To Trade Show or Not to Trade Show by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for this three-part guest post series on the workings of their collective, from its formation to their experiences…

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Featured Designer: Esther Shavon of E’FLOMAE

Friday, August 5, 2016

Esther Shavon recently founded her surface design studio, E’FLOMAE, and will be debuting her colorful abstract designs at Printsource New York next week, from August 9-10. If you are…

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Spotlight on Lala Print Studio

Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Textile Design Lab members Lisa and Larissa (a.k.a. Lala Print Studio) are a wonderful example of a collaborative textile design partnership and it is always a joy to see what…

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Forming a Collective by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for the next three Wednesdays, sharing a series of posts on the workings of their collective, from its…

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Featured Designer: Wendy Kendall

Friday, July 29, 2016
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Wendy Kendall is a freelance surface pattern designer and licensed artist based in the UK. We love her quirky illustrative style and playful use of color and are…

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Featured Designer: Olu Vandenbussche

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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‘Meanwhile below the surface’: print inspired by my childhood pets (goldfish), dress by Lily&Woody Custom print inspired by the dinosaur collection and toolbox of this 4-year old, shirt…

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Featured Designer: Leigh Jacobs

Friday, July 1, 2016
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Leigh Jacobs is a textile designer who left her corporate job this past winter to begin a freelance career. She studied textile design at North Carolina State University, graduating in 2008, and prior to that…

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The Brise Soleil Collection by Skinny laMinx

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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We’ve been Skinny laMinx fans for quite some time, so it was a real treat to hear from owner and head designer Heather Moore with news of the latest collection, Brise Soleil. Read on…

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Featured Designer: Courtney Capone

Friday, June 17, 2016

Courtney Capone is a New York-based designer and illustrator specializing in surface pattern design. Her lifelong love of doodling, which used to get her in trouble in class,…

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Featured Designer: Megan Read

Friday, June 10, 2016
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Talent alert!! Megan Read completely wowed us with her whimsical illustrative patterns, and not just due to the painstaking detail found in her work (which alone is quite something to…

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