Win John Robshaw’s Block Printing Book + Paper Goods!


We are thrilled to take a page from our sister publishing company, Chronicle Books, and share a glimpse of our favorite books and paper goods designed for the creative soul. Enter below for a chance to win all the designer eye candy pictured!

Artist John Robshaw returns from each of his adventures abroad with a newfound appreciation for unique printing techniques. Robshaw’s early interest in photography and painting, coupled with his printmaking experience in college, set the stage for his study abroad experience in China, where he studied Chinese block printing at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. The printmaker became enamored with block printing on textiles during a trip to India while studying for his MBA in painting. He fell in love with the country, the people, and the free-spirited indigenous technique.

A camel helps lighten Robshaw’s textile load.

Although artists have been putting wood to canvas since 3000 B.C.E., the process is believed to have been perfected in India around the twelfth century and then honed into the well-known art form by the seventeenth century by chippas, families of artisans who stamp and print. Using dyes from natural sources like pomegranate rind, turmeric, and even horseshoes, printers press handcarved patterns into rugs and cloths that are later created into home decor accessories. Follow Robshaw as he weaves a story that recounts his artistic journeys through the intricate world of block printing.

Enter your email below to win John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspiration, and Interiors, as well as his companion line of paper goods (pictured above, from left): Ramble & Rove: A Travel Journal, Verdant Garden Eco-Journal, and Creature Notecards.

Contest is open to U.S. residents only and runs through July 16. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

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