Judd Street Gallery Pattern Paper

There is a long history to 'pattern paper', leading from 18th century Italy to 1920s London, where the famous Curwen Press revived the tradition of decorative binding papers using repeating patterns. They commissioned young artists who soon became famous: Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Graham Sutherland.

In the 1980s, we were running a gallery from home in Bloomsbury, and had the idea of reviving this tradition. Although the gallery is now only a publishing business, with no public presence, we have kept the range of papers going with new additions, and a cross-over with the Pollocks Toy Museum Trust.

We have recently restored two designs to our range, No.2, a star pattern by Enid Marx, and No.5, by Robert Simon, who himself worked at the Curwen Press until the 1980s.

The papers are supplied wholesale, and trade enquiries are welcome. The minimum order is 100 sheets. Please contact Alan Powers pasquito@aol.com

For customers requiring smaller quantities, these are some of the shops that stock our range:

Ben Pentreath, 17 Rugby Street, London WC1

Edwards and Todd, 25A Museum Street,, London WC1A 1JU

Lutyens and Rubinstein, 21 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EV

Shepherds/Falkiners, Gillingham Street, London SW1 

The Woodstock Bookshop, 23 Oxford Street, Woodstock OX20 1TH

Lotte Inch, 8 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL