We collaborated with printmaker Alexis Snell, to create ‘How the Leopard got his Spots’ velvet. Alexis works with linocuts, creating strange, angular characters that look as if they’ve just emerged from a fairytale. To authentically recreate the handmade effect of the original design we’ve chosen to keep the irregularity in the print, and a closer look will reveal 18 slightly different leopards climbing through the jungle.
“I like things that are a bit dark and strange and I'm always drawn to a good story. A flea market, a late night drunken conversation, an old advert or a matchbox might get me thinking about a new idea. I love working in lino. I once heard someone say there is no room for hesitation or apology in lino cutting and I think that the fact you have to be brave and just go for it appeals to me." - Alexis Snell
Designed to inject a maximalist dose of creative pandemonium into your interior, this rich velvet can be used for upholstery, curtains or blinds.