While we’ve seen his sketches and drawings reprinted on everything from greeting cards to ties, we had no idea he had ever created designs specifically for textiles until reading a recent article by Lauren Ro. Designed by Wright, and executed by Ling Po, an artist, and apprentice to Wright at Taliesin West, the patterns were licensed to F. Schumacher & Company in 1955 as part of what was to be called the “Taliesin Line.” While not all of the designs Wright and Ling Po developed were produced (see a few of them here) those that were have happily been reintroduced for purchase from Schumacher. Not only are the original patterns available, but they have updated the colorways and fabrics. What a treat!
Created from a photograph of a tray of glossy, glazed sugar cookies, the Centennial Cookies surface design from Unkie Monkie Studios is a knockout on textiles and home goods – and makes an outstanding shirt! Check out more of this great pattern on print on demand goods at Cafepress, Roostery, Spoonflower, Art of Where, Vida, and Print All Over Me.
Of all the surface designs created for the Morton Design House collection, Monarch is the pattern people continually return to. Upon receiving an art print of the pattern, one fan remarked, “There’s something mesmerizing about the way the colors and patterns are juxtaposed that keeps me coming back to it. I see it even when I’m not looking at it!” The design does look dazzling on textiles. Browse Morton Design House’s Monarch print on demand collection here.