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Posts Tagged ‘surface design’

An interview with Suzie Scott: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Surface designer Suzie Scott contributes a richly detailed double page spread inspired by Henri Rousseau's jungle scenes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Surface designer Suzie Scott was first spotted at New Designers a few years back. After a few years break she is now pursuing a burgeoning career based back in her hometown of Coventry. Suzie is featured in Amelia's Colourful Colouring Companion, contributing a rich double page spread inspired by the works of Henri Rousseau.

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Where did you study and what happened immediately after graduation?
I graduated in 2011 with a BA in Surface Design from the University of the Arts London. My degree show was followed by my exhibition at New Designers, where I was spotted by the drinks company Malibu. I was contacted by the… read more

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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied […]

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New Designers 2015: Floral, Jungle and Narrative Textile and Surface Design

My second review from the 2015 New Designers show focuses on a variety of exciting textile and surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next up in my coverage of New Designers 2015 part one I present more favourite textile and surface design – this time concentrating on florals, narrative designs and a popular […]

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New Designers 2015: Abstract Textiles and Surface Design

As ever there was a huge amount of talent to be discovered at the New Designers shows in Islington: here's my first pick of the crop...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Never mind the heat, I spent three hours trawling the halls of New Designers part one at the Islington Business Centre. By the end I was thoroughly exhausted (I’m 39 […]

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A Review of The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design

This book was put together by designer Drusila Cole for Laurence King - the perfect sourcebook for designers and lovers of surface design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design is a new mini edition of a recent larger volume, and includes the work of well known contemporary designers such as Eley […]

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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which […]

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Meet Parris Wakefield: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Order from Chaos is the enigmatic fine art print design by design duo Parris Wakefield, featuring geometric shapes inspired by mathematical patterns.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Parris has a background in environmental science and is one half of interiors design duo Parris Wakefield, who create colourful graphic textiles that I first fell in love with […]

Magnetic Wallpaper Designs: an interview with interiors surface designer Sian Zeng

As she reveals a brand new range for S/S 2014, designer Sian Zeng reveals how celebrity singer and actress Hilary Duff helped her get her innovative magnetic wallpaper to market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Sian Zeng‘s sew your own bespectacled bears a couple of years ago at a craft fair, and am the proud owner of one such bear which I […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions. I’ve already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up […]

New Designers 2013 Product Design Review: The Best Product Designers and More

This last review of the 2013 New Designers shows contains a variety of exciting graduate designer discoveries. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

To round off my coverage of New Designers I’m going to introduce my random top selections from the product design colleges, as well as some stray surface design and some […]

New Designers 2013 Surface Design Graduates – Playful Brights

I'll always be more attracted to bold and beautiful brights over tasteful muted colourways, and luckily this year there was lots to choose from at the first New Designers show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next up, my review of splashy abstract brights and lovely playful designs. It’s fair to say that this is a look I will always love, but there did seem to […]

New Designers 2013 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates – The 50s Trend

50s influenced surface designs and printed textiles patterns were big news at this years New Designers. Here's my favourite examples of the trend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

As usual there were a plethora of outstanding design graduates on show at New Designers, and I always um and ah about how I am going to split these blogs […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part three

My final round up features some delightful work from Glasgow School of Art, UCA Rochester and LCC surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Here’s my final round up of New Designers 2012 printed textiles and surface design talent. At the Glasgow School of Art Emily de Vale worked in 3D, embroidering laser cut […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part two

Lots of neon colour combinations, photo real imagery combined with digitally produced geometrics, and a continuing love for natural themes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first review of printed textiles and surface design graduates at New Designers 2012, here’s my second pick of the student work. At Cleveland College of Art […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part one

Outstanding work by graduates from Loughborough University and Leeds College of Art, plus other favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Surface design by Marie Parry. New Designers is a huge exhibition of graduate work, with two shows held over two weeks covering all aspects of art and design… so I’ll […]

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Nova Chiu: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Ones to Watch Preview

We review Nova Chiu's colourful London College of Fashion graduate collection in anticipation of her debut at London Fashion Week for A/W 2012 at Ones to Watch today, Friday 17th February.

Written by Alia Gargum

Nova Chiu S/S 2012 by Dana Bocai Nova Chiu’s creations look like they’ve leapt straight off the pages of ancient fairytales. Strong, architecturally inspired silhouettes burst with colour, texture, beads […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Surface Design

Lovely surface design on various applications: fab wallpaper from Flavor Paper and Kate Usher, textiles from Bluebellgray and a surprise appearance from Danish designer Lisa Grue, who I last met in Copenhagen!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wallpaper by Kate Usher Studio. The printed textile designer in me will always be a sucker for great decorative surface design. Here’s some fabulous stuff that I found at Tent […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Surface Design Graduate Show Review

I'm such a sucker for a good bit of surface design: my favourite work came from Marte Bless Liland, Nicole Anson, Rebecca Rawlings, Chevonne McKenzie, Rachel Powell and Natasha Lawless.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Perspex origami from Sarah King of Norwich University of the Arts. Straight away I will confess that it’s really a bit arbitrary what is determined textile design and what is […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Textile Design Graduate Show Review

Marvellous textile print design for clothing and furnishings from Loughborough University and Leeds College of Art: meet Louise Collis, Gillian Armstrong, Carrie Osborne and Damien Barlow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Textile design by Louise Collis of Loughborough. New Designers is held every summer at the Business Design Centre in Islington and it’s a great one stop shop for anyone interested […]

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Written by Sabrina Morrison

On our way out of an informative but visually underwhelming lingerie exhibit in south bank’s Fashion and Textiles Museum, all was soon forgiven when a well deserved browse through the […]