Harriet was inspired by Asian outdoor markets and the sights, colours and textures that exist there- she has used traditional and digital printing methods to explore this topic.
Focusing on creating fun, abstract designs with a tactile twist her aim is to produce feel-good prints that bring joy to people’s lives using naïve drawing methods and bold motifs. Harriet's collection 'A Trip to the Markets' explores the senses through colour and texture as a way of capturing an insight into the exciting world that is Asian street markets.
Asian street markets are a feast for the senses, the hustle and bustle of a busy street is invigorating and overwhelming. With high energy colour palettes and clashing patterns, each turn of the head reveals a new facet to these visually rich locations. Eclectic Japanese art and the combination of asian graphic design styles have played a huge inspiration in the construction of my collection, leading to the creation of a design that embodies the vibrancy and visual stimulation of the markets.
Taking inspiration from Japanese streetwear and designers such as Kansai Yamamoto and Manish Arora I have created a collection of prints that celebrates the beauty of maximalism through traditional and digital means of print. My aim is to showcase the wonderful chaos of visiting these locations by experimenting with symbols, textures and layered shapes.
This resulted in an illustrative and bold outcome similar to that of Japanese graphic design. It was important for me to incorporate Japanese influences into my designs as I wanted my work to have a deeper meaning and truly represent the experience of visiting these markets. I also experimented with printing on to a range of materials including leather, canvas and plastic bags to achieve texture within some of my final samples. I enjoy being able to show my creative process and how I achieved the end result through ensuring I have texture from from screen printing within my final patterns.