BLOCK AND PRINT – not just a clothing dye. |Inspiration|

I have always thought the beauty of block printing lies in its tedious process - the detailed designing of the patterns, carving of the blocks, layering of colors and of course the history of its artisans!

Even though block printing is a widely known art of printing on fabrics and textiles not many are aware of its extensive use on wallpapers and leather products. In-fact block printing was the standard method of producing wallpaper until the early 20th century and is still used by a few traditionalist firms.

I happened to stumble upon an enlightening video on the Victoria and Albert Museum website that inspired me to write this post and share my two bits.
The V&A video shows the woodblock printing process William Morris went through to create some of his timeless wallpaper designs; for this pattern he used 30 different blocks, 15 colors and took about 4 weeks to complete the entire printing process!!!
(Sharing a few screenshots for a quick scroll but I encourage you all to watch the full video – linked above.)

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Omkar Mahashabde : Illustrator . Concept Artist . Graphic Designer |Inspiration|

Omkar Mahashabde_Caricatures

We met Omkar at the Screen Printing workshop at Space118 and glad that we did. His illustrations truly speak for him – Effortless! Its seldom that an artist is so smooth both on paper and digital medium – one needs to view more of his work on his blog ‘illustrations design and me’ to understand why we have summed it up in just a word. He is that guy who has revealed what is said never to be revealed….. his TooL KiT…. and thats why we like him so much – effortless and fearless!

Omkar Mahashabde_daily doodles

P.S. My personal favorite is the caricature of Maximus. Also we have this “man with glasses and beard” cartoon personally signed by him… soon to adorn the walls of the MMT office! Yeahhh!!!!

Omkar Mahashabde_Illustrator