♥ Black & Whites Stipes ♥

Come visit the black and white themed Etsy Treasury I made recently.

I have a long lasting, never ending crush on black and white stripes. One time in college I did an intaglio print that was entirely thick black and white stripes. The black was entirely scratched in line-by-line, by hand, on the metal plate, until it was solid. I thought of the piece being more of a tribute to my love for stripes as well as a process piece, where the action of creating is more important than the piece itself. I think my teacher was less than inspired by the piece. Oh well, you can’t win them all, especially if you go to NIU art school and don’t try to suck up by recreating your teacher’s exact same style for every piece. Bitter still? Does it show?

To me black and white stripes are classic, vintage, timeless, Picasso, Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, & little boys from the 50s like Dennis the Menace and my dad when he was little. I can never get enough of black and white stripes.

Earlier today Bri showed me this awesome striped Pavillion. AND if that wasn’t awesome enough, we both recently purchased the exact same black and white upholstery fabric from IKEA. She actually has some super awesome plans for hers and I can’t wait to see pictures of it.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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