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Barneby Gates Typecast wallpaper


Barneby Gates seem to be the people of the moment to go to for an unusual wallpaper. You may remember their promenade wallpaper which mixed up fashions of different eras: they've now applied the same principle to typography with their Typecast wallpaper.

The paper is covered with a range of vintage fonts, starting at heavy wooden block prints and go through to graffiti type lettering. The ornate feel is enhanced by the use of gold prints. As an added twist, there's apparently a hidden message in the paper – you can't tell from the image, so you'll have a buy a roll if you want to find out what it says. 

The paper costs £75 a roll.

Buy it from Rockett St George

Categories / Design and Interiors

Barneby Gates Promenade wallpaper

More quirky wallpaper, this time courtesy of Barneby Gates and their Promenade design.

You may remember their This Other Eden wallpaper, which appeared to be composed of old photographs. This design also has a vintage appearance, looking like a traditional toile design. Peer a bit closer (there's a close-up over the page to help you) and you'll see an extraordinary range of characters, based on changing fashions of the twentieth-century. So you get a fully decked out teddy boy talking to a flapper boy, or a punk addressing an Edwardian lady. The characters promenade even takes them past iconic temples to fashion such as the Biba store. 

The design is great fun and is sure to be a talking point for many more years. It costs £65 a roll. 

Buy it from Rockett St George

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