New shirts and dresses
In the shop
I can't talk about hand-blocked wallpaper without thinking of Marthe Armitage's beautiful papers. She is one of those people I want to be when I grow up. Plus she is so exactly right when she talks about why we all need to draw. Even though what Banquet does is finished on a screen, its all starts by putting pencil to paper and that's everything.
Love this video on the fine art of making wallpaper, especially the guy mixing paint colours in giant metal buckets. And the hand blocked paper in the beginning. What a dream!
Many thanks to my friend Simon, lover of euphorbias, for sharing.
We're not quite convinced about the whole black friday thing, but we do want to say thank you to all of you from all of us, so we're jumping on the bandwagon with our shop small sale.
Today through Monday use the code HOLIDAYMAGIC for 20% off in our online shop.
There are notebooks that make great secret santa gifts for the office party, an educational manimals screen print for your genius nephew, hand-printed hand print kitchen linens for your wacky sister, temporary tattoos make great stocking stuffers for your honey, and if you're lucky you can snag one of the last of our 2016 calendars, maybe even two: one for mom and one for you.
Don't forget tonight and tomorrow's pop up sale at Selectors' Records in Chinatown. It will be the only sale we will be participating in this holiday and we hope to see you there. We’ll have a selection of prints, holiday cards, fresh table linens (fresh as in we found a new yardage printer and they are amazing!), calendars and a bunch of other items from our archives.
One more Egypt post -
So excited to finally be able to share with you special project we have been working on for The Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York. In conjunction with their exhibition "Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom" we've designed a suite of Egyptology prints only found at The Met or through their online shop. If you're in New York be sure to check out this amazing exhibit! @metmuseum #metmuseum #MiddleKingdomEgypt #banquetworkshop @themetstore
Available at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Also, as an aside, that slug you can see on the belt buckle in the Egyptian Jewels print shown above is actually a viper hieroglyph (used as a possessive pronoun, as in Pharaoh-his). Gotta love a snake with horns.
So excited to finally be able to share with you a special project we have been working on for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In conjunction with their exhibition "Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom" we've designed a suite of Egyptology prints, cards, and other good things only found at The Met or through their online shop. If you're in New York be sure to check out this amazing exhibit!
You can see more in their online shop, and of course in person. Having seen most of the pieces that are featured in this exhibition, I can confidently say this is an inspiring and powerful show not to be missed!