Patterned Town and Country Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

Patterned Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

Here at VisuaLingual we’ve been diversifying our product range! These brand-new unisex screenprinted scarves depict landscapes as patterns made up of simple geometric building blocks.

Patterned Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

Above, the town scarf includes single-family homes, apartment buildings and a factory, creating a seemingly repeating pattern on one end of the scarf, while the other reduces the town to its essential parts.

Below, the pattern of the country scarf features trees, homes and a silo on one end of the scarf, with a simplified countryside on the other end.

Patterned Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

Patterned Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

Each scarf measures 11×54 inches. The heavyweight Belgian linen is finished with grey overlock stitching that matches the grey print.

Patterned Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I’m a sucker for pattern, like this stained glass skylight in the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room:

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room by Adler & Sullivan

And the elegant, restrained decoration found in Minoru Yamasaki‘s Modern architecture:

One Woodward Avenue by Minoru Yamasaki

And the geometry of Art Deco, such as the old Coca Cola bottling plant in Indianapolis:

Coca Cola Plant in Indianapolis

Michael has inspired me to look closely at the natural environment as well. For instance, I spotted geometric patterns at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico:

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico

More recently, at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming:

Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

And Badlands National Park in South Dakota:

Badlands National Park in South Dakota

I also love, love, love mosaic tile, like this simple example found in downtown Cincinnati:

Or these geometric patterns at the Everett Middle School in San Francisco:

Everett Middle School in San Francisco

And the bold Rookwood tile inside the Guardian Building in Detroit:

The Guardian Building in Detroit

Probably the single best example I can offer to explain my inspiration for these scarves is the minimal Modernism of Charley Harper, who was well known for his reductive, whimsical depictions of the natural world, such as this mosaic mural in the John Weld Peck Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati:

Seen up close, the brilliant simplicity is revealed:

I hope you can see the connection between the above examples and my scarf prints:

Patterned Town and Country Landscape Scarves by VisuaLingual

You can find these new scarves and all of our other handmade goodies in our online shop; select products are also available in stores throughout the US.

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