Or as the Chinese would say, "Gong Xi Fa Ca!" Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, marking the start of 15 days of celebration for the Year of the Dragon. In the Chinese calendar it is the year 4709.
People born in the Year of the Dragon are said to be strong, self-assured, eccentric, intellectual and passionate. Dragon themed presents seem appropriate for anyone you know with a birthday coming up who was born in 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952 (who are having their own little Diamond Jubilee moment this year), 1940, 1928, 1916...
STARCH GREEN is a small studio in West London, set up by artist-designers Jonathan Mercer and Kate Fishenden.
Our focus is on hand-made design, using craft skills to create artwork and objects that add positively to the pattern of life, balancing home and work and creating a feeling of well-being. Our strong commitment to family, work-life balance and applied art combines to deliver a range of distinctive pattern papers, illustrations, prints and products, and a human approach to design.
Our talents dovetail, both having skills in illustration, design and typography. Whilst Jonathan’s wood engravings are the source and inspiration for repeat patterns, prints and stationery, Kate brings in the art of silkscreen printing to create fine art prints and extend the work on to textiles. We collaborate on the design of products developed to enhance the pattern of life. Production centres around the Albion press in the shed, the kitchen table and the studio.
We also take commissions for repeat patterns, label design, illustration, bespoke social stationery and small print runs.
For more information or to arrange a viewing of the portfolio, please contact Kate Fishenden on 020 8749 6098 or by email.