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surface pattern design guide

I have been meaning to post about my favorite designers I shared pages with in Uppercase Magazine's Surface Pattern Design Guide. There were 100 designers in this special supplement to issue 21, and it was a real challenge for me to narrow down to a few favorites to share…but I managed. A bunch of them will be at Surtex with me (booth 454!) so definitely check it out:

Alanna Cavanagh

Alanna Cavanagh

Alanna Cavanagh

A Toronto-based artist whose silkscreen prints are my favorites among all the lovely illustrations and patterns….see more at Alannacavanagh.com

Francesca Iannaccone

Francesca Iannaccone

Francesca Iannaccone

Francesca has such a pretty website! I couldn't stop browsing around….take a look at Francescaiannaccone.com

Watiets

Watiets

WATIETS

WATIETS is Dutch for a certain something, or as the French say: je ne sais quoin. WATIETS is also a cooperation of two Dutch freelance designers, Chris van Middendorp and Sarah Meije Pieterse. Their Blocks, above, completely won me over! Watiets.nl

Samantha Hahn

Samantha Hahn

Samantha Hahn

Samantha is one of those people who I met in real life before I discovered her beautiful work. She is really well known for her watercolor work, but I love her patterns too: Samanthahahn.com

Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing

Lauren Rolwing

Lauren's graphic work is so beautiful, and so on trend right now. It took a lot of willpower to share just one with you. See more stat! Laurenrolwing.com

Lesley Barnes

Lesley Barnes

Lesley Barnes

I meant to only show my fave five, but I had to include the lovely Lesley Barnes' work! Geometry! Color! Blackbirds! (Her website header/logo is pretty spectacular as well) Lesleybarnes.co.uk 

Stephanie Kubo, Ampersand Design Studio, and Rachel Bischoff

Stephanie Kubo, Ampersand Design Studio, and Rachel Bischoff

Of course there are a few more I just couldn't resist! See:

Stephanie Kubo
Ampersand Design Studio
Rebecca Bischoff

Enjoy! And let me know your favorites from Issue 21 too!