You’ve probably heard us mention The Pattern Guild quite a few times over the last few weeks since we’ve been collaborating with them on a new cut and sew project. We decided to catch up with Fergus, one half of the brand to get the inside scoop about what makes them tick and their take on 3RXPG.
For those who don’t know what is The Pattern Guild?
We are a collective of designers and makers focused on geometric patterns and high quality products. We make everything in England and a lot of our range is actually made in-house in our London studio.
Tell us about the pattern you designed for #3RXPG, where did it come from and what was the inspiration behind it?
The pattern was created from a series of experiments using diagonal shapes. We wanted to produce a loud design with tight registration using cool blue tones.
What attracted you to this collaborative project?
We have worked with 3rd Rail for a while now and have seen what they offer develop into a vast range of services. We wanted to try their new t-shirt printing and cut and sew combination idea as it is something we have always wanted to have in our range.
You’ve sold t-shirts in the past, in your eyes what makes the #3RXPG design different?
To have an all over pattern t-shirt completely printed and made in London is something special and rare. We designed the pattern to be bold and colourful, to make people stop, look and investigate.
Why does screen printing feature so heavily in your product range?
We come from a graphic design background and Amber specialised in screen printing fabric during her degree. We have always valued the skill involved in screen printing and the process of printing in layers gives us inspiration when designing.
What’s next for The Pattern Guild?
We are currently preparing for our first major show at Tent London, which is part of London Design Week. We have also been working hard on lots of new exciting projects including a brand new fabric design, a new travel bag, new t-shirt colour-ways and a huge limited edition A1 screen print.
The contest is now in its second week, if you haven’t taken part yet what are you waiting for? Click HERE to enter or keep scrolling to the next blog post. We announced our first set of winners yesterday and there’s just over a week left to get involved. Good luck!