Liberty · 2021


Sam Wilde proudly collaborated with Liberty for their January 2020 Atlas of Dreams collection. Culminating in a fine line ink pattern that Sam illustrated named Vespertine Waves.

Available for purchase in three distinctive aquatic colourways on both Tana Lawn™ cotton and silk twill. Vespertine Waves features a crescendo of a cresting waves infinitely flowing into one another in half-drop repeat.


Vespertine Waves references two of Sam's favourite artists, the great eighteenth century Edo masters, Hokusai and Kuniyoshi. Translating the dynamic movement of water in their iconic woodblock prints into an endless ocean.

The pattern is then modernised and brought to context with Sam's meticulous approach to shading, giving the swelling waters a lively ribbon-like quality.