Open for business from 1957 – 1980 Hull Traders (as I’ve learned this evening) was a British textile company that plumbed the talents of a wide range of artists to create graphic, colorful patterns epitomizing a ’60s-era visual aesthetic.  The pattern above was designed by two Hull contributing artists, Ivon and John Hitchens.

A traveling exhibition on Hull Traders and its artistic directer Shirley Craven is currently underway in England; to read more about the company and the show click here.

— And for a really wonderful website featuring post-war British textiles from the 1940’s – 1970’s visit the gallery of Francesca Galloway, here. I’ll definitely be exploring her site more thoroughly in coming days.