Since being shortlisted for my first entry, I decided to enter Tigerprint’s new ‘Black and White’ themed competition.
Again, I already had work for this from my pattern-a-day blog, so it was just a case of resizing the patterns.
This was the brief we were given:
As a stark contrast to last month’s colour competition, we’ve decided to run the popular Black & White pattern competition.
This month we want you to focus on black and white surface pattern. We would like you to design a surface pattern for a male or female recipient that could be used across a range of our everyday products including:
Gift bags, wrapping paper, stationery products or greeting cards.
The brief is open, so get back to basics and think about how the pattern is generated. Explore different techniques and formats, and really experiment with the elements that make up your pattern. Think about how different lines, marks and patterns can be created and applied. Look at fashion and homeware trends for inspiration.
To summarize, we suggest you focus on the following elements in your design:
- Organic pattern
- Floral pattern
- Geometric pattern
- Traditional pattern
- Retro/vintage inspired
- Abstract pattern
- Mark making
We are really excited to see what you can produce with a limited colour palette. Remember we strictly want pattern in black and white so this means no shades of grey.
We would like your design in black and white, anything with colour will not be accepted.
Your design could be a repeat pattern or a placement print. You may choose to use your favourite method of working or a combination of mediums such as:
- Hand drawn/mark making
- Digital artwork
- Collage/embellishments i.e. embroidery etc.
- Photographic elements
These are the patterns I submitted:
Winners are announced at the beginning of April!