patterns

A short history of wallpaper masthead

Before 1840, nearly all the world’s wallpaper came from France, where it was hand-printed, using blocks and sheets of paper to produce a limited line of patterns. Making wallpaper by hand was a costly process, and only the very wealthy could afford to buy it.Read More →

Owen Jones Persian Designs

In 1856 Owen Jones released the book The Grammar of Ornament in which he presented a compilation of visual languages ‚Äč‚Äčadopted by the most diverse cultures – made from the author’s explorations in places such as Greece, Egypt, Constantinople and India.Read More →

Japanese Pattern Book, probably 1870-1890. Color stencil printing. 120 samples with decorative designs. Source: JapaneseRead More →

Atelier Irradi√© shared a beautiful project where they showcase an incredible series of patterns madeRead More →