Tag Archives: pattern

Colorful Patterns Created with Linocuts by Andrea Lauren

Andrea Lau­ren is a pat­tern maker liv­ing in Asheville, North Car­olina.  Many of her col­or­ful, designy illus­tra­tions are inspired by nature, but she also throws some toys and tea in there, too. Andrea uses a vari­ety of hand-rendered tech­niques in her pat­tern pro­duc­tion, and they’re meant for dig­i­tal tex­tile print­ing. “I’m par­tic­u­larly drawn to linocuts, pen & ink, and cut […]

Look Closely at These Busy Patterns by Monica Ramos

Mon­ica Ramos (pre­vi­ously) is a favorite illus­tra­tor of mine, and her tal­ents were recently high­lighted in the Rachel Antonoff Fall 2015 fash­ion show. Pat­terns fea­tur­ing frogs in var­i­ous stages of dis­sec­tion as well as a high school love tri­an­gle adorn a dress, shirt, and jump­suit. Maybe you’re ask­ing your­self, “high school love tri­an­gle?” And yes, you read […]

Bold Flora & Fauna by Illustrator Aino Maija Metsola

If you’re a fan of the brand Marimekko, then you’ll enjoy these designs and illus­tra­tions by Aino-Maija Met­sola. The Helsinki-based cre­ative has col­lab­o­rated with the com­pany since 2006, and her col­or­ful images are seared into my brain as the face of Marimekko. They fea­ture flora, fauna, and geo­met­ric shapes in flat­tened, bold draw­ings. You can see much more […]

Friday Round Up: Repeating Patterns (+ Making Your Own!)

Ever since I made a repeat­ing pat­tern this week, I’ve been jonesing to make some more! So, here are 10 of ‘em as inspi­ra­tion.  You can see that there are all dif­fer­ent sub­ject mat­ters, illus­tra­tive styles, and color com­bi­na­tions pos­si­ble; but clearly, flo­rals are my per­sonal favorite. If you want to learn about how to make a repeat pattern […]

Judy Kaufmann Cloaks Everything in Her Patterned Work

Illus­tra­tor Judy Kauf­mann recently unveiled Hello Pat­tern, a col­lec­tion of sur­face designs that she cre­ated. It fea­tures a wide selec­tion of geo­met­ric, organic, and typo­graphic forms that can be licensed and applied to paper, fab­ric, wood, and walls! While there are many more pat­terns avail­able on her site, I was drawn to these images where she cloaks the entire […]

Sophie Roach

Sorry for the radio silence this week. I was busy prep­ping for my MFA the­sis talk! It’s over now and I’m one step closer to grad­u­at­ing. I dis­cov­ered the work of Sophie Roach because she fol­lowed my Twit­ter account for eyra. She has some intense draw­ings that are extremely detailed. I love get­ting lost in […]

Time Travel Tuesday » The Design Center at Philadelphia University

  I’ve always enjoyed tex­tiles, espe­cially pat­terned ones. I like the story that pat­terns can tell, and how even a sim­ple one can give some­thing an instant his­tor­i­cal con­text. The Design Cen­ter at Philadel­phia Uni­ver­sity is home to 200,000+ objects related to tex­tiles and fash­ion. They’ve cre­ated a Tum­blr that is an incred­i­ble resource for […]