Our SPDG members Sarah Schwartz and Ruby Geisler have just launched their new block-printed wallpaper collection! They’ve named this collection “First Impression,” not only because it’s their first, but also to pay homage to the centuries-old artisan technique of hand block printing by which it's made.
To print each pattern, an artisan painstakingly carves the design into a wooden block that’s no larger than 6.75”, with a separate block carved for each color. The block is dipped in ink, and then carefully placed on the surface of the paper where the impression is made, over and over until the pattern is complete. The result is a unique work of art, celebrating the perfect imperfections of the artisan’s hand. Each roll has a distinct and special quality that could never be attained by machine.
The results are stunning. The marriage of the colorful, graphic designs and the artisanal process make for wallpaper that is bold, organic, and simultaneously modern and traditional.
Check out The First Impression Collection on Sarah & Ruby's website.