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Friday
Jan072011

the making of: dangerous liasons

Designed by Legendre+Rutter to pay homage to the 2009 theatre poster for the Canberra Repertory Society production of the 18th-century tale, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”; Chicago designer Lance Rutter’s original illustration and lettering achieved its rich coloration and detail with a unique process that included rendering every line with a brush pen and printing directly on bright red paper.

Hand-tufted—in reverse, then backed—using Indian and New Zealand wools, each dangerous liaisons rug takes approximately two days to produce. Execution of the design is a tribute to the talent of the craftsmen who interpret the original illustration into a tapestry using just six yarn colors.

To fully appreciate the drama of the design, contact your local hardware store for hardware to hang one on a wall as artwork.

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Reader Comments (2)

I love the idea of making posters into rugs or other objects. This is very cool. We don't see them enough out on the streets anymore, so it's nice to see them somewhere. Thanks for making this.

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterjBrummel

I also found a blog post about how the original printed poster was made too.

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterjBrummel

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