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Mary Designs at Minas Trend Preview 2012
I was lucky enough to be asked by Trendland to cover the Minas Trend Preview Show a couple of weeks ago in the city of Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, a state in Brazil, just north of Sao Paolo. When I arrived, I found out that the theme this year was sustainability which was very exiting for someone with my background in this new area of fashion. The opening show was by a designer from Minas Gerais, Mary Designs,
Image from page 210 of "A conchological manual" (1839)
Title: A conchological manual Identifier: conchologicalman1839sowe Year: 1839 (1830s) Authors: Sowerby, G. B. (George Brettingham), 1812-1884 Subjects: Mollusks Publisher: London : G. B. Sowerby Contributing Library: Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library Digitizing Sponsor: Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view…
Pleating The Fabric
It is such a meticulous hand-work! For sure it takes some time if you want to get a really fabulous pattern. The first step of pleating is to draft the cartridge sheet of paper. Then you can start creating the pattern just folding and following the drafts you did. It is not a hard work to do just needs some patience! As you need two the same pattern pleated pieces of the paper in which between place the fabric and steam it very well. And here you get the beautiful piece of pleated fabric…
Noticing the Unnoticed: Experiencing Nature Through Paper
Noticing the Unnoticed: Experiencing Nature Through Paper was a part of an exhibition created by the naturally talented Huey Ming Lee. She is a graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand and she creates these very superb paper sculptures, as you can see, that are inspired by beauty in nature.
Japanese Graphic Design: Beautiful Artwork and Typography
In order to understand the recent developments in Japanese graphic design, we should examine the unique synthesis between modern Japanese styles and their western equivalents.