Wallpaper* Handmade is the magazine’s groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design. Each year, Wallpaper* commissions select designers, makers and manufacturers to create one-off items of furniture, fittings, fashions, food and more.
For the fifth year of the exhibition held during Salone del Mobile in Milan and Design Week in New York, Flavor Paper was paired with the Haas Brothers to create a unique hand printed mural. Entitled Animal Party, the piece tells the story of a group of animals who ate fermented marula fruit in the jungle, leaving them drunk and very “friendly” with each other. This creation is complex in design, drawing, materials and sheer logistics. The Haas Brothers created the original artwork, then Jon Sherman created an intricate layering system of color separations to maximize the number of colors and effects that could be achieved. The final mural consisted of five panels requiring 72 silkscreens that were hand printed at Flavor Paper’s studio in Brooklyn, incorporating DayGlo colors, glow in the dark and a copper Mylar mirrored background for peeking metallic effects throughout. The mural has three lives – daylight, backlight and glow in the dark depending on the lighting conditions.
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