Research Part II – Damask and Artists

The V&A has a large collection of damask motifs. What I love about it is that besides finished patterns, it also holds a big amount of work in progress sketches that can give me a better idea about how single elements are placed into creating the intricate and sophisticated look of the damask layout. I realized that a vast amount of these designs belong to Scottish artist Joseph Neil Paton while finished designs, to William Morris, which then I have also decided to investigate further. William Morris is also one of the designers that deeply inspired the Timorous Beasties which became my main source of inspiration since my second years. They also inspired artists like Kit Miles which has detailed drawing elements from nature, both flora and fauna that are sophisticated and high end, also relevant to my design collection.

Pinterest is another source of inspiration, it gathers both traditional Damask layouts but also designs from latest artists with their unique approach to it:

Timorous Beasties:

 

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