| |Surtex is expanding to the Far East this year with its new Surtex Asia event on August 25 – 27. Manufacturers from China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East will be in attendance to shop for the latest surface pattern designs from the Americas, the UK, Europe, and Japan. This is an exciting new opportunity for artists to gain exposure and enter one of the largest, fastest growing markets in the world.
If anyone will be attending the show later this month, please let us know how it goes!
Image from printpatternblogspot.com.
The ever popular blog Print & Pattern is kicking off the development of another book with a call for entries. The next title will be Print & Pattern Geometrics, a collection of designs utilizing abstract shapes, lines, dots, and the like.
If you are interested in being included in the running to be published, send between 2 – 10 low res JPGs to the gal behind it all, Bowie Style. The deadline to submit your work is September 7.
Image from lillarogers.com.
Would you like to be represented by one of the world's hottest agents for surface pattern design? Here's your chance: Lilla Rogers Studio is on the hunt for the next big licensing artist with the launch of its 2013 Global Talent Search. The competition is open to anyone who registers by June 26. Entrants will be given a creative brief and 50 artists will be selected to move forward to a second round. Those selected will also have their art posted to a gallery on the Lilla Rogers Studio website. 6 finalists will be chosen to complete a third and final creative brief. The winner will receive 2 years of international representation by Lilla Rogers Studio and a fabric line with Robert Kaufman, as well as other great prizes. Sounds pretty thrilling, doesn't it? | |
Bowie Style of the Print & Pattern blog is working on a new book and is looking for surface pattern designers to contribute. The theme is children's prints and it will include fabrics, wallpaper, wall art, greetings cards, wrapping paper, bedding, clothing and placement prints, and illustrations for the baby and children's market. You have a couple weeks left to submit designs to be considered for this book. Send 5 to 10 low-res JPGs of your best kids designs and (if applicable) a link to your web site to email@example.com by March 15th. Bowie Style will contact you if interested in your work. Good luck!