Book Review: Prints & Patterns – Nature

It’s time for another book review! This time on Print & Pattern – Nature based on the blog by Marie Perkins (pseudonym Bowie Style) and is just one of many of her amazing surface pattern books. Keeping up with my current plant life obsession I just had to get my hands on this book. It’s lime green cover houses 101 designers that have agreed to share their work! As I work my way through I recognise some very familiar work from Instagram accounts I follow, artists work I have purchased and some iconic illustration styles I won’t forget for a while.

rachel-westhead Rachel Westhead – Urchins

This is a perfect book for someone on the look out for an organic designer to commission or just someone with a love of bright design. By having a common content thread you can compare styles and really learn about what you like.

Marie includes a biography on each designer: website, email, their own favourite designers as well as a selection of their works. They come from all over the world and with a variety of experiences, clients and desires.

I can spend ages going through this book finding new artists and then following up looking at the rest of their works using the helpful links and comments provided. I love a book that isn’t just beautiful but informative.