Computer Arts - - Showcase - By Stu­dio Muti www.stu­diomuti.co.za www.min­go­lam­berti.com

South Africa-based Stu­dio Muti worked with Cape Town de­sign goods man­u­fac­turer Mingo Lamberti on its latest range of tex­tiles. Dubbed The Hol­i­day Col­lec­tion, the sum­mery range of re­peated pat­terns is inspired by trop­i­cal and ex­otic lo­ca­tions around the world.

"The brief was pretty open but asked us to cap­ture a hol­i­day feel­ing, whether it was from a past ex­pe­ri­ence, lo­ca­tion, or even an era," says Muti's Brad Hodgskiss. "There was an over­rid­ing feel­ing of nos­tal­gia to it which was some­thing one al­ways as­so­ci­ates with a trip or a hol­i­day, and this en­cour­aged the process to be a more per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence." He con­tin­ues: "That made us want to make them more than just pat­terns – the goal was to have the viewer drawn into the un­der­ly­ing nar­ra­tive that inspired each de­sign. Look closer at the jun­gle pat­tern for ex­am­ple: the fo­liage has come alive and is start­ing to de­vour the crea­tures that live there."

The il­lus­tra­tions were cre­ated dig­i­tally in Pho­to­shop and Il­lus­tra­tor, af­ter which Mingo Lamberti cre­ated ro­tary screens and printed them onto cot­ton twill fab­ric.

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