Wallpaper and fabric designers always have one foot in the design world and the other in the art world. Taking cues from fine art keeps repeat patterns fresh and thrilling.
This is why when we got word of the new collaboration between Flavor Paper and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, our jaws literally dropped. What a match made in heaven! Flavor paper, a company already known for its daring designs and bold statements, was given access to the Foundations archive of Warhol’s work as inspiration for the company’s new collection.
Would Andy be happy about this aesthetic pairing? We think so. We find many parallels between Warhol’s fascination with pop culture and the subject matter of Flavor Paper most popular wallpapers. And since Flavor Paper released their take on Warhol’s art work, it’s clear that the patterns sure do pop!
Installation of Flowers wallpaper
Small Flowers wallpaper
Crowd (Where’s Warhol) wallpaper …Can you spot Andy?
In classic Flavor Paper form, the papers are adorned with a mix of overlapping screen prints, metallics, reflective mylar substrates, and a dash of glitter. As for subject matter, the designers at Flavor Paper utilized a wide range of Warhol goodness for inspiration, such as rare illustrations, iconic paintings, silkscreen prints, and film stills.
Detail shot of Camouflage wallpaper, Check out that glitter!
Detail shot of Empire wallpaper, the whole pattern is a duotone image (made of time dots)
Detail of the texture in Shoes wallpaper
Here are some in-depth images of Warhol wallpaper being manufactured at Flavor Paper’s screen printing studio:
Flavor Paper released The Warhol collection as part of their company’s 10 year anniversary. There’s no better way to celebrate, for a company who employs some of the world’s most talented artists and designers, than to join forces with The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts. The foundation has awarded nearly $250,000,000 in grants to artists as an ongoing effort to support new generations of visual artists. Flavor Paper launched the collection in a large warehouse space, a nod back to The Factory.
We are proud to carry all the Warhol wallpapers in our showroom. These amazing patterns are true show stoppers. Come in and see for yourself!