I've always loved the simplicity and honesty in Lotta Jansdotter's textile patterns and materials. I was happy to come across this video tour of Lotta in her Brooklyn studio. There's also a good 2006 podcast with Lotta from DesignSponge and some recent studio shots from Adorn Magazine. I also found this feature on her former San Francisco home.
I'm looking forward to her upcoming book, Lotta Prints, to be released in March by Chronicle Books.
Beloved Scandinavian designer Lotta Jansdotter shows how easy it is to print patterns on all sorts of surfaces. Using stencils, rubber stamps, homemade screens, and other easy techniques, the projects and processes range from simple prints easy for beginners to more involved projects for experienced artists. Stencil leaves on the walls, stamp flowers on wrapping paper, screen-print on a skirt—the sky's the limit. Beautiful photographs inspire while step-by-step instructions and illustrations explain the basics. Plus, Lotta has included eight ready-to-use stencil pages with hand-drawn patterns, so crafters can easily achieve her signature style. Our innovative format, with perforated stencil sheets and a catchall envelope at back, makes this a fantastic resource for any aspiring printer.
I'll be sure to have in the store. In fact, I've contemplated getting her handbags, toys and other products into the shop for a themed-show in March. What do you think? Would you like to see more of Lotta's things in UPPERCASE? (We have a few of Lotta's papergoods in the shop. Some are on backorder with the publisher, though, and we'll try to restock as soon as possible.)