Liberty would probably rank pretty highly in most surface pattern designers’ top 10 of influential brands. They have been showcasing amazing patterns on their iconic fabrics for over 100 years. I’ve followed their work for a long time and went to see the inspirational retrospective of their work at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London, back in 2016.
In September 2018 Liberty ran a competition called Open Call, seeking out new talent to produce fresh print designs for them. Participants were asked to post a single image of their work on Instagram and use the hash tag #LibertyOpenCall.
I was keen to take part (!), but had a dilemma with choosing what to submit…
The votes were in and my loose floral design called ‘Protea’ was the most popular. Liberty had over 5000 entries and there was so much outstanding work! I was thrilled in January to get a message from Liberty saying; ‘we loved your #LibertyOpenCall submission…’ and asking if I’d like to be featured in a new publication?! Errr… YES!
The Liberty Book is the first issue of their new publication and includes an article showcasing some of their favourite entries to the competition alongside the four winners. I’m thrilled to have my quirky pattern design showcased alongside such talent.
If you would like to buy my Protea design it is available in my store as a blank greetings card!