Female Screen Printing Action Hero

We live in a celebrity culture where the media often dictate our preferences. And maybe our “choice” is less ours than that of some marketing team who triggered our interest in a certain celebrity, a pop star, or a big-screen action hero. That way, sadly, real heroes often remain unknown to the broader public.

The Danish textile designer Marie Gudme Leth (1895-1997) was a real life hero. She was a pioneer in screen printing on fabric. Being a female designer in the first half of the 20th century was a major achievement on its own. But on top of that, her delicate patterns, inspired by Asian block printing and Indonesian ethnic motives, reflected an extraordinary level of talent and fresh thinking.

More about Marie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Gudme_Leth

Photo by Patricia Greve

Photo by Patricia Greve