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Print & Pattern

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Pattern is everywhere. Years of minimalism have been superseded by a riot of color and shape, whether on walls, fabrics, clothes, or signage. Print & Pattern is a visual celebration of contemporary surface design.

Compiled by the creator of the cult blog of the same name (, this book documents the work of the best surface designers fro
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 24th 2010 by Laurence King Publishing

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I borrowed a copy of Print & Pattern from the library at my University, for a task to get us used to the library system and to write a book review. They suggested this task would take up to three hours but of course I didn't have to figure out how to use a library and writing a review wasn't all that challenging.

However the review we had to write had to answer certain questions and before a ce
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-books

(More pictures at

The collection of prints and patterns in this book is put together by author Bowie Style, who's also the creator of the blog of the same name.

This book is as good as the website, perhaps better. All the beautiful and fun-looking artwork can now be conveniently flipped through. 120 artists are featured in this 304-page book so that's plenty of variety. You'll see a lot of creative designs that can be applied to all sort of materials and products.

I hope there will
Again I thought I had already reviewed these books but I have not. For anyone who doesn't know Bowie Style knows print, she loves pattern and she has dedicated two books and one huge blog to it. The books by Bowie Style are some of my favourite books to pick up and leaf through when I am struggling with ideas or just need a bit of inspiration. The pages are filled with minimal text, usually just a designer name and website, so as to allow the artwork to really speak for itself. The books are won ...more
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Definitely my new favourite pattern book. It's full of tonnes of great colour images and there's a short blurb about every designer and their work. I would highly recommend for anyone obsessed with patterns
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Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A huge showcase from some of the great pattern designers. If you are looking for inspiration then this book is surely going to help. The book provides short bios on each designer, along with web addresses where you can find out more info.
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a collection of patterns and stationary, great for inspiration and new ideas
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