If you are looking for a bit of patterny inspiration take a look at the 3rd issue of the MOYO magazine, the unique on-line publication dedicated soley to the facinating world of surface pattern design. Brought to you by Rachael Taylor, Beth Nicholls and a growing team of talented ladies it is proving to be a great success in the design world.
The magazine is jam packed full of tips on design, business rules, colour and design inspiration and a lot, lot more! I have been reading the latest edition at my leisure and I particularly loved all of the following articles.
- Two inspiring interviews with Amy Butler and Josephine Kimberling
- Advice on Working from Home by Patricia Van Den Akker of The Design Trust
- Taking your ideas to the finish line by Monica Lee, was my favourite article... there is nothing like a 'good kick up the ...' to get you going again and out of procrastination mode!
- The 'new' Moyo design brief - Floral Twist.
I was amazed to find so many of my ABSPD classmates were featured in this issue so I started to take note of the names. Esther Cox won the previous Moyo competition and Majo BV was runner up. Emily Truong, Susan Driscoll, Bethania Lima, Laurie Baars, Rosie Martinez-Dekker, Onneke van Waardenburg, Kirtsten Miller, Deborah Velasquez, Alik Arzoumanian, Mary Tanana, Kayleigh Walls, Kathryn Pledger and Amy Lambert all had some work featured! (I hope I have'nt missed anyone out). Such a talented bunch of designers... I hope some of their talent will wear off on me!
The next issue of Moyo is all about paper, which I just love, and Louise Gale will talk about Sunshine Yellow my favourite colour! Can't wait.