Fabric, the Fired Earth Book of Natural Texture by Elizabeth Hilliard and Stafford Cliff, will be available from 18 October. Cliff, who designed and co-authored the book, says it is not intended to be a ‘how to’ work. ‘It looks at the larger picture of the incredible range of fabrics that are available and is intended to fuel ideas,’ he explains. The book is simply designed, he says, with photography playing an integral part (front cover, with photography by Dominic Blackmore, pictured). ‘The design uses a series of full-page pictures, a combination of images of real life and fabrics, to illustrate how fabric reflects the wider world,’ according to Cliff. Published by Chrysalis, the book will cost £25.
Announced at this year’s Adobe Max conference, designers and illustrators will be able to use the image editing and design software on a touchscreen device in 2019.
Adobe’s latest piece of software enables designers, illustrators and artists to create lifelike oil and watercolour paintings on-screen using their stylus as a paintbrush, and also allows them to delete
Familiar symbols of music production such as play, pause and fast-forward were used alongside photographs of current students to create an “active” look.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.