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You may have noticed here recently that the Slow Textiles Group embrace animation and film narratives for textiles. This is because textiles manifest time and story-telling in their very DNA. Even digital code is textiles inasmuchas each pixel echoes the needlepoint stitch or punchcard hole in order to make the image whole.
Last year we showcased amazing textile animator Tania Grace Knuckey’s witty, subtle and evocative textile animations at the Slow Studio Cinema. “I have to put timelines into textiles to bring them alive,” she says.
What do geometrics mean to you?
This is British designer, Horace Taylor‘s poster (animated by Emma Neuberg) encouraging women in the suburbs to get into town via the London Underground and “buy British”!
Here they have been rearranged to create a digital narrative with history and humour. The experiments continue..
Summer Sales Circle,
digital surface pattern inspired by Horace Taylor’s 1926 poster,
Emma Neuberg, 2011
Pastel and digital print animated,
Emma Neuberg, 2011.
The aim, loosely, is to combine old with new, tradition with technology, in ways that offer new creative textile possibilities and textured digital forms.
Experiment 2: Slow Lace Hues,
Pastel and digital print animated, Emma Neuberg, 2011.
To see more examples of Emma’s digital sketchbook go to
We’re having a flora and fauna escapist day celebrating some of the wondrous digital prints coming from British designers in 2011.
Building upon a tradition of floral regalia, all these Central Saint Martins’ graduates are breaking new ground not only taking the genre to new heights but transforming the silhouette.