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#LBBPicks: Check Out Kitschy Cool Prints From The 19th Century

Nupur posted on 09 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

An exhibition of quirky kitsch, as expressed through vintage textile labels and chromolithographs, is being held at the ARTISANS' Centre for Art Craft & Design.

What Is It?

The exhibition, Ephemera, will display items known as chromolithographs - a type of coloured prints - which have been culled from collections across the country, and date back to the 1800s.

Design nerds will know that these are hailed as the precursors of graphic design and mass communication. The textile labels were visualised in Britain, printed in Germany, and shipped to distant markets in colonial India. There's also calendar art by Raja Ravi Varma to ogle at.

So We're Thinking…


Our country was kitsch before kitsch became cool, so why not give this a look for some good old inspiration {instead of looking things up on Pinterest}?

#LBBTip: A hoard of collectibles will be available, with something for everyone – from first-time buyers, to seasoned collectors of British Raj memorabilia and popular culture.

Where: ARTISANS' , 52-56 Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort

When: August 11 -17, 11am to 7pm

Contact: +919820145397

Check out the Facebook event here

Photos courtesy: Artisans'