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Juju Papers, the Portland, Oregon artisanal wallpaper studio helmed by artist Avery Thatcher, introduces Graffito, a wallpaper collection based on the theme of mark-making. The new series is simultaneously whimsical and glamorous, featuring abstract runes, signs and symbols rendered in sumptuous metallic colors.
The eco-friendly, hand-screenprinted papers are made in small batches and are customizable, and intended for residential, hospitality and workspace.
Thatcher notes, “Graffito explores the simple power of mark-making, tracing all the way back to those who scratched pictograms on walls, caves and bones. The patterns in the collection are united by their glyphic, graphic qualities: gestural, non-fussy abstractions of such varied inspirations as handwriting, a star-lit sky or masonry wall.”
Thatcher’s signature impact and surprise comes from the collision of humble line drawings with her deluxe metallic inks. The glossy gold, gunmetal and diamond finishes add a layer of elegance to the understated imagery.
Four patterns in a total of fifteen colorways:
Bomba: improvisational composition of lively scribbles, dashes, zig zags, waves, and scrawling lines. Thatcher took her cues from handwritten signatures, the ultimate individual mark-making. Five two-tone metallic colorways: Gold on Cream, Gold on Charcoal, Diamonds and Pearls on Cream, Gunmetal on Navy, Gunmetal on Blush, Gunmetal on Cream.
The Pearl: eccentrically-drawn and arrayed shapes abstract a stone mason’s hand-constructed wall. Four two-tone metallic colorways: Gold on Cream, Gold on Charcoal, Diamonds and Pearls on Cream, Gunmetal on Blush.
Pavlova: delicate overlapping curves, arcs and bends. Named for the Russian ballerina, famous for her sylphlike appearance, grace of movement and expressive nature. Three duo-tone metallic colorways: Gunmetal on Cream, Diamonds and Pearls on Cream, Gold on Cream.
Dusk: minutely-scaled squares and rectangles imprecisely scattered; they appear animated, as sparkling stars or glitter in a rock quarry. Two two-tone metallic colorways: Gold on Cream, Gold on Charcoal.
Sustainable materials. The Graffito collection of hand-printed wallpapers is made with non-VOC water-based inks, printed on sustainably harvested pulp paper with a natural clay coating. The collection is also available in a variety of Type II commercial-grade options including Mylar, Terralon Smooth and Smooth Vinyl (all low VOC). Terralon Smooth is a PVC-free product made with polyester/natural fiber technology containing over 31% recycled materials.
Customizable. The studio offers bespoke services, and all papers may be specified in custom colors.
Juju’s signature style combines the informal look of outsider art with an elegant and approachable touch, all marked by sophisticated craftsmanship and unparalleled quality.