Sidewall, "Isobar", 2004
Screen-print on paper.
Gift of Timorous Beasties. 2007-56-2.
- Designed by Timorous Beasties
What is this?
White irregular circular motifs on a deep red background. This design was inspired by the isobar, which is a line on a chart or map used to indicate weather patterns or barometric readings.
Why is this in our collection?
Isobar is an excellent example of contemporary British design as well as contemporary wallpaper design in general. The Glasgow design firm, Timorous Beasties, has been of great interest to both the Textiles and Wallcoverings departments since its founding in 1990. The museum acquired three Timorous Beasties textiles that same year. The founders of the group, Paul Simmons and Alistair MacAuley, met as students of textile design at Glasgow School of Art. As Timorous Beasties, they have consistently produced exceptionally innovative work in the field of surface design. Depicting uncompromisingly contemporary images on traditional textiles and wallpapers, their provocative style was once described as “William... more