The Sunday Paper #265
June 23, 2019
I recently interviewed the proprietors of Papillon Papers on Paper Talk (see below). Here you see one of their beautiful old/new designs. They cut the block and hand printed a design they resurrected from the 18th century on Indian cotton rag handmade paper.
In the Studio: Madeleine & Vernon Wiering on Paper Talk
Vernon & Madeleine Weiring, a father-daughter team based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently launched their company Papillon Papers. I fell in love with some of the gorgeous decorated papers I’ve seen on their website and wanted to learn more about them, especially after reading that they call themselves design archeologists – how cool is that? – they dig through the past to find designs and decorated papers and resurrect them. In this episode we talk about how they look through old books, mostly from the 19th century, seeking decorative end paper designs that appeal to them, and then bring theses sheets that have been hidden under the covers of old books back to life! Listen to our conversation to find out how they are doing this.
Oh my goodness, these are too cute! I love the Japanese collapsible chochin lantern form and have experimented with it quite a bit. These caps are made by a chochin lantern-making business. They come complete with an adjustable leather strap and the use of natural materials give them a great amount of breathability, making them cool to wear on hot summer days.
The show Sheets of Paper closed awhile ago, but I find it’s premise so interesting. Three artists took a 5′ x 7′ sheet of paper and turned it into a work of art. Talk about a blank canvas! Squire Broel created his charcoal drawing on the floor and then decided to install it in the same fashion.
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