Art: London’s Darkroom Ndebele Print Inspiration

Rhonda Drakeford / Darkroom [Africa Inspired]

Darkroom - Ndebele print

The bold and highly distinctive geometric patterns adorning the walls of traditional Ndebele buildings have provided inspiration for some colourful art prints. Created by Rhonda Drakeford, Creative Director of acclaimed London store Darkroom; the prints are A1 in size, printed onto Enhanced Velvet paper and make use of the Giclée printing process; a spraying/squirting technique used for large format work, one that is not dissimilar to how an inkjet printer works. Giclée prints use special light-fast inks that if kept out of the sun should hold the colour for about 25 years.

Ndebele Prints - Darkroom

[Image credits: Ndebele Print 1 and 2 – Rhonda Drakeford/Darkroom]

The Darkroom is a concept store carrying an eclectic mix of handmade fashion and interiors accessories and aims to promote the works of unknown and emerging designers and artisans from across the globe. Continually questioning the boundaries between design and art, the Darkroom explores the intersection of fashion and interiors and looks at how different factors like materials, scale and form impact on each other. African art, jewellery and textiles are a passion, influencing the Darkroom’s own collections. 

…an iconic South African classic

Additional information sourced from: http://painting.about.com

Additional details:
Prints priced at: £150
For further information and to purchase visit: www.darkroomlondon.com

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