Seamless: the digital in design.
Museum of Architecture and Design,
Ljubljana, Slovenia.
19th September – 3rd November 2013.

Brezšivno: digitalno v oblikovanju.
Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje,
Ljubljana, Slovenija.
19. september – 3. november 2013.

Participants/ Sodelujoči.
Louise Adkins
Kirsteen Aubrey
Mark Beecroft
Keith Brown
Fabrizio Cocchiarella (+ Emma Hayward)
David Crow
Vanessa Cuthbert
Joe Duffy
Michael Eden
Jon Hannan (+ Robert George)
Steve Hawley
Toby Heys (+ Robert Saucier & Oliver Blank)
Saoirse Higgins
Jonathan Hitchen
Nigel Hurlstone
Hilary Judd
Alice Kettle (+ Huw Wahl)
Amanda Langdown
Jane McKeating
Joe McCullagh
Monomatic (+ Nick Rothwell)
Sally Morfill
CJ O’Neill
Alex Russell
Ulysses Sengupta
Annie Shaw

Senior Lecturer, Design (Textiles in Practice).
Alex Russell was born in Dorset, UK. He studied BA and MA Textiles in Manchester, graduating in 1992. He then worked as a freelance designer and part time lecturer, before lecturing full time at Nottingham Trent University from 1994 to 2001. Following this, he set up a freelance design studio, firstly in Belgium, then in Holland before moving back to the UK in 2006. He has lectured at Manchester School of Art since 2007, and continues to work as a designer. His book ‘The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design’ was published by AVA Academia in 2011.
His freelance work covers a wide range of printed textile design, surface pattern, graphics, illustration and other creative services for fashion, interiors, trend prediction and editorial/publishing. His international client base has included Alexander Henry, Almedahls, Bjorn Borg, C and A, Carven, Etam, H and M, Lee, Lego, Levi Strauss, Matinique/InWear, Moschino, Nokia, Oilily, Roberto Cavalli, Speedo, Thomas Pink, Tommy Hilfiger and Vero Moda/Jack and Jones. His designs have been widely featured in books and international publications surveying contemporary pattern and print.
Alex is currently working on a design practice-led PhD, exploring generative design and developing the possibilities of digital fabric printing.

Repeatless 0003: cloth of gold.
Repeatless 003: Cloth of Gold uses original, interdisciplinary programming to dynamically generate non-repeating pattern designs. The code, written in Processing, generates well-composed patterns that have a negligible probability of repeating. The underlying structure is based on cellular automata, modelling traditional pattern design methods of arranging components. The motifs within the pattern respond in real-time to one other, creating a seamless composition of indefinite length.



Alex Russell

Višji predavatelj oblikovanja, tekstil v praksi.
Alex Russell se je rodil v Dorsetu v Veliki Britaniji. V Manchestru je opravil dodiplomski in podiplomski študij tekstilstva in diplomiral leta 1992. Nato je delal kot svobodni oblikovalec in občasni predavatelj ter se zatem polno zaposlil na univerzi Nottingham Trent, kjer je delal med letoma 1994 in 2001. Kasneje je najprej v Belgiji, nato pa še na Nizozemskem ustanovil oblikovalski studio, kjer je delal do leta 2006. Po vrnitvi v Veliko Britanijo je začel predavati na šoli Manchester School of Art in še naprej delal tudi kot oblikovalec. Njegovo knjigo The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design (Osnove tiskanega tekstilnega oblikovanja) je leta 2011 izdala založba AVA Academia.
Njegovo samostojno delo zajema širok spekter tiskanega tekstilnega oblikovanja, tiskanih vzorcev, grafike, ilustracije in drugih kreativnih storitev za modo, interierje, napovedi trendov in uredništva oziroma založništvo. Med njegovimi mednarodnimi strankami so Alexander Henry, Almedahls, Bjorn Borg, C&A, Carven, Etam, H&M, Lee, Lego, Levi Strauss, Matinique/InWear, Moschino, Nokia, Oilily, Roberto Cavalli, Speedo, Thomas Pink, Tommy Hilfiger in Vero Moda/Jack in Jones. Njegovo oblikovanje se pogosto pojavlja v knjigah in mednarodnih publikacijah s pregledi sodobnih vzorcev in tiskanja.
Alex trenutno pripravlja doktorat o generativnem oblikovanju in razvojnih možnostih digitalnega tiska na tkanine.

Brez ponavljanj 0003: Zlato blago.
Pri delu Brez ponavljanj 0003: Zlato blago je uporabljeno izvirno interdisciplinarno programiranje, ki dinamično ustvarja neponavljajoč se vzorec. Koda, napisana v programu Processing, ustvarja dobro sestavljene vzorce z zanemarljivo verjetnostjo ponovitve. Osnovna struktura temelji na celičnih avtomatih, ki modelirajo metode tradicionalnega oblikovanja vzorcev z razvrščanjem posameznih komponent. Motivi v vzorcu se odzovejo drug na drugega v realnem času, kar ustvarja brezšivno kompozicijo nedoločene dolžine.

a.russell@mmu.ac.uk
alexrussell.com
artdes.mmu.ac.uk