October 24 2014 – When you get two commissions to complete in a short period of time, naturally their final deadlines will both fall on the same day. Because the Universe likes to see you rise to a challenge 😉 I made both deadlines, but other things like blogging, eating, and going to the bathroom were kind of put on the back burner. That’s why I’m doing a double update now.
The palette is inspired by this week’s Art Crush artist, Josef Frank. His brilliant palettes just brighten my days.
My art crush this week is Josef Frank. I discovered his work quite by accident, fooling around on Pinterest. His work really sets me on fire in some fundamental way, and it looks so cutting edge that it completely threw me to find out the guy was born in 1885.
Born in Austria to parents of Hungarian descent, he moved to Sweden in 1933 and did a lot of his most influential work while working for the Stockholm design company Svenskt Tenn, who are still going strong today. A lot of the fabrics in their current catalogue are still his designs, because I guess they just still haven’t found anyone to surpass him.
And looking at his work, can you blame them? I don’t know if it’s the organic flow, the meticulous detail, the electric colors or the beautiful chaos, but the work is completely mesmerizing. Each of those patterns makes me want to have a conversation with the man. Wish he had a Skillshare class 🙂
I find it really inspiring to see how many people who created patterns basically a hundred years ago felt the same things about their work that we feel today. Up until today any time someone asked me ‘if you could talk to any person, living or dead, who would you choose?’ my answer was always William Morris. From now on I might move that up to Josef Frank 🙂