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Brief Published: 10 Mar 2011

Witty Wallpaper


To celebrate the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition The Cult of Beauty – which examines the Aesthetic movement in Britain between 1860 and 1900 – illustrator Matt Blease has designed a wallpaper for London department store Liberty.

Featuring cartoons of celebrities and notable figures from the fashion and creative industries, the wallpaper is inspired by Punch magazine. The publication, which was popular during this era, published humorous cartoons of public figures.

Blease has taken this format and modernised it for Liberty by crafting satirical illustrations of pop culture stars such as singer Beth Ditto, model Kate Moss, designer Tom Dixon and fashion stylist Katie Grand. The illustrations will be displayed in one of Liberty’s windows from today.