Print & Pattern
I bought this book a while back to use as reference and for the beautiful prints inside. I've taken photos of my favourite prints/pages and artists and included them in this post.
"Pattern is everywhere. Years of minimalism have superseded by a riot of colour and shape, whether on walls, fabrics, clothes or signage."
Compiled by the creator of the cult blog of the same name, this book documents the work of the best surface designers from around the world and features products that have been embellished with the surface print or pattern, including graphics, cards, gift wrap, stationery, textiles, ceramics, badges, stickers and wallpaper.
Published in 2010
Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Amanda Luke Designs
I love the sketchy lines in 'Owl Toss' almost representing crayon and pencil crayon giving the image a child-like feel and approach. The scattered layout gives the pattern movement and the colours are bright, contrasting and eye-catching. The digital pattern was bought by an American company to use for a stationary range. I'm probably mostly drawn to the image due to it's subject matter as I have a fondness of all things owl.
Ann Kelle Designs
I'm fond of vinyl wall stickers - Wendlandt caught my eye due to her texture wood print deer cut-out. I then came to appreciate the scribbling effect in the full page image titled 'Enna Pattern'. It's a collage of all the things she loves - mushrooms, whales, cherries, stars etc all represented in one pattern.
BAM POP !
BAM POP !
'Birthday Birds' as suggested by the title is a birthday inspired wrapping paper print. The image was originally hand drawn and finished in Photoshop. I love the vibrancy and animation within the piece. It is bright, happy and inspiring. There is much to look at within the image, keeping the viewer engaged.
I really like this idea - it's technically very simple to accomplish but Doran has managed to use the correct imagery to set the piece off - the various textures and colours work harmoniously together. I'm particularly fond of the heart print.
Jinjerup/ Chan Lynn
Another of my favourites is Lynns Cup-a-Cakes descirbed as love transcending in various scrumptious mixtures of animals and cupcakes. Each cupcake interacts in some way with the surrounding peices. It is simple but effective. The shading is cute and soft.
Lucy Joy Oldfield
'Happy Icecream' is one of my favourite prints in the book - described as being based off the artists favourite type of icecream; soft scoop in a wafer cone. I love the use of pastel shades, cute faces and simplistic design. It's a really effective print.
Showler and Showler