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Illustration | Claire Softley

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Loving the whimsical work of Claire Softley. Very 60’s inspired, with an almost Andy Warhol fashion illustration style.

-Claudia Brown

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Labor Day

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Annu Kilpeläinen | Bead Art | Sergio Esher | Issey Miyake

work it!

Exteriors | Forest for the Trees

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This August during Portland, Oregon’s not-for-profit mural project, Forest for the Trees, ten artists from around the world were brought together to express their creativity and to foster art and community in the Portland area. The results are pretty breathtaking and certainly inspirational. If you happen to be in Portland, check out the murals in person by following this map.

Julie Rose

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Band | Blaine Fontana | Curiot | Mary Iverson | Mateu Valasco

Color | Blushing Blues

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James Turrell | Marcus Walters | MNCQVQ | Mark Weaver

The earthy pairing of vibrant blues and soft blush.

Julie Rose

 

Pattern Report | Floral Shapes

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Simplify those florals down to the most basic shapes for a graphic blocking effect!

– bekah hilleson

Art | Geometric Inlays

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Sydney based artist Will Cooke creates these very fashionable paintings using acrylic and uv cured laser print on aluminium panel. They are large and seems like they would be great to see in person. There are also some nice ideas here for an interesting geometric print ready for the runways. 

-Claudia

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Profile | Anna Giertz

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illustration for Amelia magazine

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collaboration with Hugo & Marie

On the wall in my dining room hangs a print by Anna Giertz from her series based on the novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” I gaze at it during every meal trying to decode and make sense of the intricate line work. Sometimes a distorted face floats to the surface while other times I only see abstract shapes. Much of Anna’s work involves detail and it’s this quality which gives her designs their unique feel…and keeps me wanting to see more.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

 

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Exteriors | Color and Architecture

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Horst Gläsker’s spreading the doctrine of colorful architecture! His simple, bright additions to otherwise grey palettes are a true testament to the power of color and pattern to transform an environment.

Julie Rose

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Pattern Report | Swan Princess

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For when you feel like an ugly duckling.

– bekah hilleson

Film | Paper Marbling Process

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Turkish filmmaker Oguz Uygur captures the beautiful art of paper marbling as performed by his parents. See the video here. As a print designer my head is reeling with possibilities! A lot of these screenshots would make very trend ready pieces. The only hang up is how to put prints like this into repeat! If you have ideas, post them below! 

-Claudia Brown

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