MOYO magazine launch!

Yesterday  was a very special day for surface pattern design as the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design was launched! ‘MOYO’ (pronounced mo-yor) is from the Japanese for ‘pattern’. Packed with interviews, design briefs, colour challenges, art reviews, student showcases, design tips, inspiration, trends and more, this free resource will be published quarterly, and you can read and download the inaugural issue here! To download the publication, click on the envelope icon, the click the folder icon. Sign in with Facebook and then click ‘download’ and you have your very own issue!

ISSUE ONE August 2012 This premiere issue includes an exclusive interview with hot new talent Louise Tiler, a designer diary from the fabulous Rachael Taylor and a design brief for you from Japan!

Click here to view the magazine on if you are on an iPad. To download the magazine simply go to and click on the folder icon underneath the magazine.

Thanks to the entire team that have made this magazine possible: Rachael TaylorBeth Nicholls, designer Jessica Swift, project manager Louise Gale and illustrator Robyn Taylor.

I’m also very proud that many of my very talented fellow ABSPD students have been featured in this first issue, including Esther Cox, Anna Dent, Anneline Gregory, Simi Gauba, Julie Hamilton, JLW Illustration and Mary Tanana. Well done everyone!

ISSUE TWO Out November 2012! There is already so much exciting content planned for the next issue (out November). It will include a Q&A with Khristian A Howell and a designer diary fromStudio Seed, so stay tuned for more surface pattern design goodness! Click here to subscribe.


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