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Little Red Riding Huh? [Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr]

Little Red Riding Huh? [Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr]

fla­nie­ren [flaˈniːrən]

Ohne ein bestimmtes Ziel langsam spazieren gehen, umherschlendern. Go for a slow walk, stroll around, without a specific goal.






This week was all about patterns and how to make them. The theme was „flâneur“, meaning to stroll. I combined this with the forest and the well known fairy tale by brothers Grimm 'Little Red Riding Hood'. In Germany we romanticize forests and they always played a huge role in fairy tales and folk lore as they are beautiful yet dangerous. Nowadays they are still dangerous, I would say, but they are also beautiful and peaceful.

So when I was a kid, my parents would sometimes read me and my sister some fairy tales before bedtime, and sometimes my dad would role play the wolf from 'Little Red Riding Hood', so that story became one of my favorites. I took inspiration from it and gave it a little twist to tell a little story through my pattern.

Also the title of the project 'Little Red Riding Huh?' I don't want to explain it, I hope you just get it.






I liked the big black Grrrrrrrrrr.

Of course, you start off the week with no idea what you're going to be doing, and I'm not going to lie, I was lost for the first 1 or 2 days. So after the second day I was sitting at my desk at home just scribbling some things in my sketchbook and in the end I liked the wolf (maybe it was just the contrast though). So the second day of the expertise week was over and through some simple 10 minute scribbles I got the idea with the fairy tale.



The next step was to build some visuals in my head. I found some dark and somber looking illustrations on Pinterest that inspired me. I also decided that I wanted just a handful of colors with a lot of contrast. But also the fairy tale as it was gave me a direction on what color palette to choose. Then I thought about all the important characters, elements & objects and wrote them down to have enough material for the actual patterns.



Grrrrrrr and forrest thingies.

I used Procreate on my iPad and drew the relevant character, the wolf. All the other illustrations are objects and elements that complement the story but are not as relevant to it. They are fillers to make the pattern more interesting so that everyone can build their own interpretation within the pattern.

Even though I liked the look of the drawings and the rough-edged brushes in Procreate, I decided to vectorize them later because I find it much more comfortable to work with vectors.

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After arranging the elements and giving the wolf a prominent place in his forest, I was happy with the result. I added a shade of gray as I felt it was necessary to give the whole composition more structure without losing its „natural randomness“. (In the gallery you can also see the tile used for the pattern.)



Grrrrrrrrrrr napkins & fabrics

The whole theme of >flâneur< and the combination of nature and food just made sense when I thought about a picnic. So I chose napkins and a blanket as merchandise. Maybe as a seasonal product in the later days of summer, fall until Halloween. It just brings some nice images to mind.

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Intermediales Design

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Studienarbeit im Masterstudium


foto: Mauricio Sosa Noreña

Zugehöriger Workspace

EXP1 - Patterns Galore! The Flâneur Edition


Wintersemester 2023 / 2024

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