Design Inspiration- Woodblock Printing.

Not much writing for today but I’ve been drooling over these pictures of woodblock printing. Im sharing them with all of you and I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me!!

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This stunning collection of blocks contains each page of text. Dating from the 1st century, each block is handcarved by skilled craftsmen. These are first instance of the printed word- 3 centuries before the Egyptians

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Indian Ajrak printing. Working with pattern repeats and different coloured details, this technique is still used by brands such as Colefax and Fowler.

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Ukrainian Vibijki printing uses circular and paisley prints in monotone. The tradional skirts are printed using this techniques and by skilled ladies who have dedicated thier lives to thier craft.

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