Category Archives: Surface Design

Guse Ars

GuseArsEnlightened by this cooperative project from Japanese design pair, Guse Ars. Designers Takahiro Murahashi and Satomi Iwase created this line of “washed patterns” using small found ceramic pieces washed ashore on the beach. The pieces were reconfigured and repeated to create these unique collection of blue patterns. You can see more of their work on their website and follow them here on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Guse Ars.

 

Judy Kaufmann

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Was attracted by the manner of presentation of these repeat patterns created by Barcelona-based illustrator, Judy Kaufmann. On an Etsy interview the artist describes her work as ‘repetitive, tumultuous, colorful and spontaneous’. You can see more of her work on her website and you can purchase some of her prints here on Etsy. For now I leave you with this instructive quote from Judy:

“I think the time you spend drawing is proportional to the quality of your artwork, and the time you spend traveling is proportional to the quantity of inspiration…”

Images: Courtesy of Judy Kaufmann.

 

Fabrica Uka

FabricaUkaToda Ayumi is the designer, illustrator and creator of the Japanese brand, Fabrica Uka.  She screen prints her pattern designs on linen and uses it as the basis for her textile product line. The embellishments of embroidery, beading and fabric applique make her contemporary creations truly unique.

Images: Courtesy of Fabrica Uka.