Exercise 2: designing and cutting stamps
The goal: to explore the possibilities of stamping as a design tool.
I’ve decided to use an old favourite image of mine, one that naturally lends itself to wide interpretation; the Boteh.
Originally depicted on shawls in Kashmir under its original name, it was mass-produced in Scotland in woven fabrics and garments.
It is also indicative of the English high comma, another sensuous curvy shape, which is also known as an apostrophe. No, not that horrid basic line we scrawl when writing quickly; I’m talking about the smart carefully crafted circle and tail.
So, my husband and I sat, with small squares of paper and a jar of coloured pens, and drew our interpretations of the Boteh/comma.