Shine Shine has been created by graphic designer Heidi Chisholm. South African born and Brooklyn based, this clash of cultures really comes across in her eye catching repeat patterns. The graphic style is very slick and clean – and there are none of the characterful mistakes that I aesthetically associate with African textiles. However, the bold and often unexpected use of colour seems very typical. And the overall layout of the prints seems to take a lot of influence from traditional ‘commemorative cloths’ of this region. Some how, the two cultural references blend seamlessly to create something quite unique to me.

http://www.shineshine.co.za/
http://www.heidichisholm.com/

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