Chicago based designer, Irina Kruglova, aka Monscribbles, creates striking illustrations of modern life using patterns and textures. Her colorful vector artwork focuses on simple shapes and line with a minimalist aesthetic. Kruglova recently turned her sights on illustration after a decade of working in graphic design. She finds inspiration in the quotidian and states, “I love to peer at things around me. Some may think I’m a weirdo or a creep when I can’t take my eyes off a person or object. But in fact I’m not, it’s just the way I observe the world around me.”
Light up the night with pops of bright colors that illuminate.
Thick or thin, vertical stripes make a big statement.
The pattern-like designs of photographer, Mandy Barker, are not only beautiful but they also carry a heavy social message. The photos, composed of debris washed ashore from around the world, aim to generate an emotional response to our consumption of plastic materials and bring awareness to the long term effects it has on our environment. View more of her work here and make sure to read each caption. It definitely makes you question your purchases.
Set at an admirably affordable price and based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, the new interiors collaboration by designer Henry Holland and Habitat is a riot of brightly colored print amazingness.
For more on color trend check out our AW 17/18 Trend Guide!
Could I have a side of fruit?
Black & White, Twelve Quilts is an exhibition that celebrates the craft of quilting. Of course black and white is one of our favorite palettes but is especially refreshing for a folksy craft like quilting.
Focused exclusively on print and color, our Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 Trend Guide features extensive research collected from art, interiors, fashion, and culture. This season we examine new dimensions found in surreal settings, as well as opulent and intricate decor, while staying grounded by the endless beauty found in nature. Key directions are brought to life with visually stunning imagery in easy to reference magazine-style layouts. The digestible format provides clarity to the overwhelming world of print and offers inspiring stories, print techniques, as well as Pantone color palettes relevant to designers of all levels. Whether you are an independent designer, a small studio, or part of a large company, the Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 Print & Color Trend Guide will help you get started on all of your creative pursuits.
– Features 3 key macro trends plus 11 supporting print trend stories for Autumn/Winter 2017/18
– Over 250 inspirational images
– Visually impactful color trends with TPX Pantone palettes
– Comprehensive coverage of directions found across the runways and beyond
– Magazine style layout
Print & Color Overview Guide Autumn/Winter 2017/18* (pdf format)
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