Portrait Plaid features hand-drawn illustrations, and a woven fabric sample that are bitmapped and designed into a four color repeat pattern.
This pattern was created from a photograph of a gutter grate, and the color is developed from cut up cellophane. This material represents the man made quality of a cityscape and it's artificial lighting. I'm inspired by the textures, colors and patterns found in cities.
This pattern began from a series of experiments. I used cellophane, sharpies, a light set-up and my camera to produce a collection of line and typographic manipulations. Through warping the plastic and shining light from various directions, I found that the type, and image had life. I used one of these images as part of a motif, of which I put into repeat in Photoshop/ Illustrator.