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32 pages filled with classic pattern types, styles and motifs, to build your knowledge about patterns for surface design and help you find inspiration and new ideas for your next pattern or collection.
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An encyclopedia about surface pattern design
In this free surface pattern design resource you can read about over 130 pattern types, historic styles and classic motifs from A-Z.
Many with the history behind them and lots of images and illustrations to help you understand their typical characteristics.YES, I WANT A COPY!
Tips for how you can use the Patternpedia
Create a pattern
Coming up with new ideas can be tough. Browse the Patternpedia to find new inspiration for your next pattern design.
Create a collection
Discover new pattern types to inspire and diversify your hero, coordinating and blender patterns in your next pattern collection.
Broaden your portfolio
When submitting your work to a company it's good to show a wide range of designs. Use the Patternpedia to vary your work.
Become more knowledgable about patterns and styles by making it a part of your self curated pattern design education.
Create a challenge for yourself where you commit to creating (for example) 30 patterns in 3 months, from the Patternpedia.
Create pattern prompts
Close your eyes, scroll the pages, stop and put your finger/cursor somewhere and see where you land. That's your pattern prompt.
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Thank you so very much for this comprehensive Patternpedia! It will be very handy in making collections, defining my own style and creating tag words for print-on-demand!
It’s wonderful, thank you so much! I am already inspired to draw a Boteh inspired pattern.
What a beautiful resource! I’m so grateful to have this available!
I'm so excited about the Patternpedia! I've been looking for a book that will help me learn more about surface pattern design and this is it!
This is so helpful for a newbie like me! It will make it easier to distinguish the styles I am drawn to, when they are laid out in such a clear manner. You inspire me to keep going!
Thank you for the Patternpedia! It is so much fun going through the pages and see all these pattern styles neatly together.
There are so many trends at the moment that refer to history, so this guide is a good start to recognize the different pattern styles.
Your Patternpedia is such a good idea! I found a lot of patterns there that I didn’t know about, I will keep researching them.
How many patterns do you know?
Having the right language and enough words to describe your work is important for your confidence.
With the Patternpedia you will start building your pattern vocabulary and soon become a pattern expert :-).