Monday, August 04, 2008

Pochoirs

This online exhibition of pochoir images is hosted by the Smithsonian Institution website. Called `Vibrant Visions' this collection of pochoir illustrations have been selected from the collection in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum library, and can be viewed either by category; by artist, illustrator, designer; or by journals and books. Artists include Sonia Delaunay and George Barbier. Particuarly popular in France in the early 1900s, pochoir prints are richly coloured illustrations that are created by using a stencil process. The 35 images in this resource feature designs for interiors, furniture, decorative book bindings, fashion plates and colourful patterns. A useful bibliography is also provided, as well as information on the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library.
Link: http://www.sil.si.edu/ondisplay/pochoir/
Access: Free