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Juju Papers, Avery Thatcher’s Portland, Oregon-based wallcoverings studio, is set to launch an unorthodox series of hand-printed papers this spring at ICFF. Titled High Dive, the new designs are all about the sweeping gesture, generous scale and lavish precious-metal colorways. “High Dive is bold, risky,” Thatcher suggests. From an exotic cannabis landscape to an over-the-top op art maze, these patterns express surprise, sensuality and daring. Thatcher is known for glamming up familiar motifs by portraying them in lush metallic inks; new color Champagne, an effervescent, semi transparent silver-gold, joins the Juju Papers palette. 


Thatcher notes, “The oversized scale common to the four patterns introduces a bit of drama and surprise. Wallpaper is a great opportunity to bring some risk into a space - a counterbalance to architectural structure and the clean lines of most furniture. I wanted this series to exude the unpredictability of dripping paint strokes or a verdant plant. The contrast of a wild, washy gesture to a measured, controlled line."


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Le Freak: A calligraphic maze of monumental scale, reminiscent of Robert Motherwell or Jean Arp. Two two-tone metallic colorways: Champagne on Cream, Gunmetal on Cream.

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Maxi: A dichotomy of prominent negative space balanced against thick, painterly ring and line shapes. Three two-tone metallic colorways: Gold on Cream, Champagne on Cream, Gold on Charcoal.

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Parquet: A collage of variable stripes, puzzled together in an asymmetrical, painterly version of parquetry. Three duo-tone metallic colorways: Gold on Cream, Gold on Charcoal, Gunmetal on Navy.

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Wild Thing: Lush botanical at first glance; edgy cannabis forest at second glance. Simplified to the most basic form, but then subverted and wrought in gloss. Four two-tone metallic colorways: Gold on Cream, Diamonds and Pearls on Cream, Gold on Charcoal, Gunmetal on Navy.

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Interested in getting your hands on High Dive? We are working hard to create samples and print rolls of the new line. You can have a first look and order here!

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April 17, 2018 by Lindsay Kretchun