Leanne Shapton Patterns

Happy Monday! I wanted to share a great little watercolor series in the New York Times from their former art director, Leanne Shapton, that I just happened upon this weekend. She did quick little pattern studies that were published on Wednesdays in April 2011, mostly based off of fabrics and clothing she wore. I love the singular patterns and the tiny story behind each one. Simple, pretty, special. 

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage Halston shirt from a secondhand store, worn to dinner with my brother and his girlfriend.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times

“Layla cotton shirt worn over a bathing suit to Macaroni Beach.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage silk scarf from a secondhand store, worn to a meeting at the British Library.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Tartan wool skirt that used to belong to my Aunt Pam, worn to the Belsize Park cinema.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage dress from a secondhand store, worn to dinner at Nick’s Cove.”

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