De Islas is trippy patterns hand-drawn by Junko and Elena. Each drawing we begin is in consideration of a repeat format, suited for yardage and surface design applications.
We invite you to employ De Islas prints in any way you can imagine, choosing from a variety of materials ready to be appropriated to your fancy.
Thanks to advances in printing technology, our patterns can now be materialized onto pretty much any surface. For interior decoration we customize Wall-Coverings and Upholstery Canvas. And for the very crafty DIYs we always have 100% Woven Cotton Poplin readily in stock, among Silks and Spandex and Knit Jerseys. Please refer to “Patterns” for information on specific materials and their availability. And if you are wondering whether a fabric is suitable for what you have in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us as we are here to help and to encourage you to materialize your ideas.
What if you are not feeling crafty but love a De Islas drawing? Out of select designs we made a limited edition ready-to wear! We produce a small batch of simple clothing, all about combining casual wear with original artwork, turning everyday items into something special.
If you are interested in Custom Patterns and Licensing, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Art:De Islas patterns are original collaborative illustrations. We believe that original is everyone and everywhere, just about as unavoidable as the difference in the way people walk. Just as no 2 seeds are (naturally) identical, the challenge in this age of biological engineering is to access individuality. The way we approach each new imagery and theme is a process of tapping into and revealing, which is why we consider De Islas a labor of discovery. Amid a frenzy of influences and inspirations in our environment- those consciously acquired and those helplessly consumed, among learned skills and intuition, collective experiences and personal habits - we try to uncover buried uniqueness.
De Islas means “ from islands ” in Spanish. Thus named because its 2 sole employees originate from sub-continental lands. Surrounding waters make flux characteristic to islands, applicable from weather anomalies to cultural heritage. An identity often shaped by migrated styles from all over, what we make looks and speaks of such fusion. De Islas, a project that continues to evolve amidst our comings and goings. As we work to visualize all the diversity inherent in thought and nature, for us art does not only reside within museums and galleries. Instead we create concepts from the drawing board that end up as rolls of fabric, materializing artwork into a format that is both versatile and functional.
We believe that a direct relationship between artist and consumer encourages originality applicable from art to craft to merchandise. By committing ourselves to providing unique patterns printed on high quality materials, we hope to inspire you to explore your own adaptations with our art. Get a glimpse of what our textiles can become in “YOUs”. We would love to hear what you have come up with! : #DeIslas