Art created by Alice Lam, United States.
“In creating the Swears pattern, I thought back to the comic strips I pored through every Sunday as a kid. For a long time, I thought the strange symbols at the top of the typewriter were simply used for swearing. I like the idea that punctuation can be used as a stand-in for words that sometimes cannot be written... a fitting visual substitute for extreme emotions. The pattern is also a play on the genre of novelty print designs known as ‘conversational’. I imagine the print itself is actually conversing with the viewer, and/or that it might express something on behalf of the person wearing it.”
Alice is a professional textile designer who creates wonderful designs through her Manhattan-based studio called Circlealine.