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Perfectbound and Virginia Johnson

Sunday, 25 May 2008 by Irene Hoofs

And another very interesting post from the Perfectbound ladies,  Julie & Kathryn, about one of their favorite designers from Canada...

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{image via Domino Magazine}
"With so many talented designers out there, from all corners of the world, we were thrilled when we initially came across Virginia Johnson, a Canadian clothing/textile designer and illustrator. The appeal and success of her designs can be directly related to her skills in the art and craft of printmaking. Her illustrations, textiles and fashions are playful, yet chic and charmingly optimistic with their vibrant colours and bold lines.

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After working at Helmut Lang in shoe and accessories design, Virginia Johnson  returned to Toronto to craft herself a career that allowed her the freedom to create what and how she pleased; something that we truly admire! She is such an inspiration for us, which makes her an easy favourite! (The fact that she's Canadian helps, too!)

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Looking through her products, you can find the perfect piece for your closet or home. Virginia Johnson's home collection includes place mats, napkins, pillows and shawls (which are block-printed and can be easily be used as a throw for that chair). You can also purchase her fabric of the bolt! A Pennsylvania based company called Chairloom (specializing in refinishing and reupholstering antique chairs) likes to use Johnson's fabrics, creating a new twist for the vintage pieces. Her organic subjects and line are sure to spark an idea for your own project! (We're thinking curtains, pillow cases, table runners...you get the idea!)"
{Thank you so much Julie & Kathryn}

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