Flat Vernacular

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Payton and Brian have merged their aesthetic viewpoints with their fine art and design expertise to create, Flat Vernacular, a company that, for now, creates surface treatments for walls and in the future, who knows? I can certainly envision their patterns translating to textiles or product design and their ideas into progressive restaurant and retail interiors.  Presently, we are treated with a collection of wallpaper designs that range from colorful, fashion forward floral to illustrative derby cars that from a distance have a deceptive twist.

Below is another example of how they’ve created designs that from a distance provide a very traditional look and feel while closer inspection reveals their whimsical, playful approach to their work.

Payton and Brian have designed their company with their client in mind, taking great care and time with every project that comes their way. They aim to remain faithful to the tradition and character of wallpaper while taking a more contemporary twist with the designs themselves. Flat Vernacular infuses color, design and their playful spirit into all of their papers.

To get a better sense of the hand-drawn, hand-printed aspects of their work, watch this video by Lilian Haidar.  There are a few time lapse series showing Brian and Payton working together and it is immediately clear what an amazing partnership they have.

And here are a few more of the patterns for your visual delight.

Please join us on August 30th to meet Payton and Brian in person and learn more about their work.  RSVP here.

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