One of our favorite project as graphic designers is to create surface pattern designs. The patterns shown above are the works of Takuya Tada, designer, director and surface pattern designer for Turbo Pattern and Design. The artist is based in Osaka, Japan. After working at a design office, he worked at a trading company for design and direction centered on space production graphics. He also worked as a pattern designer making patterns for 1500 days in a row and this year started activities as Turbo Pattern & Design.
More of his work can be found on his website, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Turbo Pattern and Design.
We have an affinity for surface designs so we just had to share these costumed women series created by Indra Dugar. The artist was born in Jiagunj, West Bengal in 1918 and died in 1989 in Kolkata. He did not have any formal education in art, unlike his eminent artist father, Hirachand Dugar. His art techniques and practices was acquired from his father without going through any academic routine. This gave him a rare individuality that distinguished him from other artists. Besides his woman series he has also created landscapes both of which were usually created en plain air.
Images: Courtesy of various sources.
We like bringing items back from Japan especially tenugui towels. They are made from thin cotton approximately 14 x 36 inches. They function as towels but can also be a washcloth, dishcloth, headband, decoration or as a gift wrap. What we love about them are their unique designs. The items shown above are from the hand towel specialty store, Nijiyura, a brand of Senten Tenugui established to protect craftsmen and traditional culture.
More of their designs can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Nijiyura.