Where form meets function

Mike Perry has spent a lot of time looking at typefaces and patterns. He’s already published a book on the former, with the hard to ignore name Hand Job. His latest work (dealing with the second interest), Over and Over, comes out in September from Princeton Architectural Press.

Words from the Press:
Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today’s most talented designers who create patterns by hand and use them in their work in inventive and innovative ways. From Deanne Cheuk’s patterns that adorn current fashion to those of Robin Cameron that explore her interest in art to Garrett Morin’s patterns that arose from an exercise for a character called Eloie, the examples in this book push the boundaries of the traditional concept of what a pattern is. The selected works are often not an end result but the beginning of something else, of something bigger and broader. While the computer is sometimes involved in the production of patterns, the hand-drawn element is always evident in the uniqueness of these works. Featuring more than 250 vibrant and exciting patterns, Over and Over explores this magic on every single page and will inspire designers everywhere.”

View plates from the book after the jump.

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