Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NAUMD North American Association of Uniform Manufactuers & Distributors 2010 Awards

 Apparel Solutions LLC, won the 2010 award in transportation category for their uniform that included my aloha shirt print:

March 7. 2010
"TRANSPORTATION - Apparel Solutions for Hawaiian Airlines
Apparel Solutions uniformed 1800 Flight Attendants and Customer Service Reps for a new 80th
Anniversary uniform for Hawaiian Airlines. We provided a sophisticated island look utilizing Asian and
Hawaiian Culture inspired design. We provided clean silhouttes for above the waist garments no
buttons (except dyed to match buttons on the Aloha they blend in) and no pockets. The
fabric for the bottomwear and blazer is a tropical weight 50% Austrailian Wool and 50% Micropoly in
Medium Grey. We paired that with an Azul print which is rich in the icons and heritage of Hawaiian
and Polynesia."

Monday, May 17, 2010

MidWeek article Hawaiian Airlines uniform print designed by Emma Howard

 November 11, 2009

"Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Uniforms by Yu Shing Ting

Starting this month, customers of Hawaiian Airlines will notice an entirely new look in its terminals and onboard its flights with flight attendants and customer service employees sporting new uniforms.

The new uniforms to be worn by 1,800 employees systemwide are the product of a yearlong collaborative effort among line employees and managers of the company aimed at having them ready in time for Hawaiian’s 80th anniversary Nov. 11.

Hawaii designer Emma Howard incorporated the input from employees in creating the new uniform’s print design, drawing inspiration from the Hawaiian word makahiki, which resulted from combining the words for “flight” and “movement.”

Transportation Industry Custom Uniforms Print Designer

Corporate uniforms for the Transportation Industry is a recurring theme appearing in  my work as a freelance textile/surface designer.

AMPCO parking systems for ABM Industries Incorporated
manufactured by Island Traditions of Hawaii

TheBus and Handivan for  The City and County of Honolulu
manufactured by Island Traditions of Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines
manufactured by Apparel Solutions LLC

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oahu TheBus & Handivan drivers wear Aloha Shirts designed in my studio

I rode my bike across town today to meet with a client for a new project. On my way to the meeting I stopped by the sewing factory that the majority of shirts are sewn in; these rolls of fabric in several colorways were in line to be unrolled ,cut and made into more uniforms for the City and County's  drivers.

The  Master/original art was hand painted in a khaki green as shown here.

Island Traditions manufactured this shirt.

Surfers,rock climbers,fishermen PATALOHA for Patagonia

Dale Hope commissioned my studio to create a print for Patagonia's Pataloha line using rock climbers, fishermen in outrigger canoes and surfers. The mountains are in the middle of the ocean surrounded by high surf.

Pepi Wines, a part of Kendall Jackson Wine Estates,Ltd

 Robert Pepi bought property south of the town of Oakville in 1966. He  retired in 1994 ,selling  the estate to Jess Jackson and his family.

Laura Lee and Mia Morelli of Pepi Wine commissioned my studio to create a wine and surf print for their new silk shirts. Hand drawn in pencil, then hand painted using gouache on paper. The entire process was completed via emailed images between Sonoma County, California and the Hawaiian Islands.

This silk shirt , manufactured by Island Traditions, is engineered with design matching from pocket ,all the way across the front.

George Clooney wears this aloha shirt --store front of Kahala Sportswsear

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pleiades Star Constellation,Makali'i, on Big Island of Hawaii

While facing the Pleiades Star Constellation,Makali'i, rising above the horizon one evening 100s of years ago, an artist etched the image of the Pleiades into this lava rock on the Big Island in Puna.This was part of a spiritual ceremony with a Hawaiian Kahuna present for Makahiki that was also happening around the world.

During my Big Island stay last year,after photographing this image, I had a dream that I was flying across the field of petroglyphs.

"The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygete, Celaeno, and Alcyone, along with their parents Atlas and Pleione. As daughters of Atlas, the Hyades were sisters of the Pleiades. The English name of the cluster itself is of Greek origin, though of uncertain etymology. Suggested derivations include: from πλεîν plein, to sail, making the Pleiades the "sailing ones"; from pleos, full or m; or from peleiades, flock of doves."

Initially I found this image in a book,comparing it to photographs of the actual stars while researching a project for a client's aloha shirt uniform.I was contacted by telephone, to enter a competition of a few designers to come up with a new design for Hawaiian Airlines for their new uniform that would be unveiled during their anniversary in November/December 2009.

It took 8 months to research,design and hand paint the print under the direction of a very large committee of Hawaiian Airlines employees.