You may have noticed that we embrace animation and film narratives as integral to contemporary textiles practice. 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 our resident textile animator Tania Grace Knuckey’s witty, subtle and evocative textile animations at our Slow Studio Cinema event. Knuckey says: “I have to put timelines into textiles to bring them alive!”
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