This spring-summer I’m having fun experimenting and playing with a few new products.
There are oversize black & white art poster prints now up in the shop. Perfect for your living room, bedroom, or work space. And a couple new iPhone covers to brighten things up! Both of the two paint stroke iPhone designs are created from the same original artwork – the “Garden” print (see more about how I create my designs in behind the scenes at the bottom of this post).
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JULIA KOSTREVA x NEED SUPPLY
I had the great pleasure this spring collaborating with Need Supply on some exclusive products. Inspired by sea, wind, water, pools, summer travels, and for me, definitely inspired by California. This collection was made specially for the Need Supply shop based on their seasonal direction. I’ve collaborated with them in the past, but this time was truly special and a very inspiring design process!
Product art direction: Krystle Kemp, Need Supply – Design: Julia Kostreva
Photography art direction, photography: Julia Kostreva – Styling: Loren Crosier
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BEHIND THE SCENES
From paint – to artwork – to design
Here are some photos around my workspace and showing a little of my process. A lot of my pattern designs are created by hand through painting with sumi ink. Then I scan the artwork into the computer and go through a design phase where I construct the artwork into a pattern, bring in colors, make repeats. Everything starts black and white, and eventually turns into something colorful.
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