Hunky Punks Wallpaper
Originating as a linocut, the first drops of this design were hand printed onto lining paper and shown at various exhibitions during 2022. Now printed in three colourways on beautiful parchment-like textured paper, it features Somerset Hunky Punks (of which more below) frolicking in that most West Country of motifs, the apple tree.
A strange and mysterious beast native to Somerset and wider Wessex, a Hunky Punk is a colloquial name for the stone carved creatures found around these parts.
Usually found in their natural habitat clinging to the top of stone buildings, these beasts are often seen carved on the buttresses of Late Gothic churches and are a bit like gargoyles, or more accurately, grotesques.
It's thought that they represent the balance of good and evil to remind worshippers that they tread the line between piety and temptation.
Hunky Punks is printed on FSC approved uncoated non woven paper, which makes it higher strength with better tear resistance, particularly when wet. Non woven coverings are easier to install and remove from the wall than paper – paste the wall not the paper. They have a thicker feel than paper and appear more textile-like in appearance. They are also spongable for cleaning, peelable and have excellent light fastness.
*For samples of the wallpaper, please see the Hunky Punks Samples page.
Things to know:
Roll length: 10m
Free shipping to the UK.
Nb: currently Hunky Punks is only available in the UK, but I'm working on it...