Papillon Papers

The Sunday Paper #265 June 23, 2019

Paper of the Week: Papillon Papers

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.

Italian diamond block printed sheet from Papillon

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Papillon Papers

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. Enjoy!

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Dutch Ornamental Sheets

The Sunday Paper #243

January 20, 2019

Paper of the Week: Dutch Ornamental Sheets

I read about Papillon Papers on the Book Arts Listserv this week, a company run by Madeleine and Vernon Wiering, a daughter and father design team. They call themselves design archaeologists: they dig through the past to find designs and decorated papers and resurrect them by reproducing and reimagining these often

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