Liberty Rocks

For its Autumn/Winter collection for 2011, Liberty Art Fabrics has worked with a group of collaborators from the worlds of art and music to create a new series of music-inspired print designs. The results are rather lovely…

A Boy Dreams by Graham Coxon

For its Autumn/Winter collection for 2011, Liberty Art Fabrics has worked with a group of collaborators from the worlds of art and music to create a new series of music-inspired print designs. The results are rather lovely…

Liberty has chosen to work with a group of musicians with links to the art world, including Graham Coxon and Florence Welch, and artists with links to music, such as John Squire and Storm Thorgerson.

Dancing Ladies, chosen by Florence Welch


Grace, chosen by Florence Welch

A wide range of designs have resulted. Some of the collaborators, including Florence Welch who selected the two fabrics shown above, visited the Liberty archive to choose patterns that could be revisited. Welch picked the Dancing Ladies design, which was popular in the 1920s, and Grace, a 19th century vintage hand-drawn lace pattern.

Ornithology by Edwyn Collins

Vonetta by John Squire

Many of the others created entirely new designs for the project. Edwyn Collins’ features a selection of the delicate bird sketches he drew as part of his rehabilitation after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage in 2005 (Collins drew a bird every day for six months), while John Squire has produced a lino-cut, geometric print for the series.

Thorgerson (in two different colours) by Storm Thorgerson

For one of his designs, Storm Thorgerson incorporated the iconic prism graphic from his sleeve design for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Thorgerson’s second contribution, a graphic of birds, is based on his design for Australian band Powderfinger’s album Golden Rule.

Tomary by Mark Mawston

by Emilia de Poret

Alongside the collaborators’ contributions, the Liberty design team has also created a selection of prints inspired by different musical eras and music lyrics. These include paisley prints as well as 60s style geometric patterns. There is also a range of fabrics featuring digital images, a first for Liberty Art Fabrics. The full set of designs can be viewed online at http://crmag.co.uk/owe5Tu. Prices are from £19.95 per metre.

 

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