August 12, 2011

>>PRINTSOURCE - FALL/WINTER 2012/13 TOP TEN PRINT IDEAS

Printsource is a great resource for surface and textile design for U.S.'s major manufacturers and retailers. They cover men's, children's and women's apparel, home and paper goods/stationery and other surface textile design applications.

Here are Printsource New York's Top Ten Print Ideas for Fall/Winter 2012/13 presented for their show last week.

1> TAPESTRY
Woven-looking dense designs in scenics, florals and ornamentals.

Artwork by Jim Modiano Art and Design - USA  and Paper and Cloth -UK




2> PAINTERLY STRIPES
An update to the hard-edged stripes of late, this hand drawn interpretation brings a softer look to the coontinuing trend.

Artwork by PF Vintage - USA and Lewis Orchard - UK



3> CROSS STITCH
Crafty-looking cross stitch inspired by Eastern and Northern Europe.

Artwork by Paper and Cloth - UK and Avi Iny - Israel



4> BIG BLOOMS
Larger than life florals make an impact in bold form.

Artwork by Bernini Studio - Italy and Dena Verdesca - USA




5> THE SILK ROAD
Asian ceramics and other artisan crafts influence this direction which mixes traditions from China to Turkey.

Artwork by Design Works International - USA  and Josi Severson Print Studio - USA


6> PRE-WAR PRINTS
Tossed florals and conversational prints take on a decidedly late 30s/early 40s feel

Artwork Marcie Designs - USA and Archive Collection - USA




7> GO FOR BAROQUE
Ornamentation abounds in curls and swirls.

Artwork by European Textile Collection - USA  and  Creations Robert Vernet - France




8> INDONESIAN INSPIRATION
Indonesian textile techniques such as batik, wood block and hand painting influence this direction.

Artwork by K. Jenny Tyas - UK and  Marcie Designs - USA




9> COLOR BLOCK
Bold and Bright, there is no stopping the visual impact of this trend.

Artwork by White Riot - Australia and Banafshe Schippel - UK




10> OPPOSITES ATTRACT
Opposing shapes and contrasting colors are paired to create optical vibrations.

Artwork by Treat and Company - USA  and Ana Romero Design - Portugal

Printsource New York - next show is scheduled January 9-1, 2012 in New York.

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