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Print and Pattern: Bowie Style Paperback – March 24, 2010
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"Print & Pattern" is a beautiful, THICK (dictionary thick!) book full of large, glossy images of all sorts of patterns and motifs- everything from beautiful florals to abstracts to vintage designs to kawaii cute. Anytime I need inspiration, or just need a quick distraction and a burst of energy, I flip through this book. There is also information on each designer, including their websites, so you can see even more.
This book is an invaluable resource to me as an artist, as well as a delight to just flip through. I'm seriously tempted to buy a second copy to leave on the living room table because everyone winds up pulling it from my shelf in my studio and flipping through it. It's just beautiful.
There's nothing in this book but cute stuff, very beautiful and lots of DIY (Do It Yourself) inspiration.
If cute & trendy doesn't interest you even a little then this is not a book for you.
A big thumbs up!
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 be more volumes in the future.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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The seller service was good also. Sent packaged well and arrived safely. I loved getting such a big parcel through the post!
however - the work is very much of one style. at a glance it could all even be of the same person. i'd describe it as cute, girly, naive. it's all the same: flowers, animals with big eyes, pastel colours. don't even start counting the russian dolls.
it's a shame really - as i had hoped that this book would be a great source book on surface design, but actually it is just a reflection of one particular trend in surface design.
the content of the book is just a bit too girly for my taste. in fact, apart from about 3 or 4 guys - all of the designers in the book are girls!! if that doesn't say enough.....
the low rating of this book is not because it is a bad book - it is not, it is a beautiful book. just not what you'd expect it to be when you read about it.