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Evelin Kasikov

Craft meets illustration in a London designer's embroidered CMYK "prints"

by Karen Day in Design on 17 March 2010

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In an age when most graphic designers choose pixels over paintbrushes, Evelin Kasikov uses cross-stitch embroidery to create images based on CMYK printing. While still a masters student at Central St. Martins, the London-based designer made her name with the technique, integrating traditional craft with modern technology to explore various perceptions of different visual messages.

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The process of translating conventional halftone images by using CMYK-colored cotton threads naturally led to commissions from the likes of Wired and the New York Times Magazine.

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Newer work focuses on book binding using the cross-stitch method, a project the experimental designer plans develop further in the future, along with explorations into optical illusions and moire patterns as a means of discovering new tactile techniques.

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A London show, running 14-28 May 2010 with jeweler An Alleweireldt and called "Crafts Meets Music," will highlight the duo's individual achievements while also presenting new works.

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