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Happy Lovers Town: Scraf

Work / Illustration

If repetition tickles your fancy then meet Jonathan Calugi, peddler of the finest patterns around

Italian Illustrator Jonathan Calugi goes by the alias Happy Lovers Town and creates, among a whole heap of illustrated treats, some really beautiful geometric patterns. His clean, crisp style of image-making lends itself naturally to producing repeat motifs and his expert use of colour complements them perfectly. We’re particularly keen on his textile designs for Scraf and Fabbriks, which seem to reference both mid-century American and futurist image-making techniques respectively but maintain a completely contemporary flavour. Even when repetition isn’t required, Jonathan can’t help but arrange his characters and other elements from his drawing into complex patterns, as can be seen in his work for 9Volt. It seems like a pretty compulsive habit, but one we look forward to seeing exploited again and again.

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Happy Lovers Town: Scraf

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Happy Lovers Town: Scraf

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Happy Lovers Town: Scraf

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Happy Lovers Town: Call To Arms for Nike

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Happy Lovers Town: Call To Arms for Nike

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Happy Lovers Town: Fabbriks

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Happy Lovers Town: Fabbriks

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Happy Lovers Town: 9Volt

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Happy Lovers Town: 9Volt

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