Monday, June 27, 2011

Stand Up Paddle Boards

Dale Hope commissioned my studio to create an ocean themed Mid Century Modern piece soon to be in production  for Tropical Blends, a Hawaiian surf and stand up board manufacturer. Once the design team has the art, they "clean up" & resize the hand block printed images for the boards.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

HILUXURY magazine April/May 2011 "Prints Charming The Art of Textile Design Revisited"

 Nadine Kam included my work in her  HILUXURY magazine article,"Prints Charming: The Art of Textile Design Revisited"

A portion of article:

"Gentlemen about town should feel honored(as opposed to violated) when Emma Jewell Howard whips out her camera and snaps a frame with them square in the middle. She's no pesky paparazzi: she's merely interested in your shirt...

"...companies such as Patagonia,Kendall Jackson,Anheuser Busch and Maui Jim. She has designed uniforms for Hawaiian Airlines and the City and County of Honolulu."

"...I like functional art.."

"...One of her designs,created for Kahala,will get prominent display when Alexander Payne's feature film The Descendents premiers. Star George Clooney will be wearing "Skills" design,which utilizes 22 hand -carved images of surfers,paddlers and fishermen. The design took 6 months to create."

"...Howard also likes the sense of history that goes into researching the images in her work,whether they are constellations in the sky or symbolism of cultural images..."

" If these two artists continue getting their work on the streets, we won’t have to worry about people forgetting Hawai’i."

Mahalo Nui Loa, Nadine Kam, for contacting me & writing such a special piece on the textile industry in the Hawaiian Islands!