Screen printing was first developed in China sometime between the 8th and 11th Century AD. It then gradually spread to other parts of Asia and later, in the late 1700s, to Europe. In more modern decades, the likes of Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg made the art of screen printing prominent in the public’s minds. Now a new generation of screen printers is emerging and one of my favorites is the young Anglo-Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka who has just opened a new online store where her work can be purchased.
Sanna Annukka studied at the University of Brighton on the south coast of England. In her final year, her speciality moved to the area of screen printing and the results of her practice are truly stunning. As well as being commissioned to illustrate an album cover of well known British band Keane, she has also had her work showcased and sold in London stores. You can read more about the young and talented Anglo-Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka on her new website which can be found here: Illustrator and print maker Sanna Annukka.
These prints would look lovely in a variety of rooms such as a home study or dining room. Their intricacy is something to admire and contemplate over time and is bound to offer new perspectives and discoveries each viewing. Most are made of between three and four colors of similar hues which will mean they will compliment a certain interior color scheme wonderfully.
So what is screen printing exactly? You can find detailed information on this subject as well as its history on the following page: Screen-Printing.