To accompany the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Cult of Beauty exhibition, illustrator Matt Blease has created a wallpaper made from cartoons of design greats and celebrities, which will form a backdrop at Liberty’s V&A Cult of Beauty windows at its store in London.
Blease says, ‘The cult of beauty exhibition looks at the aesthetic movement from 1860 to 1900. One of the things that I loved from this time was the weekly magazine Punch. It created humorous and satirical illustrations of popular figures, I though it would be nice to look at this again, but with a modern twist.’
All of the characters are linked to the store in some way. Grayson Perry was commissioned to create a Liberty print for the stores and Tom Dixon has worked on a number of interiors projects for the store, including the Liberty Café.
The windows will be unveiled tomorrow, but here’s a sneak peak of Blease’s wallpaper.