Printing on leather permitted the same subtlety in color and texture that I discover on paper,” shows artist Amber Khokhar. Designer Amber Khokhar with a variation of her Decagram leather, established around a 10-point-star concept.
Helen CathcartRealized using natural pigments, her constellation of stars is joined by other geometric themes: subtle, Bauhaus-inspired stripes by designer Jonathan Saunders and groovy graphics by designer Yinka Ilori. (The latters creation, initially conceived in Photoshop for a cover of Jason Reynoldss very popular book For Every One, captures “what dreams look like as a pattern.”) A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation identifies Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.
Helen CathcartArtist Kesewa Aboah, meanwhile, covered a buddy in pigment and coconut oil, then pressed her body to paper, creating a dynamic, not-quite-figurative result reminiscent of Yves Kleins Anthropometry series. And furnishings designer Bethan Gray painted billowing boat sails. (” Because I utilized ultramarine ink, when its printed on the leather you truly see that hand-painted look,” she notes.) Bethan Gray and Bill Amberg (billamberg.com) inspecting her Inky Dhow leather..
Helen CathcartAmberg, whose atelier has long developed custom elements for designers and architects like Alexandra Champalimaud and Peter Marino, started exploring digital printing just a couple of years ago but considers it the newest advancement in the materials long, abundant history. “Think of the lit up wall panels in Florence or the hand-painted hides created by Native Americans,” he states.
Printing on leather enabled the exact same subtlety in color and texture that I find on paper,” reflects artist Amber Khokhar. Designer Amber Khokhar with a variation of her Decagram leather, established around a 10-point-star theme.
A subtle, bauhaus-inspired gradation differentiates Wander leather by designer Jonathan Saunders.