The revival of ornament has seen a resurgence of interest in wallpaper design. Wallpaper is back, but this time it is different. No longer used 360 degrees to cover cracks and imperfections in crumbling plasterwork, wallcoverings are now a means of expressing individuality. The new wallpaper is blurring the division between art and interior decoration. Graphic designers and illustrators are playing with scale and using walls as their canvases, while fashion and textile designers are transferring their fabric prints to paper.
This book is a showcase of fresh and innovative wallpaper designs from 50 artists, including graphic designers such as Kam Tang and Sweden Graphics, Fashion designers such as Basso & Brooke and illustrators such as Japans Chisato Shinya, as well as new directions from established wallpaper designers. Using colour photographs and original design material accompanied by exclusive interviews, this book will illustrate the wide spectrum of approaches to wallpaper with designs produced for the home and commercial spaces.