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Mid Century Illustrations made into repeat patterns

June 7, 2013

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I’ve been working on some repeats based on the work of some of the illustrators from the 1950’s and 60’s that I really like.  These are not designs I’ve drawn to sell or use but just to create and see what they look like. For me, it is also a way of keeping the illustrators’ work fresh and to give it a new lease of life.

First to be shown are my offerings to Abner Graboff’. You can find more info about Abner here and here. These energetic joggers seem quite happy.

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I really liked the feel of this aeronautical one too.

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A couple for Bernice Myers. Blogs about Bernice are here and here.

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I created this one from lots of separate drawings and put them all together on their own floating island fairgrounds.

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And three Mary Blair contributions. More about Mary here.

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What do you think ? More to come.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    June 7, 2013 9:43 am

    Wonderful!! My favourites are the Islands and the Houses. I think both would make fantastic textiles!

    • June 7, 2013 1:58 pm

      Thanks Rachel, always good to know which ones become the favs : )

  2. June 7, 2013 10:36 am

    All the patterns you’ve created are so cheerful and uplifting ! Loved the floating island fairground 🙂

    • June 7, 2013 12:23 pm

      Many thanks, yes I feel their ‘ spirit ‘ is a real nod to the times in which the characters were drawn. Thanks for your comment.

  3. June 7, 2013 11:16 am

    Big fan of Mary Blair…I’d be tempted to buy the fabric bring out my dusty old sewing machine – if I could afford to take a bit of time off!

    • June 7, 2013 12:24 pm

      Thanks Bridget, alas the fabric doesn’t actually exist as it’s just a visual. Nice idea though ! Don’t work too hard, it’s important to have some ‘you’ time too : )

  4. Cindi L. permalink
    June 7, 2013 9:20 pm

    All the images are fun, but the house/village images are marvelous!

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