November 2011: Email from my friend B who was brainstorming ideas for her new line of letterpress cards, aka DoubleBravo:
this is the start of my houndstooth (obsession). . .
December 2011: Carsten Höller’s Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes opens at Rome's Macro. Yep, those dizzying zöllner stripes are simplified houndstooth.
January 2012: Street Style, my New York Times's Monday fix, was a study in houndstooth. And though this fabulous shot (thanks, Shannon- this woman epitomizes houndstooth bad ass) did not make the cut, I was all over January 30.
I don't know if B is a design Delphic oracle, a visual empath who sees trends/style before they happen, or just has an old (British) school penchant for pattern, but her hankering for houndstooth was dead on. And she's finally pressed it.*
*DoubleBravo is all about letterpress. Her designs are beautiful. Her cards are keepsakes. As I always say, Want to Impress? Letterpess.