Monday, May 27, 2013

Modern Print Monday: Marcelle Tolkoff

Marcelle Tolkoff for Tiger Fabrics

During the 1960s new dyes and new finishes enabled designers to combine vivid colors, creating what is called the psychedelic look. Innovators included Marcelle Tolkoff and her husband Daniel for their Tiger Fabrics, founded in 1959.

Marcelle's daughter is a friend. Joann has a wonderful hand-drawn blog.

The Tiger Fabric records are at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The fabric photo is included in Pat Kirkham's book Women Designers in the U.S.A, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference. Here's a preview:

1 comment:

  1. Boy, do I remember the psychedelic look! Never heard of this designer, though. My boyfriend at the time drove a VW van, which he had painted with the psychedelic look. We thought it was SO cool!