Review: Print & Pattern: Kids

One of my favorite surface pattern blogs is Print & Pattern, helmed by the inexhaustible Marie Perkins aka Bowie Style in the UK. Apart from the dizzy array of prints that she posts from designers (and the sneak snapshots whenever she heads into the stores!) she has come out with a line of books that showcase the best of prints and patterns from contemporary artists and illustrators.

I have two of her books already (book #2 is reviewed here, and book #1 featured our old Pikaland header from Gemma Correll!), and I’m thrilled to see her latest book that features surface pattern design geared towards children: Print & Pattern: Kids (Amazon link).

The book was conceived (pardon the pun) in anticipation of the birth of Kate and Will’s baby; and features about 100 international designers and companies that creates patterns that will appeal to children. Although the book features predominantly bold and simple graphics suitable for kids during their formative years, I love seeing how each designer’s style shines through in their various interpretations of animals, stories, nursery rhymes and more.

All in all, the book is a great collection of patterns that are fun, charming, colorful and happy that would make kids (and adults) go ga-ga!

The book is available to purchase through Amazon.

[Images taken from Print & Pattern blog.]

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Only 4 more days to go to sign up for my new class Work / Art / Play, where we’ll focus on bringing out your strengths as an artist/illustrator. We’ll touch on modern strategies on how to make money from your art, while having fun too. Class begins on 16th September, but enrollment ends this Sunday! Read more details and see the complete syllabus by clicking here.

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