Poimintoja – Palkit

The Finnish word ”palkki” means a beam, a bar, or a girder. The original sketch is a part of my sketchbook made for the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project. It is the world’s largest collection of artists’ and designers’ sketchbooks. The sketch was made intuitively, my only goal was to fill the sketchbook with different kinds of colors, surfaces, and technique tests. First I painted vertical stripes on sheets of sticker paper, then cut horizontal strips of the paper. I placed the stickers on the sketchbook page in a different order, leaving gaps between them. The final pattern is finished on a computer. I used the sketch as a base because I wanted to keep the hand-made feel of the slightly variating repetition rhythm. Sometimes a tiny bit of natural chaos makes the pattern more interesting than precise, completely computer-created repetition. I wanted to make a vector version with a texture on the surface of the elements since I liked the uneven feel of the painted sketch. Depending on the colors of the pattern, on a small scale, the texture can be just a blending detail, or on a bigger scale, more rough and visible.

Size (h*w):  32 * 20 cm
Colors: 4 – 5
Group: C

Ideal product group

for bedding, for fashion, for interior textiles

Product groups available

All product groups, Bedding, Fashion, Fashion accessories, Flooring, Home accessories, Interior textiles, Other, Stationery and Disposables, Wallcoverings

Markets available

Africa, Australia and New Zealand, China, Europe, Global, Japan & Korea, Middle East, North America, Russia & CIS, South and Central America, South-East Asia

File format

.ai, .pdf

Color amount


Production technique

Digital printing, Jacquard, Rotation printing, Screen printing




ABSTRACT, Geometric

Sketching method


Background colour

Burgundy, DARK, Purple