Seeing patterns everywhere

by United Blogs of Benetton on: April 10th, 2010

I’m one of those hyper-observant people in a way where it becomes almost like a nervous tick because in everything i see, I might spy something that makes it aesthetically interesting.

This could be cracks in pavements, broken glass, typography in old signs. Sadly, I’ve never put my eye to any good use given that I stupidly don’t document these occurrences where I see some form of beauty.

Thankfully, there are diligent people out there that have enough patience to go around for all of us. Which is why sites such as Patternity exist. Founded by art director Anna Murray and textiles designer Grace Winteringham, they have put together an online resource which is a scrapbook of everything and anything where a discoverable ‘pattern’ can be seen.

In buildings, interiors, cult/couture fashion, vintage materials as well as daily discoveries, patterns are all around us. I’m thinking more than a handful of creatives would get a thorough kick out of Patternity’s wonderful free-for-all resource.

It goes without saying that a lot of the things that Patternity unearth also seem to run in tandem with a lot that is going on within fashion which is why I’m most excited that they will be opening an e-store selling carefully selected vintage pieces that are of course patterned. A taster of these vintage pieces can currently be seen on Supermarket Sarah‘s paternity wall.

Patternity will also be presenting an exhibition as part of the Land of Kings festival in Dalston in East London celebrating the vibrant and creative scene of this cool pocket of the city. ‘The Tapestry of Dalston’ brings together Hackney-based creatives such as illustrator Colin Henderson (has worked for brands like Nike and Urban Outfitters) as well as Daniel Brereton who has worked for bands like Late of the Piere and These New Purtians. Weighing in from a fashion perspective, Audrey Roger will also be exhibiting having worked for Chloe in Paris.

Patternity presents A Tapestry Of Dalston at The Print House Gallery, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL from the 24th April until the 4th May.

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