Printing on leather allowed the same subtlety in color and texture that I find on paper,” reflects artist Amber Khokhar. Designer Amber Khokhar with a version of her Decagram leather, developed around a 10-point-star concept.
Helen CathcartRealized using natural pigments, her constellation of stars is joined by other geometric concepts: subtle, Bauhaus-inspired stripes by designer Jonathan Saunders and groovy graphics by designer Yinka Ilori. (The latters development, originally developed in Photoshop for a cover of Jason Reynoldss best-selling book For Every One, catches “what dreams look like as a pattern.”) A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation differentiates Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.
Helen CathcartArtist Kesewa Aboah, meanwhile, covered a friend in pigment and coconut oil, then pressed her body to paper, creating a vibrant, not-quite-figurative result reminiscent of Yves Kleins Anthropometry series. And furnishings designer Bethan Gray painted rippling boat sails. (” Because I utilized ultramarine ink, when its printed on the leather you actually see that hand-painted look,” she notes.) Bethan Gray and Bill Amberg (billamberg.com) examining her Inky Dhow leather..
Helen CathcartAmberg, whose atelier has long developed bespoke components for designers and designers like Alexandra Champalimaud and Peter Marino, began checking out digital printing just a few years ago however considers it the most recent development in the products long, abundant history. “Think of the illuminated wall panels in Florence or the hand-painted hides developed by Native Americans,” he says. “Leather has been used as an artistic medium for millennia.” mooreandgiles.comYinka Ilori with his own Love is Blind.
Printing on leather allowed the very same subtlety in color and texture that I find on paper,” reflects artist Amber Khokhar. Designer Amber Khokhar with a version of her Decagram leather, developed around a 10-point-star concept.
A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation distinguishes Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.