Tag Archives: #surfacedesign

Tatiana Nedialkova

Loving these Bulgarian folk tales and Scandinavian-inspired illustrations created by graphic designer and illustrator Tatiana Nedialkova. The artist is based in Brighton, UK and studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.  Her images has been printed onto fabric for kitchen textiles currently sold in her Etsy shop, Softer and Wild.  On the Etsy blog she says this about her process:

“Sometimes I’ll draw my prints by hand, scan them into the computer, and then add more elements; sometimes I draw directly into the software. When I work with shapes, I’ll cut out colorful pieces of cardboard and arrange them on a blank piece of paper, like a collage. I’ll play with different combinations, photograph them, and upload them into the computer. Once I have an illustration I want to work with, I’ll usually print the elements, cut them out, and try to find the right placement for the design on each product. Each surface pattern is made for the specific product it’s going on; I never print rolls of fabric.”

The artist can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tatiana Nedialkova.

Takeno Senko

Found these fabrics on handmade market site, Iichi. These beautiful Hirali fabrics are manufactured in Sakai City, Osaka, a town that has been producing towels, yukata and cloth diapers for centuries. They have recently developed a new technique called roll printing that enables them to dye with different front and back colors. This double-sided saturated dyeing technique is considered revolutionary worldwide.  Takeno Dyeing Company are the printers and the product is sold under the brand, Hirali. 

Images:  Courtesy of Takeno Dyeing Company and Hirali.

Kae Kanamori

Found these bags and accessories on two of our favorite Japanese sites for handmade products, Iichi and Minne. We love the patterns and the application of the designs on various items.  The Tokyo-based artist, Kai Kanamori, draws the patterns, dyes the patterns on linen and sews the finished handcrafted product.

The artist graduated from Nagoya University of Arts and worked as an illustrator.  In 2015 she officially launched her brand, Kaeson.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Her products can be purchased on Minne and Iichi but we’re not certain if they do international sales.  

Images:  Courtesy of Kae Kanamori.