“A completely simple complexity. I think a good pattern is something easy to read. But in my case, patterns are a way to tell a story that starts from one point to arrive at another point. You can decide where to start from and where to arrive – and start again.”
Born in Pistoia, Italy, Jonathan Calugi now works from his home-town as an illustrator — from a self-proclaimed chaotic workspace, where he creates his clean illustration and pattern works. Each piece is a take on his quirky, child-like doodles with minimalist lines and simple colours. He is a great believer in that old maxim “Less is more” and “a very good nudge away from what can be a messy and rather perplexing world at times”.