Flavor Paper Studio Visit

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Flavor Paper is an amazing custom wallpaper studio that recently landed in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. Taking Katrina and its aftermath as a sign that it was time for a change,  the Flavor Paper operation packed-up their squeegees, bought a building in Brooklyn, and constructed the Flavor Lair (one of the most remarkable print studios I have ever laid eyes upon). Appearing out of the night sky like an unholy union between an Apple store and the Cylon mothership, this studio takes wall paper and studio design to the next level.

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These double barrels of squeegee action are the main printing engines of the Flavor Lab.

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Master Printer Josh Minnie talks with neighbor Luther Davis about the finer points of printing robots from the future.
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The heat curing car on their Flavor Lab printing train.
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Screens stacked-up neat and clean.
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The mirrored ceiling is a brilliant touch, passersby on the street can see clearly when Josh and Mikel Bisbee-Durlam are printing their magic. More pictures and words after the jump.
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The amberlith view from inside the dark room.
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Exposure unit, also from the future.
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It takes a special kind of chutzpah to powder coat your print studio bright white.
If you didn’t notice the white floors before, notice them now.  White floors?! These Flavor folks are not messing around.
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Car wash scale washout booth.
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Ink mixing room, like a minimalist dream.
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The command center.
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The view looking back toward the store front windows.
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This space age wall paper show room would make the cast of Logan’s Run jealous.
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This wall paper display system is brilliant in its simple design.
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Some of the wall paper patterns are heritage designs from the 60-70’s and some are new commissions from hip designers.
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A picture of Flavor Paper’s founding principals, Ted and his crew. Here is their origin story from the Flavor Paper site:

Founded on the Oregon coast by a guy named Ted, this small handscreened wallpaper company flourished in the Age of Aquarius. Many years later, some young designers seeking striking wallcoverings discovered Ted’s greatness- just days before the designs and equipment were to be destroyed. Knowing what had to be done, these young designers headed west to save Ted’s legacy..

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What wall paper would you have in your elevator?
Perhaps one of the black light-activated, Lenny Kravitz designed, Tropicalismo papers?
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And a green roof because… well… shouldn’t more print studios should have roof decks? It sets a healthy precedent.
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And of course.. What Flavor Lair would be complete without a Flavor Pug named Penelope?
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5 Responses to “Flavor Paper Studio Visit”

  1. Keli says:

    Got here through notcot.org. Nice photos, but this article could really use some proofreading.

  2. Bill Hood says:

    Wow, you guys know how to build a print shop. AND, you do great printing as well. Congratulations.

  3. Luther says:

    Did you guys see this video?

    http://vimeo.com/13112258

  4. Modern Home says:

    Wow…honestly, I didn’t know that building a wallpaper studio can be so complicated. I thought all you need is one big print machine and the rest will be controlled by a computer.

  5. mohamad says:

    i need product catalog