I’ve been spending a bit of time studying surface pattern lately. I’m currently working on a new line of greetings and prints for Double Dare that will be completely based in pattern and typography.
Coming up with ideas for patterns is ALOT different than what I normal do. I’ve been studying all kinda of patterns and there are really no rules except for the one obvious, repetition. Some patterns use a simple combo of shapes repeated, some complex illustrations repeated. The trouble I’m having with coming up with a good surface pattern is the subject, or an overall theme! Today while doing my research I came across a Swedish designer Lotta Kuhlhorn who creates fabulous designs and patterns. She was featured in my favourite Canadian creative magazine, Uppercase!
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