It has been awhile since I have posted anything but doodles. So I thought it is time to show you what I have been looking at on the web so I can clean out my bookmarks.
Click through the galleries of the From Atoms to Patterns exhibition. In 1951, scientists and manufacturers collaborated to produce patterns based on x-ray crystallography. The patterns were translated into textiles and surface decorations for a variety of products. It pretty much sums up the 50’s aesthetic for me.
Paul Poiret , the fashion designer, founded the Atelier Martine when he branched out into textiles, wallpapers and carpets. He didn’t hire designers, he hired teenage girls with no art training. He figured that would be the best way to achieve that Folk Art feel. Rather ingenious of him, and the designs are charming. Love and Thrift has a nice piece about it too.
Ben Butler is amazing. His work made me gasp. Do yourself a big favor and look at his work.