We love working with Ivano Tella! His ‘Winged Death’ design wasn’t the first time he submitted something to an FRS challenge – and it’s also not the first time he’s been one of the winners! This time, for the ‘Your Illogical Phobia’ challenge, our voters were seduced by Ivano’s depiction of his fear of death.
Welcome to the family, Emma Gillet! Emma’s kaleidoscopic ‘Lustre’ is one of the 14 winning designs of FRS’ ‘Feathers vs. Crystals’ design challenge. The inspiration for ‘Lustre’ came from something as simple as a paper towel used to soak up excess ink. Beauty really can be found where you least expect it, huh?
We see Emma going far, especially if she sticks to her aim of staying experimental and pushing boundaries to create her designs. It paid off this time - we can only assume that it will again! If you like her design and are in Nottingham on May 30th, why not pop by her exhibition at Nottingham Trent University?
Gemma Hizzett's 'Insectophobia' was chosen as one of the three winners of FRS’ 'Illogical Phobia' design challenge, in which participants were asked to submit designs inspired by their deepest, darkest fears. As much as we wish Gemma didn’t have a phobia of insects, we certainly appreciate its contributing to the creation of such an eye-catching scarf!
Having been encouraged to pursue art and design by her family since childhood, Gemma has gained a lot of experience in all areas of design. Currently working as a freelance designer, she is always up for the next challenge and is excited about where it may take her.
Back in November, FRS launched “Your Tribe vs Your Geometry”, our very first leggings design challenge and an exciting opportunity for creative people from around the world to design their own unique and exclusive leggings! The challenge was to leave the safe haven of scarves, and put legs – and leggings – front and center, by using bold geometric shapes or ethnic tribal prints.
Over a period of two weeks, over 250 designers rose to the challenge and swept us off our feet with their out-of-this-world artworks. The Italian designer and art director Ivano Tella hit the nail on the head and stood out from the crowd with Momba, an artwork inspired by African textiles, tribal signs, tattoos and face painting, which will hit stores in April 2013.
Head over to the FRS blog, to read the full interview with Ivano (bit.ly/10LRMid) where he shares a few of his tips and tricks for designers out there. If you're a budding designer wanting to improve your technique, don't miss out on Ivano's tips and get ready to get designing! Check out the video Ivano prepared for us, where he takes us on a journey through his creative process and the story behind his Momba artwork.
The design world is all about communication, no matter what medium you use. Our designers already have the design skills & the looks to be successful. FRS' main goal is to promote every artist and the artwork they have created and reveal it's human aspect. To do so, every single winner tells us the story of their artwork and of themselves, as artists.