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Tokyo Pear

Tokyo Pear is a letterpress studio and shop that got its start in Seattle, Washington and then relocated to Japan in 2007. The brand is owned by Eriko and Darren who decided to introduce independent letterpress to Japan. Their graphics are minimal and show a definite folk art influence. You can follow them on their website and purchase a few of their items on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Tokyo Pear.

Bunnie Reiss

Bunnie Reiss is well known for her cosmic and symmetrical imagery. The Los Angeles-based artist is of Eastern European descent and her work exhibits both Russian and Polish folk art embellishments which she applies to murals, installations, textile and paintings. She is a collector of weathered objects and will often transform them into unique works of art.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Bunnie Reiss.

Gunta Stölzl (1897 – 1983)

If money was no object, these textile studies by Gunta Stölzl would hang on our walls.  The German textile designer and weaver played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop. Her work typifies the distinctive style of Bauhaus textiles. She created immense change within the textile field by uniting art practices with traditional textile techniques. She was the only woman to teach at the Bauhaus and became the first woman Master at the school. She has also written a book covering her teaching tenure called, “Gunta Stölzl: Bauhaus Master”.

Images: Courtesy of guntastölzl.org.