On The Coffee Table – ‘Print And Pattern – Geometric Edition’ by Bowie Style

March 15, 2015 — 41 Comments

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).

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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!)

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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.

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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.

 

Abstract Pattern With Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads - Finished Standing Up

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.

J :)

41 responses to On The Coffee Table – ‘Print And Pattern – Geometric Edition’ by Bowie Style

  1. 

    Geo meo up! This looks lovely and geometric designs are so in keeping with my organised brain.
    loving your inspirations
    Jan

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  2. 
    Wendy Thorburn March 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Geo Meo up! The book looks great, thank you for the opportunity to win one!Wx

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  3. 

    “Geo Meo Up” I would love this for myself and my grandchildren, they would get so much out of it. Thank you.

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  4. 

    Geo Meo Up! Wonderful cover.
    have a good time readin it.

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  5. 
    Anne Glendinning March 16, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Geo Meo Up. Would love this fascinating book.

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  6. 

    Geo Meo Up

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  7. 

    Geo Meo Up please John. I am late joining you because busy all day yesterday getting my Son off to work in Lisbon. This book looks lovely. I have found the blog and added to my favourites.
    X Chris

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  8. 

    “Geo Meo Up” John! Great book and perfect to flick through whilst chomping on my fav biscuits! Hope it comes to live with me! LOL ElaC

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  9. 
    Carolyn McGregor March 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Geo Meo Up, lots of lovely inspiration

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  10. 

    Geo Me Up. Love the designs.

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  11. 

    I really like the chicken on the second pic down on the book blog site, also the foxes and rabbit in the childrens book. Wow I’m in heaven. Love and Light Sioux x

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  12. 

    “Geo Meo Up” I love these kinds of patterns, I will be heading over to the blog A.S.A.P. Love and Light Sioux x

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  13. 

    “Geo me up”! Art, design, fabric, home decor, I am a pattern-aholic!

    hugs,

    T x

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  14. 

    Geo Meo Up” love the blog – keep up the good work x

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  15. 

    Geo Meo Up – love those designs. I made up my own card design with hexagons and it turned out quite well. Thanks for your daily inspirations. Cheers, Lola.

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  16. 

    Geo Me Up What a colouful book with easy pattern to follow.
    Helen

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  17. 

    Sod the diet – bring on the biscuits x

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  18. 

    Geo Meo Up. I enjoy your art and antics, thank you

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  19. 

    Geo Me Up. These look like awesome patterns to use on my cutter machine for card making and so many other things. Look forward to all your posts.
    Thank you, Janie

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  20. 
    Andrea Stevenson March 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    “Geo Meo Up” – Your pattern and colouring looks lovely.
    Thanks x

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  21. 

    Geo meo up – amazing colours and a great source of inspiration for my MS Society cards – £500 raised & banked since June last year – so fingers crossed as I am always looking for great ways to make and sell my cards – thank you for posting – I think your inspiration is fantastic too xx

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    Adrienne Bloom March 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    “Geo Meo Up” Please enter me in the draw , I think these geometric shapes will be great for my Art Therapy class

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  23. 

    Geo Meo Up omg that took three attempts to write lol. Love love love anything geometrical. Would love to go in the draw fingers crossed

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  24. 

    Geo Meo Up. Please enter me into your draw John as I would love to have a try of these patterns. Thank You. Mary x PS. Nice card by the way :).

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  25. 

    Geo Meo Up Glad you are back as I missed you

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  26. 

    Geo Meo Up. Book looks amazing, colourful georgousness.

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  27. 

    Geo Meo Up Looks a great book!

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  28. 

    “Geo Meo Up” please. Love the colours as well as the patterns. I love ‘coffee table’ books, great to leaf through when I need some inspiration.

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  29. 

    Geo Meo Up. Thank you John,
    Anne

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  30. 

    Get Meo Up looks amazing! Just the type of colouring I love to do! Takes me back to childhood! Brilliant find!

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  31. 
    Gaynor Johnson March 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Geo Meo Up. I have a thing for books too, especially “crafty” books of this kind which have loads of inspiration. Here’s hoping!

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  32. 

    GEO MEO UP – I love geometric designs, mandalas, kaleidoscope etc..

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  33. 
    Sharon Stegeman March 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Geo meo up….please…:)

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  34. 

    Geo Meo Up..lovely looking book

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  35. 

    GEO MEO UP LOOKS PRETTY NET I WOULD LOVE TO TRY IT!!!!

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  36. 

    Geo Meo Up. (Fingers crossed)

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  37. 

    Geo Eo Up

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  38. 

    This looks a fantastic book and I would definitely like you to geo me up !! I love reading your blogs and you really inspire me. I have been a fan of yours for ages. Thanks for sharing. My apologies for being too gushing towards you but I just wanted you to know you make a difference to someone xx

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  39. 
    Angie Holliday March 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Geo Meo Up. I love geometric patterns too and would love to be entered in the draw.

    Thank you.

    Angie.

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