Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Kevin O'Brien

The rare art of hand screenprinting on textiles lives on in Kevin O'Brien's world of home furnishings - no button pushing and popping out on the conveyor belts here. Just the beauty of plain old craftmanship. Amen! "It's Art Nouveau aesthetic with a cottage industry style" according to a recent article in the New York Times. Jon witnessed these lush lux fabrics of silk velvet and cotton velvet in person at the New York Int'l Gift Fair . The pillow demonstrates another effect called burn out and the table runner (thanks d*s) the effect of hand screenprinting. Learn more about Kevin O'Brien here.