of closet and into the light!