Dominic Kesterton is an Edinburgh-based illustrator with a knack for linear patterns. We also really like his monochrome comics and kooky character design.
Michael Arnold’s work is digitally slick and filled with great pairings of pattern and colour. He goes in depth telling us about his process and materials.
Dots, stripes, and checks, among many other patterns play out in¬†Michaels work with unreserved intensity. We like how he arranges them side by side, having them work together to build up a layered, patterned effect. It’s a strong, graphic style that translates well into products as he goes on to tell us.
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.