This unique 1928 volume Talens, which is a textbook on making decorative design for fabric, textiles was illustrated by J. Van Lerven from the school of Art and Design in Arnhem and text by C. Vakahuizen Van Den Brink from Utrecht.
Jude Stewarts new book Patternalia takes a whimsical and charming look at the history of patterns.
Print contributing editor Jude Stewart decodes the meanings of the pattern designs sauntering down runways during Fashion Week.
These simple, bold metallic business cards include strong typography, distinctive illustration and striking patterns. They were created by designers Stefanie Wiersch and Kathrin Grunendahl and printed by Rikiki. Check out more images here. Via Looks Like Good Design.
The Regional Design Annual is your chance to represent the design scene in your region. Plus, all winners will appear in our highly searched index of winners. Enter today. Hailing from the Far West Region is RDA winner Stoller Design Group, whose design for Cenveo Graphic Arts Center gift wrap contest makes all other holiday gift...
Two teams of biologists plus an African folk tale tackle the question: Where do zebra stripes come from?
Jude Stewart uncovers one charming answer to the age-old query about how barber's shops earned their stripes.
Jude Stewart explores the unlikely origins of popular pattern names, from Tattersall to keffiyeh to the Plimsoll mark.
This post tours the dizzying patterns of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain—a visual feast perhaps best approached in imagination.
A Q&A with Swedish illustrator Lotta Kühlhorn about pattern design, pattern-making and seeing the world through a patterned lens.