Infused: The Japanese Design Trend

Posted by East End Prints on 2nd Apr 2020

Infused: The Japanese Design Trend

Japan is a heavyweight champion of cool. With a rich culture of art and edgy design infused with ancient processes, stories and nature. Inject the joy you need into your home this spring! From the vintage Matchbox Labels archive and modern linocuts from London, to the colour popping collages of contemporary Berlin based artist Rosi Feist. The Infused collection was curated in homage to the diverse history of Japanese art and design and has everything you need to nail this trend.

Woodblock printing in Japan (木版画, mokuhanga) is a technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre of single sheets, but it was also used for printing books in the same period. Widely adopted in Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868) and similar to woodcut in Western printmaking in some regards, the mokuhanga technique differs in that it uses water-based inks—as opposed to western woodcut, which typically uses oil-based inks. We have the iconic Hokusai's The Great Wave Off Kanagawa available for a digitally printed take on a classic. 

Japanese Style Wall Art

New on the (Wood) Block Rosi Feist tackles all manner of subjects in his paper collages. His images are made up of cut out shapes of bright coloured paper layered to make a school of fish swimming or depict the heights of mount fuji.  

Nature Celebrating Lino Prints Ink Onk - Lino Printing is a modern printing process that calls on similar technology to that of the ancient art of wood block printing. 

Cherry Blossom Pink - If it's pink power you need the beautiful Cherry Blossom's which are appearing at this time of year are a great source of joy. Visit our pink category for the most comprehensive range of contemporary art prints devoted to the iconic hue