If you happen to be in Tokyo anytime soon, it’s well worth keeping an eye out for some particularly lovely Scandinavian design. Finnish illustrator and designer, Leena Kisonen creates charming pattern-based designs for various products with a flair that seems to be particularly popular in Japan.
The multidisciplinary work of James Jirat Patradoon is wild and vibrant with a hint of ’80s neon cool throughout. He describes the art he creates as something that“remixes conflicting subcultures and genres to create new stories”.
Bundles of warm characters jump and dance around in the patterns created by Harriet Seed. Rather than just the one or two repeated drawings, there are collections of people animals and objects jostling around the cities and forests. This gives her work many little things to look for and discover.
Patterns inspired by structures in her surroundings feature in Hannah Waldron’s eclectic mix of work. Her designs are a detailed patchwork of decoration, masses of bold primary colours and sets of fine, parallel lines. While she applies the same draughtsman-like style to her drawings and screen prints, she also works in textiles.
We like the experimentation Emily Barletta is doing with traditional textile techniques and the intertwining of disciplines. Earlier projects have seen her encasing clay sculptures in colourful, snug, crocheted skins. Her recent work is a study into stitched drawing techniques, blurring the seam between drawing and fabric design.
Here are some bright and fun T-shirt designs by Philadelphia-based Andy Rementer. His work is full of often pleasingly dark, intelligent humour, and witty commentary on common situations. If that’s your kind of thing, you should also check out his comic, ‘Techno Tuesday‘, which has been running online and in print since 2006.
Using what seems to be a mixture of collage and drawing, Jules Julien created these gorgeous prints for T-shirts. I love how the patterns lead into one another. Being monochrome, the contrast of the busier, filled areas against the blocks of black that create simple shapes, makes for a dramatic effect.