Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Faust Haus for John Robshaw Textiles

Photo by Erin Derby

John Robshaw spent years wandering around India, Indonesia and Southeast Asia studying the techniques of artisans and learning traditional methods of woodblock printing, batiking and hand-dyeing.

Through his travels John established a network of artists and craftsmen who hand block and embroider super-soft cottons, silks and linens. His designs range from suble (the sheets are gorgeous and soooo soft/crisp) to bold and colorful (holy crap that kiwi duvet).

Faust Haus was asked to redesign John Robshaw Textiles' fall catalogue, promotional material and website earlier this summer and couldn’t wait to dig in. We were lucky enough to get our hands on some of John's batik wax proofs, blockprint tests, photographs and vintage printed material to use as inspiration.

Our first promo concepts used these assests (and Benguiat Gothic!) to create the vibe of a travelogue:

Concept Art for John Robshaw Textiles

For the catalogue and website, we were asked to strip down the design and let the textiles themselves tell the story:

Catalogue pages

Website: Coming soon!


Anonymous Emily said...

Ooooh. So pretty. Did he let you keep some of them scraps? I feel like you could have a crafty project coming on...

August 15, 2006  
Blogger Faust Haus said...

No, they are his collection, I will definitely be returning them…

August 15, 2006  
Blogger Eben Matthews said...

Great stuff, Leah -
Really. Nice.

August 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when will the new website be up?

September 18, 2006  
Blogger Faust Haus said...

No idea...that task has been passed on to Kyle David Group in Allentown, PA! You can contact them and inquire about a launch date...

September 18, 2006  

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