MIX Magazine - 66
Post Covid-19, there’s a push to be visual rather than tactile. There is a broader sense of nudging the possibilities when it comes to the mixing of size and scale of pattern. Playful motifs replace block colours and give creatives the space to experiment with freestyle lines, breaking up edges, merging colours and patterns together. After playing it safe, bravery and experimentation return, so the proportions of stripes and geometrics are mixed up, plain and pattern slotted together, ombré in weave and accidental colour combinations encouraged. Woven textiles reflect collectivism in craft, as do hand painted ceramics, as with the work of Kyle Scott Lee and his Basquiat inspired vases. Simple wood block designs, wax print and text graphics balance with free form psychedelic and blurred patterns.