The pattern design reading list

On my journey to become an established pattern designer (read designer with a noticeable income) I'm gathering every bit of information or knowledge I can get my hands on about patterns and designing them, so that I feel that I have a great toolbox to work with when creating. Here's a list of books about pattern design and print that I l've gathered and I hope you'll have use for it too :-). 

 
 
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Designing patterns: For decoration, Fashion and Graphics

By Lotta Kühlhorn.

Great book by Swedish designer Lotta Kühlhorn who also was one of my first inspirations to become a pattern designer.

 
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Color + Pattern: 50 playful exercises for exploring pattern design

By Khristian A Howell

Informative yet fun and very inspirational book about different kinds of patterns and how they are characterized. You learn a lot. Plus it's packed with exercises to get you started.

 
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The complete guide to designing and printing fabric

By Laurie Wisbrun

Focusing on patterns for fabric, this book is filled with info and how-to's, for example a vast step-by-step guide on how to make patterns in Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

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