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.
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.”
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.