…douard Bťnťdictus

These pochoir are from the portfolio entitled, ďVariationsĒ by French designer and print maker …douard Bťnťdictus (1878 - 1930) and printed by Saude in 1924.

Each print showcases several of his dramatic designs appropriate for fabric or wall treatment, one of the landmark creations of Art Deco graphic design in France. Bťnťdictusí fabrics and carpets are still in production, and his work continues to inspire designers today.

More on the pochoir technique: Pochoir (French for ďstencilĒ) is a type of screen printing where the outlines of the design are produced first, then color is applied through a series of stencils. Pochoir was frequently used to create prints of intense color, and was at its height of popularity in France during the 1920ís, when they were used to create prints devoted to fashion, patterns, and architectural design, and most most often used for book illustration.

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