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book review – print and pattern geometric

print and pattern geometric by bowie style
well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? i’ve wanted to bring back book reviews for some time now, but other things just kept getting in the way. most of the time these posts will be reviews, but from time to time it may be more of a ‘i love this book and i want to show it to you’ type post.

i love books so much, especially visual ones to be used for inspiration. i’d love to make one myself some day, but that’s another story.

so anyway, i’m bringing back the book reviews, every other week as before. we’re starting back with print and pattern geometric by bowie style.

geometric illustration by alexander purdy
pattern by edu barba
this book appeals to my senses for many reasons, but mostly because of the patterns (..obviously) and how colourful and varied it is.  looking through the book there’s so many different kinds of geometric pattern to feast your eyes on. there’s a lot of retro style patterns, vector patterns, hand painted patterns name it, it’s there.

the book is well laid out and easy to navigate. each designers section is in alphabetical order, and titled with their initials, fittingly portrayed with geometric vector letters. it adds a special touch, and i think it’s very unique. their full name is listed, as well as sites and shops, and below that each designer has a little bio.
esther cox
blue and white pattern by jessica nielsen

print and pattern geometric is nice and weighty, being 303 pages long and promises to be relevant and inspiring for many years to come. i think this is the best of the print and pattern books so far, and i hope any that come in the future are as good as this. regardless, i’ll be buying.

even if you’re not an textile designer, illustrator or pattern maker yourself, i can highly recommend this book to fill your heart with colour and pattern.

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  • Reply sarie 18/05/2015 at 12:49

    Such good vibrant colours! I have a massive book obsession…

    • Reply laura redburn 31/05/2015 at 07:47

      me too, i have way too many books on my wishlist (and always adding more)!

  • Reply Caroline South 19/05/2015 at 19:27

    Ooh I love the look of this, might have to purchase. That last pattern is gorgeous! xx

    • Reply laura redburn 31/05/2015 at 07:48

      it’s seriously so good, i knew i’d love it! i even submitted to be in the book but (obviously) didn’t get chosen.

  • Reply Lucy 26/05/2015 at 22:04

    Oooh I have one of these books! Mine’s more childrens prints but this one looks even better!
    We must meet up for tea and cake! Do let me know when you’re next in London! :) <3

    • Reply laura redburn 31/05/2015 at 07:50

      ahh yeah, that’s the only one i don’t have! this one is SO good and totally inspiring, you should definitely get it. and YES, definitely! i might be in london end of next month, will let you know.

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