Ark Paper Studio

Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Years Active2
  • Digital Invitation
  • Laser Cutting
  • Vinyl Printing
  • Linen Printing


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Ark Paper Studio, is an aesthetic label transforming long-lost illustration archives into living design. The figurative meaning of the word “ark” is a place of refuge and salvation, prevention and extinction, a chance to live again.

Fantastical animal and botanical graphics, salvaged from local and global library collections, adorn Ark’s locally produced soft furnishings and stationery line. Inspired by the elegant depictions of nature’s bounty in historical archives. Ark is pioneering the interiors trend for “past meets present” with exciting surface pattern and curated design.

The small brand has been growing steadily from its conception, with international exposure by several interior decorators who use the brand to inject colour and pattern.

Who is behind Ark Paper Studio:

Creating in the digital era, Fine Art graduate and entrepreneur Lyndsay Catherine founded Ark Paper Studio upon her nostalgia for the rich art of the paper age. The marriage between elements within the designs are based on colour and form making them appear as if they were always entwined.

Embracing modern printing techniques combines with ancient paper illustrations, the studio endeavours to acknowledge the talents of a host of pre-nineteenth-century artists; at the same time bring their art into the present with fresh new surface pattern. A continues collaboration and curation from different centuries and artists, bring about a fresh take on heritage artwork.

Lynsday recalls where it all began: “I started rescuing old books from the rubbish dump and realized how many beautiful images would never be seen again if I didn’t revive them. We now live in a digital age where books and libraries are no longer our first port of call. I wanted to showcase the beauty of what lies between the pages and forgotten pages.”

Ark Paper Studios would love to bring this element of history with a twist of modern flair into your special wedding day. Contact them via the contact form below today!

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Cape Town, Western Cape
+27 (0)74 652-9685
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