Geisha Dark series from seasons 1-3
Almost all of the products are printed on leather, a process which required a lot of trial and error
in the beginning as there was virtually no-one doing this when they started out. The results from printing on suede are pretty incredible as the inks sink deep into the material and give it a hand painted feel. The colours are rich, deep, and vibrant. The buffalo leather is heavier, more rigid and has a darker tone with a slight sheen. Artwork printed onto the buffalo takes on a more antique feel picking up the sepia and brown tones of the leather. And as all leather is a natural material each hide has it’s own individual characteristics - colour variations and marks in the form of healed scars, blemishes, scratches, growth marks, differing fibre densities, and hair pore structures. This all adds to making each product a little more interesting and individual.
Having the artwork made into products that people are prepared to shell out for and
wear is a buzz and the whole process gives the artwork a new sense of purpose. And when printed on leather IT SMELLS DAMN GOOD! Some images of the bags are below along with some of the original artwork.