Monday, 3 October 2011

Book Review: Print & Pattern

This is such a wonderful book. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was when I unpacked the bundle of review copies from Laurence King Publishing. My excited fingers opened the book and unleashed a feast for my eyes.

'Print and Pattern 2', released on Monday 10th October, is absorbing and relaxing to delve into. A sensory romp through an encyclopedia of print. Divine.

Marie Perkins started the 'Print and Pattern' blog when she was a textile designer compiling mood boards. It's a fantastic blog which you should check out and read along with buying this book.

The above pattern is a design by Lotta Glave, a Swedish designer, who is inspired by folk art and her children. These patterns were used on cards, trays, napkins and dishcloths.

This fantastic design bursting with a rainbow of colour is by Alys Paterson, a Bristol-based artist in the UK. Her clients have included Waterstones, Habitat and John Lewis. The designs were all used as greetings cards.

Another couple of pages bursting with a rainbow, these are designs by Belly Button Designs, a card designer. This time they're based in Manchester with their own retail shop.

Becky Carr is the talented lady behind the company 'Owaboo'. Inspired by Japanese designs and retro patterns her designs have been used as greetings cards. She is an 'old school' designer who draws out her patterns then scans them into photoshop.

Rebecca Elfast is another Swedish designer who has studied architecture. She is inspired by nature and would like to see her designs on fabric as well as paper.

Rob Ryan may be better know to readers as 'MisterRob' on etsy. Based in London, he is known for screenprinting and paper-based craft. Rob's clients include Liberty and Urban Outfitters.

Silvia Dekker is a Dutch freelance illustrator with a very cute portfolio! Her work has been featured on tableware, bedding and a range of fabric.

Cosmo Cricket are an American couple who design sheets for scrapbooking.

There are well over 60 designers in this pleasingly-heavy book. They are all available for commissions and they're websites are often heavenly to look at too. I was delighted and thrilled with this book. I know you will be too.

**I was sent this book to review by Laurence King Publishers.

1 comment:

Lorna May said...

I reviewed the first one on my blog last week.
Can't wait for this and looking at the pictures (only looked at first 2 cos want to suprised when I get mine.) know won't be disappointed :oDD

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