I'm about to talk about Christmas, and I know... it is only September.
I've talked about this many times on this here blog, but let's digress down my holiday wormhole again shall we?
Without fail, a surface designer is always living in one season and designing for another. This week I'm designing Christmas tea towels for a client that I'll never be able to announce or share images of the final work. It's all on the up and up, just normal middle-men stuff.
What I can talk about is what I like about Christmas. It's mostly shiny, and things I like every other time of the year too:
It's velvet, and silver and gold, bare bulbs, Sufjan Stevens, glittery stars...
Lately, I've been really liking stars as motifs in patterns. The fifth grade is the last time I liked star designs. They were everywhere; my ceiling and clothes. I think they have been getting more popular over the last few years, for Christmas or whenever really.
They somehow manage to be folksy and glittery, primitive and glamorous. I like it. Expect more stars from over here.