The word "print"in the context of design can mean many things - graphic print, textile print, printed magazines and papers. What I love about the word is how multidisciplinary it is. Print is something I do in many various forms. I have designed more traditionally printed pieces using techniques such as block print and silkscreen, but I equally love the digital and the space where traditional and digital print intersects. This post is about some of my favourite designers and contemporaries who work in the world of print design, but more specifically scarves:
What I most love about Emma J Shipley's work is the delicate detail she achieves through using the humble pencil as her tool. She also has an amazing Star Wars scarf or two.
Images: Emma J Shipley, The Worth Project
Karen Mabon's work is cheerfully bright and packed with illustration. I love her use of childhood, nostalgic and pop culture imagery in bold combinations.
Images: Karen Mabon
This is a company I have followed for a couple of years and I love them but always end up spelling their name slightly wrong and ending up on a blank page! MNCQVQ consists of Amélie and Marie and they produce the scarves from concept to product. They often reference the mundane in their print - things such as houseplants for example - but end up making them into objects to desire though placing them in focal parts of the print.
Charlotte's collections are all inspired by places - something that really resonates with me because I have also created geographically-inspired designs (see Koregaon Park, The Sari Project). I love her use of places less frequently referenced in design - Java, Greenland, Madagascar.
Images: Charlotte Linton