The Pattern Sourcebook Drusilla Cole
Artist and Senior Lecturer Drusilla Cole is well known for her books on pattern and textiles. Here’s a few she made earlier : )
Mid month she has a new mini edition coming out called The Pattern Sourcebook. It’s a smaller, more condensed version of her 2009 publication with the same name. The folk over at Laurence King who publish her books, sent me a copy to have a look over, and I think it’s a fab little collection of design styles, art movements from a mixture of countries and time periods.
What’s refreshing about the presentation of this collection, is that it places contemporary designs next to more historical ones and takes reference from ceramics, marquetry as well as other sources of textiles. It appears to be the new way to present art and I quite like it.
Featuring artwork from familiar folk like Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Edward Bawden, Marimekko, Hannah Firmin through to anonymous designs dating back to the late 1800’s.
Gift wrap, floor coverings and wallpapers all make an appearance and with over 300 patterns, there is certainly something in the collection to suit everyone’s taste. Released mid April and at the keen price of just £12.95, reserve a ‘mini’ space on your shelf for it.
Have a very Happy Easter everyone, enjoy the long weekend and take some time out for yourself if possible, see you here on Monday.