Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Caleb Gray

Today the stage belongs to the first male fabric designer, who we introduce in our blog series: Caleb Gray. The American illustrator has successfully created lots of designs for Robert Kaufman.

Caleb Gray

His love of drawing and playful imagination made Caleb Cray seek a creative career. The designer was artistic from a young age already, whether coloring with his crayons on the wall or on paper and so it was kind of a logical consequence that he got a Fine Art degree as an adult. In his career he passed stations like The Disney Animation Studios, which provided him with an excellent foundation in character design and expression. In 2009 he started designing fabrics for Robert Kaufman and still fully enjoys his work for the company. Caleb has developed a modern style with a fun, retro vibe, which really shows in his collections.

The Caleb Gray fabrics we carry on modes4u.com are mostly from the cool Pet Park, Robot Factory and Cone Zone collections. They all have bright colours and fun designs, which are quite typical for Caleb’s style. Fun is also an important keyword when it comes to his inspiration. “Anything playful, imaginative, or smile-triggering is big inspiration to me. Of course, I’m a huge fan of mid-century modern design, but inspiration can also be as random as a kooky cartoon, unique color combination, crisp classic movie dialog, or modern music video imagery. If it makes me smile, then I’m going to enjoy translating the humor, style, and imagination that grabbed my attention into my artwork!”

Currently Caleb is debuting a travel fabric collection with Robert Kaufman called “Out N’About”, which will be released this October. Creating the patterns of planes, luggage, campers, and cameras really took him back to long road trips as a kid!

Besides on fabrics Caleb’s work can be seen internationally on stationery, gift products, calendars and home décor as well. For this Christmas season, he is offering new stationery, holiday gift bags & wrapping paper designs and a new collection of Santa & snowmen glassware, melamine plates and napkins.

Visit Caleb Gray’s website to find out more about him.

green excavator fabric construction site by Robert Kaufman

green excavator fabric construction site by Robert Kaufman

blue cat fabric with mouse fish wool by Robert Kaufman

blue cat fabric with mouse fish wool by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with colourful balls of wool by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with colourful balls of wool by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with red hydrants by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with red hydrants by Robert Kaufman

blue goldfish in fish bowl fabric by Robert Kaufman

blue goldfish in fish bowl fabric by Robert Kaufman

red animal paws fabric by Robert Kaufman

red animal paws fabric by Robert Kaufman

brown organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

brown organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

white organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

white organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

pink fabric ice cream cups Robert Kaufman kawaii

pink fabric ice cream cups Robert Kaufman kawaii

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