Designer Miles Perry was silk-screening shirts in his studio in Portland, Maine a few years ago when he realized that he didn't want to just be another guy screen-printing t-shirts. Not that there was anything wrong with that, of course. But this is Maine, a place where pretense (if it comes) dies. So he decided to see how his simple but subtly sublime renderings of images taken from everyday life would look on burlap. Anchors and timepieces. Simple typography. Iconic images of a bygone era. The stuff of nostalgia Americana. And so began Fiber and Water, a design studio dedicated to the design and craft of hand-pressed burlap wall art.
Miles came down from the coast this past weekend for a little taste of the Brooklyn scene (he knows markets from the SoWa kids in Boston) and we were thrilled to see that these works were equally at home in L.L. Bean as they were in WillyB and we look forward to seeing more burlap from Miles in our borough and beyond this year. In the meantime, check out Fiber and Water on Etsy to get it now.