The Guildery officially launched this month with founders Shane Reilly (Decorati founder) and Kelly Berger (Tinyprints founder). The company curates exclusive patterns from leading artists, then produces high quality textiles and upholstered accessories on-demand, making it simple for design enthusiasts to finish a room with color-coordinated fabrics. With a range of high-end fabrics to print upon, The Guildery brings new luxe to the burgeoning on-demand industry.
And most recently he’s founded SKYOU, a new platform for independent artists to create and sell their own retail quality product lines. SKYOU provides artists with an online design tool to upload, position and layer their art on 3D models. Artists publish their finished designs to a SKYOU powered marketplace. All of SKYOU's products are manufactured to order. Artwork is printed on open widths of fabric, then cut and sewn into a finished product - exactly how the artist designed the product.
The SKYOU platform is not open, but rather invites individual artists to participate. A SKYOU print and pattern marketplace is due to launch in Oct. 2014. Come be inspired, and hear how SKYOU can work for you!
The SPDG Featured Member program promotes one member's surface pattern design work, displaying it throughout our website, and in the header along with a credit and link to his/her online portfolio or personal web site. As featured member, you will also have a feature page on the site.
To submit your name for the drawing, please reply in the comments section of this blog post by Monday, August 4th, 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. We will randomly select a name from the list of entries, and announce the lucky winner later that day on the blog.
In order to qualify for this promotion, you must be a member of SPDG. If selected, you will be contacted with further instructions for providing images and your interview responses for our blog. Please do not apply if you have been the Featured Member in the past twelve months; your turn will come around again!
And if you entered last month, but weren't chosen, please enter again by commenting on THIS post!
Being the SPDG Featured Member is a wonderful way to gain exposure for your work.
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Our next meeting features guest speaker Brennan Mulligan of Skyou. Brennan is the first of many awesome speakers we are bringing to the guild from Surtex. He instantly stood out in the crowd because he was wearing an amazing tee-shirt. Turns out that tee was a product from SILO, the e-commerce platform powered by Skyou's on-demand technology. The evening's presentation will feature products designed by our very own Jenny Thayer. Stay tuned for more!
Enid Marx: Design
By Ruth Artmonsky and Brian Webb
Antique Collectors’ Club, 2013
Marx was a leader in engraving and drawing. She produced designs for textiles, pattern papers, end paper, book jackets, stamps, posters, labels, cups and saucers, and more. She wrote and illustrated books for adults and children, and authored articles, and was an avid collector of folk art. Her work was featured in exhibitions, and she took part in the design of textiles for the London subways and buses in the 1930’s-40’s, which were in use for decades, and created designs for the 1940’s
wartime Utility Furniture scheme to produce affordable furniture. Her designs were popular and had a singular, unique style. Her aesthetic is beautiful and fascinating—I love her abstract designs—and I found myself going through the color plates several times. The book is a wonderful read, outlining Marx’s journey from her student days to being an industry leader. She is inspiring as a designer and as a woman navigating business in a world of men at the time. If you love history and want to discover her work (or rediscover if you’ve seen her work before) this is a great addition to your library.