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Peter Judson subverts the rigid framework of the pixel stitch for It’s Nice That’s Unmade project

“I was looking at how fabric relates to people’s bodies,” says London-based designer Peter Judson. “The concept was to ‘pre-drape’ the scarf. I wanted to create a pattern that gives an idea of how the garment is being worn before it is being worn.”

The work was designed solely on screen as a response to the production techniques that Unmade use. “The scarf is produced using a digital weave. So thought I should design it only using digital tools,” he says. “The file size of the design you provide is miniscule. It was something like 3cm tall on the screen. Each pixel represented a stitch. The challenge was to create something free flowing using a really stiff, constrained framework.”

Peter’s scarf is a more pared-back creation than you might expect if you are familiar with his work. Since graduating from Kingston University in 2013 Peter’s designs have graced the pages of magazines and websites the world over. His work shows architectural influences, developing ideas with strong geometries and using a colour palette and patterns that draw heavily from the Memphis movement. Unashamedly Pomo in his output, his work has been commissioned by the likes of American Apparel and published by Esquire and Jacobin.

Peter has dabbled in designing clothes before, producing a set of T-shirts for Print All Over Me inspired by school subjects. This new collaboration with Unmade is the latest step that is seeing Peter’s work leave the printed page and become objects in the real world. Earlier this year he returned to his alma mater to create The Garden, an architectural installation of pastel coloured furniture set in a forgotten yard at the back of a university building. Moving beyond illustration is something that Peter aims to do more. “It’s definitely something I want to explore,” he says. “I like abstracting obvious elements and turning them into something new, leaving more to the viewer and user – something more open to interpretation.”

You can see the full collection here.

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Sasha Zyryaev: Peter Judson Design

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Sasha Zyryaev: Peter Judson Design

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Sasha Zyryaev: Peter Judson Design

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Sasha Zyryaev: Peter Judson Portrait

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Sasha Zyryaev: Peter Judson Portrait