Jo Wright from BEARPRINTdesign is a printmaker who specialises in linocuts inspired by folklore and animal encounters. It was one particular encounter, five years ago, that led to BEARPRINTdesign being created. Jo and her family were on a road trip driving across Canada from Montreal to the Rocky Mountains when a black bear wandered out of the forest and captured Jo’s heart and imagination. This bear went on to become the brand signature for BEARPRINTdesign.
Since then, Jo has developed a portfolio of prints depicting the wild animals she has met on her travels. Many of her designs weave in ideas from world folklore, especially tales involving the magic of nature. Her designs can be purchased as original edition prints and also feature on lampshades, coasters, placemats, tea towels, mugs, greeting cards and other items. (Product photos by Yeshen Venema)