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.Â 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.Â He also worked as a pattern designer making patterns for 1500 days in a row and this year started activities as Turbo Pattern & Design.
We like bringing items back from Japan especially tenugui towels.Â They are made from thin cotton approximately 14 x 36 inches.Â 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.Â The items shown above are from the hand towel specialty store, Nijiyura, a brand of Senten Tenugui established to protect craftsmen and traditional culture.Â