Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!


This print is especially co-designed by Alice Joubert and Emma Neuberg, members of The People's Print first co-design social textiles group, the Born To Be Wild Group (affiliated with the V&A) and experimenters in the future meaning, role and cultural identity of textile design and print!

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Co-design Postmodernist Fashion Textiles Collection, Phase 1 COMPLETE!

The first incarnation of the Born To Be Wild/V&A Fashion Textiles Collection 2011!

The People's Print unique co-design process progressed to the next level on Friday in our last formal session for 2011.

Each member of the group signed the Born To Be Wild Multiple Copyright Agreement and agrees to the exclusive use of the entire Born To Be Wild Group's Postmodernist Library for infinite enjoyment, inspiration, identity, imagination and application!

A new chapter opens on the burgeoning field that is social textiles!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Co-design Design Process Final Stage This Friday!!

Emma starts a process of co-creation with designs and motifs by Pamela, Julie and Melanie. The swatchbook designs become our very own 'Dover Books Resource'!

There's so much mileage in each member of the group's Designs 1 and 2 and with the joint copyright agreement (that Emma shall bring to class) this resource is exclusive to us and our endless use!

Emma called her designs VintageTangoGold and VintageTangoCherry!

This Friday's task is to keep the edge of Postmodernism but to smooth it over with a commercial (co-designed) vibe!

Co-design is a messy process to start with as you can see from some of Emma's early attempts!

An early version of VintageTangoCherry fusing Pamela and Julie's motifs together.

Our top tips are:

1. Look over the Born To Be Wild Extended E-book (see blog post below) taking in each members' Designs 1 and 2.

2. Let your mind find natural pairings.

3. Sketch out mini ideas of how these might piece together in your notebook.

4. Begin the Photoshop process with Layers and opacity settings.

5. Play!

6. Home in on the design you might actually wear and take it to the next level. Squinting at it helps!

7. Make two or three flattened copies and then play with the Hue, Saturation & Light and Levels.

MemphisNapolitana, Emma's design from last week featuring motifs by Hatice, Melanie and Emma, came out of this Photoshop frenzy:

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

How Will The Born To Be Wild Group Clothe Jennie?!

BORN TO BE WILD GROUP MEMBERS: please give each design (Design 1 and Design 2) a Postmodern title ready for Friday!!


I wonder what amazing Postmodernist prints I'll be wearing next week?

Saturday, 3 December 2011

'Born to be Wild' Swatch Book reality!

The 'Born to be Wild' prints arrived back! and looked truly beautiful together as a length, later cut and distributed between the group to create the first People's Print swatch book, the power of co-design was experienced by everybody!

'The co-design approach, designing together, circumscribes an equable space where design thinking and practice harness collective intelligence ... A space where stakeholders and communities of interest can contribute to improving economic & socio-cultural equity,
while strengthening societies' enterprises and institutions, and regenerating the environment.'
Alastair Faud-Luke 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Next Stop: Co-Design Game!!

This design combines Emma, Hatice and Melanie by Emma!

This design combines Emma and Geraldine by Emma!