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Temperature Textiles Translate Climate Crisis Data into Colorful, Graphic Knits

January 21, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © Raw Color

Creating tangible records of weather patterns has been a long-running practice for crafters and designers interested in visually documenting the effects of the climate crisis over time. Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach, of the Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based studio Raw Color, join this endeavor with their new collection of knitted goods that embed data about temperature changes, the sea’s rising levels, and emissions directly within their products’ patterns.

In each design, the duo translates data from the IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, into colorful, line graphics that represent four possible outcomes for the world through the year 2100. The titular Temperature Textiles rely on warm shades, sea level uses cool blues, purples, and greens, and emissions a combination of the two to visualize the changes.

Raw Color shares more specifics about the data behind Temperature Textiles on its site, where you can also shop the collection of flat and double knits. Follow the studio on Instagram to keep up with its latest designs. (via Design Milk)

 

 

 

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Surging Fractals and Glitches Are Woven into Mesmerizing Blankets by Zouassi

April 30, 2020

Grace Ebert

All images © Zouassi, shared with permission

Wrap up in one of Zouassi’s earth-toned blankets, and you’ll find yourself in the center of a complex network of digital glitches and fractals. Each tassel-edged throw appears as if it’s covered in three-dimensional patches of fringe that swell and swirl from one corner to the next. Rather than screenprinting the abstract artworks, Zouassi had them woven directly into the entrancing threads.

Similar to the seemingly infinite shapes and patterns the digital artist shares on Instagram, look closely and see how each varying stitch contributes to the overall intricacy of the blanket’s network. Pick up your own cozy throw from the shop, and maybe even grab a phone case or print from Society6.