Inspired by Angélica Dass Humanæ project, which aims to record and catalog all possible human skin tones, I made a series of prints named inSkinz. The project combines about 100 tones to create richly colored printed textiles for the fashion industry, striving for equality while complementing everyone.

After researching skin color artwork and finding out that a google search for nude color gets only white skin tone began color picking RGB numbers from Humanæ project and then converted all to a ‘HSV’ color range to use in my code.

Skin tones have such a huge range and it’s really interesting to try to make something that would look good on all people.

I was also inspired by Chantelle Winnie’s skin tones.

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Also, I wanted to create a pattern that would feel somewhat like a camouflage for the skin tone, and hoped to achieve organic looking patterns.

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specifically I was inspired by a few shutterstock images & PICASSO 🙂

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Abstract Graphic Design Background Circle Pattern

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I went through a ton of patterns and will probably continue to generate many many more, but had to stop here, at least for the time being, as my final is due tomorrow…

I chose my favorites and send a bunch for digital printing on fabric so that I’ll be able to make actual clothes out of ’em. Also I ordered a bunch of swatches with the rest of the patterns.

HERE IS A SELECTION OF THE PRINTS:

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and mock ups until I get the actual fabric:

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