Tag Archives: #surfacedesign

Tom Abbiss Smith

Tom Abbiss Smith is an illustration graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, UK.  He explores shape and form to produce abstract designs and illustrations that are frequently applied as surface pattern design to clothing, homeware products, packaging, posters and accessories. On an interview with Find Liaison he says this about inspiration: 

“It’s probably going to sound very cliche, but everything I see around me on a daily basis. If you really look around you and observe, there are beautiful textures, shapes, colors, etc. everywhere. I love that there is the possibility to reappropriate all of these things into artwork. Nature is perhaps the most prominent inspiration to my work, however. There’s so much variation when looking at it, and that excites me a lot.”


You can view more of his work on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tom Abbiss Smith.

Jennifer Hugot

French artist and designer Jennifer Hugot generates images by strip cutting,
gluing and braiding paper.  She is inspired by her surroundings, architecture and forms of nature.  Her knowledge of textile design is visible in the colors, patterns and weaving of the cut paper pieces.  The four designs on top was a coordinated effort with art director and photographer Daniel Forero.

More of her designs can be seen on her website and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Jennifer Hugot.

Javier de Riba

Javier de Riba spray paints bright, geometric patterns on cement floors of public spaces.  The Barcelona-based designer and artist works with paints, stencils, roller brushes and volunteers from his workshop to create these beautiful tiled patterns. He says this about his work on Impakter:

“My interest for patterns comes from historical traditions. At the end of the 19th century, hydraulic mosaic factories began to appear in the Catalan countries. Many homes here, in Catalunya, feature this type of tile, and I have lived with them all my life. I wanted to revive this tradition, put it into light and on the street, with a modern touch.”

You can view more of his work on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Javier de Riba.