Monday, August 17, 2009

Scottish Thistle Wallpaper

Scottish Thistle

Timorous Beasties Thistle Wallpaper


The name Timorous Beasties comes from the Robert Burn's poem.
"To a Mouse" (pronounced - Moose)

Noted for its surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers,
the design studio Timorous Beasties was founded in Glasgow in 1990
by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons,
who met while studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art.

By depicting uncompromisingly contemporary images on traditional textiles and wallpapers, Timorous Beasties has defined an iconoclastic style of design once described as “William Morris on acid.” Typical is the Glasgow Toile. Timorous Beasties are experimental in approach to both hand-printing and machine production. These changes are reflected in an evolving aesthetic: from early wayward interpretations of naturalistic images of insects, plants and fish; to a searingly contemporary graphic style which, as Glasgow Toile illustrates, explores social and political issues.
THIS is NOT WHAT YOUR GRANDMA HAD!!!!
Please visit their site to be surprised.
http://www.timorousbeasties.com

4 comments:

studioJudith said...

What a great look ... . will have to check their website.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh great, will check that out!
xoxo

kate said...

great post, Gina, love the botanical thistle
kate

Charlie said...

Hi Gina, I love the black and white botanical! It is so unusual to see a botanical print in black and white and it looks amazing.