“The 5 Brothers”

The World’s Longest Linoleum Print

1 meter tall x 90 feet long

Planning for the Guinness-World-Record-Setting Print began in March 2006. Because there were 5 artists working on this project we decided that the children’s story “The 5 Brothers” would be an appropriate theme. Each artist depicted one of the brothers. The 5 founding members of Studio Rojo: Laura Isaac, Eric Sweet, Faye Woods, Jerry Flood, and Tuesday Schmidt were each responsible for 54 square feet of the image. Carving started in October 2006 and was finished February of 2007. We estimated the amount of ink and approximate times for pulling the print by doing 18 foot test sections. We quickly discovered that it would take one person keeping the rollers inked and two people inking the linoleum for each 18 foot section so that we could pull the print before the ink dried.

Studio Rojo, 2007: Tuesday Schmidt, Anne Gagel, Laura Isaac, Faye Woods, Jerry Flood, and Eric Sweet.

Above: Inking Laura’s section. It took 5 inking stations 15 minutes to ink the entire linoleum.

Right: A detail from Laura’s section of the print.

We pulled the official Guinness World-Record Print at the “Studio Rojo Rubbin’ Party” for the SGC Printmaking Conference sponsored by Dick Blick, Saturday March 24th, 2007 at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. Over 400 people were in attendance.

Laura Isaac

interdisciplinary art - installation, performance, & mixed media