Friday, July 27, 2012
The shoot - location courtesy of Manysquaremetres
DMT is one of the few events of the year that gives us a swift kick up the proverbial to get things done. All those pesky creative things on our to-do list like "design new prints" and "upholster some chairs" and "do a proper photo shoot". Most days we just tend to find ourselves pushing the squeegee around and using MYOB and replying to emails. And more emails.
So, we're pretty darn excited to finally show you a bit of newness. Prints, cushions, furniture - all captured with some pretty photos. Fun times!
Introducing three new textile prints (that's right, three!). Grevillea Superb, Watercolour Stripe and Blockprint.
New prints on cushions
Grevillea in Mustard 60cm cushion (ceramics by Abby Seymour)
Blockprint 45cm cushions
Here they are as meterage in the shop (now with added spiel!):
Grevillea Superb in Portello
Grevillea Superb in Mustard & Greylead
The spiel: Drawn from life and enlarged in scale, the Grevillea design was conceived when Tegan picked these stems from her front garden on the way to work one morning. Both colours in this design are printed from a single screen - the second colour is printed with the screen rotated 180 degrees and offset by half a repeat.
Watercolour Stripe in Toffee
Watercolour Stripe in Moss
The spiel: Watercolour stripe is all about celebrating texture and process. Painted watercolour stripes have been scanned, halftoned and enlarged, resulting in a textural print that is beautiful both at a distance and up close. Both colours have been printed from a single screen, with a 180 degree rotation.
Blockprint in Juniper
Blockprint in Persimmon
The spiel: Blockprint pays homage to one of the most simple yet satisfying forms of printmaking - the lino print. Cut, printed, scanned, then turned into a screen, Blockprint combines the beautiful irregularities of linoprinting with the precision of screenprinting.
Hope you like!
xx Lara & Teegs.