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Emperor’s Acrobats

Emperor’s Acrobats

Recently while I was working on new designs for Wooster & Prince, my friend and frequent collaborator, John McDonald, shared with me some of his own research on Jean-Baptiste Pillement, the French godfather of Rococo chinoiserie.  Pillement’s designs and etchings from the late 1700′s often featured fantastical drawings of what Europeans imagined “the Orient” to be like. […]