For Spring 18, we partnered with Arkitip to curate a towel collection featuring the work of New York-based artist Todd St. John.
Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Todd St. John is a designer, illustrator, animator and occasional furniture designer. He sees little separation between the many mediums he deploys, just as he relishes the interplay between his ongoing generative personal practice, frequent collaborations, and client-driven projects. In the surfaces and forms of all St. John’s work—whether furniture, product, graphic campaign or illustration—reside the crosscurrents of his varied experiences and interests in texture, scale, light, movement, image, abstraction, and materiality.
Through HunterGatherer, the studio/workshop that he founded in 2000, St. John’s clients run the gamut from The New Yorker to Pilgrim Surf + Supply. “It was awesome to connect with Slowtide and see them translate this 2D design into a woven, tactile, travel-able artwork. It keeps you dry too!” says Todd St. John.
We linked up with Todd at his studio in Brooklyn, NY and discussed the inspiration behind his work.