Master 5 Advanced Pattern Techniques with Bonnie Christine | Pitter Pattern

Most of you might know by now that I’m a big fan of Skillshare. I devour any pattern class that gets published and I’ve found some real gems among all the noise. Some of my favourites are Bonnie Christine’s classes.

Bonnie is a surface pattern designer, artist, teacher and blogger at ‘Going Home To Roost’. She’s got several, very popular, surface pattern design classes and has run some great Skillshare workshops in the past.

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Day Of The Dead Wallpaper - Sugar Skull Floral Wall Mural [1] | Pitter Pattern

The Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican multi-day holiday, starting on 31st October and ending on 2nd November. It celebrates deceased family and friends and honours them with festivals and lively celebrations including food, drinks, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.

The most familiar symbols of the Dia de Los Muertos are the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which are generally depicted as joyous rather than mournful figures. They appear everywhere during the festival, including carved skull masks, small figures made out of carved wood or fired clay, and sweet treats… And you can get them on fabulous wallpaper too!

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Pattern and colour on Eye Magazine's 8000 unique covers [1] | Pitter Pattern

A few posts ago I shared with you a project where Nutella used an algorithm to create 7 million unique patterns for their packaging. Today I’m sharing with you a similar project from Eye Magazine…

Eye is a London-based graphic design publication, and as such its covers are always striking and wonderfully conceived. Issue 94 (Typography special) is no exception, but it comes with a particularly original twist: 8000 unique covers.

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Designer Highlight • Season of Victory - Inner Thoughts wall art collection | Pitter Pattern

WHO:
Linda Baritski is the engine behind Season of Victory. She’s a freelance designer and art director based in London.

WHAT:
She’s currently working on projects in publishing, branding and packaging. Her designs are also available as fabric at Spoonflower, homewares at Society6 and phone covers at Casetify, among others.

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How to easily change colour groups to Pantone colours in Illustrator [video] | Pitter Pattern

At the end of last year, I made a few video tutorials for my Pattern Kick customers, explaining some useful tips & tricks to help them make the most of their pattern files. Today I’m sharing one of them with you: How to easily change colour groups to Pantone colours in Illustrator.

This video tutorial will show you, as described in the title, how to convert Illustrator colour groups in your Swatches panel, to Pantone colours. A very useful trick for when you have some artwork ready to send to the printers but didn’t work with Pantone colours from the beginning.

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