Textile and print design can take on many forms. One of the most common is repeating patterns. This can also be called a seamless design. In it’s simplest form, it’s a motif that can be repeated vertically and horizontally, forever, without a break in the design. Repeating patterns can be seen in everything from leggings to wallpaper. The key factor to consider when designing into this format is how your design will look once repeated out. If the fabric will be cut into multiple small pieces, the seam may not be an issue. But in larger formats, hiding the seam creates a much more fluidRead More →

With the 60s and 70s being a big trend on the runway, for this throwback thursday we’re taking a look at 1970s prints and silhouttes that are inspiring us today. A while back we looked at 1960s prints, which had a heavy influence from geometry and the rise of television and media. The new attraction to exotic musical and artistic influences in the 1970s catapulted the paisley print in magazines and adorned the hippest pop icons of the day; most noticeably The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Kinks, and The Who. The paisley design was commonly associated with rebellion; it was a statement ofRead More →

It’s Throwback Thursday! Which means we’re taking a look back at an era we love and the prints that made the time. The 1960s saw the rise in television and media. New technologies made it possible for media images of the US Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War to be transmitted worldwide within hours, leading to greater political awareness. Active TV and media coverage provided the younger generation with a new way to look at celebrities creating a bigger buzz for people like Twiggy, Cathy McGowen, and The Beatles. Prints always reflect the zeitgeist of the time (the spirit of the time) and in theRead More →

A few weeks ago we reported on some of the top 2015 textile trends. Here at the studio we are always creating our own textiles and prints inspired by the trends around us.  Today, we want to make a few of the elements we use available for download.  These vector files can be used royalty free and downloaded here. Today’s digital download was inspired by an upcoming trend- Retro Vacation. These are  Hawaiian prints that gives a new voice to that of yesteryear. We are creating motifs of iconic leafy palms, hibiscus flowers, other flora and fauna and chopping them up. These new motifs areRead More →

There was a surprise trend that popped up on the fall ’14 runways and has everybody talking, the use of favorite cartoon characters and re-tooling of famous brands and logos that brought life and a few laughs to the fall shows. The Cartoon Effect is credited as bringing life and color back into the fall season. By now, everybody has seen Jeremy Scott’s Moschino controversial debut, including Spongebob Squarepants and McDonald’s retooled logo. And for those of us not bold enough to embrace a Spongebob Spquarepants dress, there are shoes and purses available. Jeremy Scott was not the only designer to use such surprising iconography,Read More →

As designers we are often asked where our inspiration comes from.  The answer is undeniably- Everywhere!  There are no rules when it comes to inspiration. This new blog series is to highlight not only our inspiration, but also where it takes us.  Entitled Before & After, we’ll explore where our vision takes us.  From the mundane to the hyper visual, from natural elements to man-made creations, everything in this world can inspire. Now you’ll get a sneak peek at how. With found objects, its not about what you have but what you can create from it.We found this beautiful silk scarf a few years agoRead More →

When a textile designer sees a watercolor print, they have two reactions: 1) Oooh pretty! 2) Cleaning and reducing this will take the better part of my day Knowing this, we here at JLD-Studios have a solution for all you designers! As pretty as watercolor prints are, wouldn’t it be so much easier to have someone else do the cleaning, separating out and reducing colors so you can skip ahead to recoloring? Send us your most challenging prints! Even if they are not watercolors. Our team of designers are ready to take those prints and make them into cleaned, reduced, usable prints so you canRead More →

Printsource New York, one of the premier textile shows for the fashion industry, showcased its Fall/Winter 2014 show last month.  With a solid collection of fashion forward prints, we of course had a booth there to show our designs.  For the 3rd season running we also had the pleasure of speaking to a Stylesight correspondent and showing her our F/W 14 print trends.  As a result we’ve been featured in their Printsource F/W 14 trend report. If you’re a subscriber, be sure to pay extra close attention to pages 9, 10, and 11 while viewing the full report.  For those without the trend forecasting siteRead More →

After January’s Printsource show, JLD-Studios digital print collection received a nod on Stylesight. We were so excited to see one of our favorite prints on the cover of their trend report! If you have access to the site you can navigate to the full report coverage. Otherwise, be sure to check out the Stylesight Blog for a brief overview. Then come check us out this April at Printsource New York in the Penn Plaza Pavilion. We’ll be in booth A2 with a fresh new collection for Summer and Early Fall 2014.  Read More →

With inspiration deriving from fantastical imagery, layered prints from collages, a fusion of floral and paisley embodying a psychedelic pop, this season’s trend watch, Ethereal Garden, will have your wardrobe brimming with colorful life. JLD-Studios will presenting this trend next week at Printsource. TREND Overlapping symmetrical prints, distorted imagery and remnants of the Aztec culture, all immersed in a bright palette of juicy and spicy hues, are some of the key print trends we are following for this Ethereal Garden collection. INSPIRATION Surreal style and floral immersed in high-contrast hues that are large in scale and abstract in nature are all sources of inspiration forRead More →

We are excited to announce that we will be attending Printsource July 30th, 31st, and August 1st with a new collection of textiles to show. drastic dS emulator apk For Android As always, all prints from JLD-Studios are reduced, in repeat, and production ready. When purchasing from us you will save your company, and design team, time and money. Stop on by booth G13 to see our entire collection. Location: 7W New York 34th Street and 5th Avenue New York City Dates & Time: Monday, July 30th: 9am – 6pm Tuesday, July 31st: 9am – 6pm Wednesday, Aug 1st: 9am – 4pm Collection will beRead More →