As you know, I do have a thing for books. Especially books filled with glorious illustrations of creative works. Add to that mix one of my favourite styles of design, and you may aswell be talking to yourself as I slurp my tea and flick through the luscious pages – but hey, I’ll try and focus long enough to be able to tell you about my latest read…
On my coffee table this week is a book that offers a lot of inspiration for the magpie book lover in me.
The book is called “Print & Pattern – Geometric” and is a collection of designs created by over 100 artists and designers and explores the world of geometric design.
(Even the cover design is uber stylish).
This is the latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern website series Print & Pattern – Geometric celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns and motifs made from geometric shapes such as circles, triangles, hexagons, etc.
Print & Pattern is a blog that showcases the world of surface pattern design for anything that requires a print. Written under the pen name Bowie Style by Marie Perkins the blog has had over 17 million hits and provides daily inspiration for pattern fans.
Marie Perkins started the Print & Pattern blog in her spare time while researching for mood boards in her job as a textile designer. Creating trend books for leading UK stores meant she needed images to demonstrate print trends. Marie is herself a successful surface designer and her work has featured in numerous magazines and newspaper articles.
As I mentioned, this book documents the work of over 100 designers in the field of pattern and product design – neatly organised in alphabetical order (one of my fave features of the book!)
Some very intriguing names there aren’t there so I was very excited to start flipping through the pages.
The patterns shown reflect a variety trends from tribal, Aztec and Native American designs, along with Scandinavian influences and more mathematical and scientific looks. I can see me flipping through this on many an occasions for some mojo-boosting inspiration or just my own personal enjoyment :))
Each designer has their own section (listed alphabetically – again, this appeals to my organised self) and the overall book features product areas including stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more.
I haven’t yet had the chance to read each designers bio yet however I have had a good old thumb through the 300+ pages and ogled some of the amazing works – here are a few of my initial favourites.
In fact, as I was flipping through the book, it did remind me of my own explorations in geometric design like this blog post creation from November 2013 featuring Tim Holtz Inkpads.
If you would like to see more sample pages from the book you can always visit the Print and Pattern Book blog.
Perhaps this book will inspire me into more geometric style card making creations in the future? At the very least it will be awesome to have a flip through with a nice cup of tea and a couple of (or whole packet of) biscuits.
It will definitely be a go-to resource for reference and inspiration for those mojo-low moments!
Anyway, I’d best get on with the rest of the day now as I have more ATC posts to catch up on and more creations to make! Hope you are having a good one and will have a go at exploring geometric style soon.
If you would like to buy a copy then you can click on the image below which will take you to Amazon.co.uk (affiliated link).
However if you would like to try your luck at getting a free copy then I have a spare one to offer as a giveaway!
All you have to do is type “Geo Meo Up” in the comments section below and I’ll pop you all into a hat and draw a winner on the 31st March.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by for a cuppa – next time, bring cake/biscuits please! lol Only kidding – I’m on a diet :/
See you again soon.