Category Archives: Surface Design

Juho Viitasalo

Love these simple sophisticated Nordic patterns created by Finish industrial designer Juho Viilasalo. He is currently living in Japan and is the chief designer for Propex Design, a design consultancy company in Osaka. He is also the owner and chief designer at Design Viitasalo Ltd. in Finland. The patterns have been used in smart phone cases and furoshiki (wrapping cloth) textile for the Japanese brand, Kotonowa.

Images: Courtesy of Juho Viitasalo.

Jane Robbins

Admiring these intricately cut paper collages created by UK based artist Jane Robbins. She studied
graphic design at Hornsey College of Art focusing primarily on printmaking. She later began to work in paper collage and with encouragement from family and friends decided to make it a full time career. Her unique and beautiful collage images are inspired by flat pattern, patchwork, and found objects. You can view more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Jane Robbins.

Gina and Matt

Gina and Matt is the collaborative illustration studio of Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius.  They met while attending the Maryland Institute College of Art where she focused on illustration and he studied painting. They were able to combine their skills to create art often together and sometimes singularly. They share their cultural influences here on Communication Arts website:

“In our art and in our life, we have drawn inspiration from a great many people and things that have included: vintage textiles, sixteenth-cen­tury Flemish painting, The American Visionary Arts Museum, Kelly Blair and Joel Holland, Greg Klein, Rachel Salomon, used book stores, The Last Drop Coffee House, Headcase Design, Lord Whimsy, the Standard Tap, Man Man, The Wissahickon, Dave Eggers, Donald Baechler, The Carter Family, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, Spur Design, Whitney Sherman and Julian Allen.”

You can find the couple on their website and with Gina individually on Facebook and Instagram and with Matt also on Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Gina and Matt.

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