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Fancy at Bar Centrale

Fancy (top right) among the stars at Bar Centrale in New York

Fancy (top right) among the stars at Bar Centrale in New York

Fancy’s at SURTEX too! Come see Fancy and her brother and sister in booth 340!

Fancy’s at SURTEX too! Come see Fancy and her brother and sister in booth 340!

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Patterns & Process: SURTEX 2013!!!

It’s official. I am excited to announce that my agency will be at SURTEX: The surface design show in New York, May 19-21st 2013. Come visit!!!

This is my simple three-step process for pattern making:

1. Inspiration

2. Scribbling in my sketchbook

3. Designing the final pattern

Here’s an example:

1. Recently I came across my friend Benjamin Nemerofsky Ramsay’s series of photographs of flowers:

Mimosa on Lausitzerplatz

2. I like the variety of vases he’s found for his Berlin flat’s windowsill. I googled “vintage glass milk vase” and found additional images for reference while scribbling in my sketchbook:

This is always my first step, scribbling on paper

3. The results:

One of the final designs

One of the final designs

One pattern leads to the next:

Something very different can come from a single element of the original design

Thanks for the inspiration, Benny!

 


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