Monday, May 9, 2011
Julia Rothman: Pattern Queen
So I've been looking through a lot of patterns for inspiration and want to share Julia Rothman with you all. She is a designer working in Brooklyn, and her main focus is, well, patterns. Some are hand-drawn, some are digital, and none look absolutely perfect, which is refreshing. She uses a variety of subject matter, from people to houses to animals to shoes. She also has a wide range of color which keeps each pattern looking fresh and new. A great aspect of her website is her section called "Application" in where you can browse through how the patterns have been applied to wallpaper, magnets, clothing, notebooks, greeting cards, coffee mugs, pillows, etc etc. It's fun to thinkthat we could go into designing some of these things (or all of these things if you're like Rothman). Here are some of my favorites of hers...the one on the jugs and the blue one remind me a bit of my book Creature City (which is in the Juried Student Exhibition in the DePaul Art Museum until May 24 if any of you want to check it out). Although my patterns of hairstyles will probably be painstakingly perfected, it's nice to see ones that are not.