Publisher Textiles & Papers was established in 2002 by Mark Cawood with the vision to produce original designs and print using traditional methods. With 25 years printing experience Mark draws inspiration from the traditional to the contemporary; from William Morris to Esher, from Australiana to Architecture.
Together with his partner Stephanie Isaac-Newton the duo translates these designs into wallpapers, home furnishings, textiles and clothing. The pair collaborate selecting colour ways, patterns and base materials; creating unique quality products for everyday.
Based in Sydney, the Publisher studio brings together a team of skilled individuals working by hand to produce quality product. Mentored by Mark the print team includes Javed and Remi who work in tandem using traditional silkscreen printing methods. Nestled above our showroom the talented seamstress and pattern maker Sam transforms the in house printed textiles into a distinctive range of clothing and homewares.
Publisher Textiles & Papers are passionate about Australian made, working hard to keep everything local and support other small businesses. Commission printing is offered for select established labels; helping to keep traditional screen printing alive in Sydney
At the age of 18 Mark Cawood discovered the intricate art of hand silk screen printing. For the next 10 years Mark developed his skills working with prominent Australian icons including Billabong and The Florence Broadhurst Collection.
In 2002 Publisher was born. Starting from humble backyard beginnings with nothing more than a 10m table, some Tshirt rigs and an oven. Originally servicing the fashion industry as commission printers Publisher established a reputation for quality precision yardage printing.
In 2004 Publisher moved to it’s current studio in Leichhardt, this marked a turning point for the business and Mark began to work on his own original designs. The transition into in-house designs also saw an expansion into wallpaper printing.
Mark and Steph share a love of the lavish, ostentatious wall coverings of days gone by and of making things by hand. They draw from Victorian opulence, the natural forms of Art Nouveau, the geometric shapes of Art Deco and the bold colour play of Pop Art.
Inspired by luminaries of 19th and 20th century designers and artists such as William Morris, Esher, Andy Warhol and Florence Broadhurst, the couple mix the modern with the traditional, creating a bold, unique style.