We have been busy in 2019 designing a new Paisley print, but this time its more of a literal Paisley print – as its based on where our studio is located. Introducing our ‘Paislig’ print.
Designed and illustrated by Josef McFadden, this print is heavily inspired by the architecture of Paisley and the structure of the paisley pattern itself.
Entwined among paisley pattern motifs such as the widely known teardrop shape, combined with other decorative elements, are the likes of Paisley Abbey, Anchor Mills, John Neilston Institute, Paisley Observatory, Alexander Wilson, Robert Tannahill, the Xenomorph gargoyle on the Abbey and the Paisley Witches Horseshoe – all of which have been illustrated using pencil.
§”I wanted to create something truly inspired by Paisley, that reflects the architecture and history that we have here. Ive included lots of the landmarks that I find most interesting about Paisley, particularly the Abbey – its such a beautiful piece of architecture and has lots of history that comes with it.” – Josef
To create the artwork for such a historical location, we wanted to go right back to basics and pick up just a set of graphite pencils, to create detailed illustrations based on shape, tone and motif. Each landmark was drawn from photographs or on location sketches and then digitally collated into the final pattern. The greyscale version is very much all about the drawings, unedited and as close as possible to the original pieces – but we loved the feel of the print and it reminded us a little bit of old toile du jouy design that we had to try a colour way, which is when the heritage red version was born.
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