Sunday, February 24, 2008
Squares, Checks, and Grids
by Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire
The third in the highly collectible Communicating with Pattern series, Squares, Checks, and Grids celebrates the hippest but squarest, most linear patterns in every design discipline.
Squares and checks represent order, mathematics, technical precision, minimalism, and modernism. From graphs to grids, to pixels and road signs, squares and checks make up the framework of our existence. They are also embedded in the very weave of our history, from Wicca and Christian iconography to traditional checked and tartan cloths.
This book is a visual homage to squares and checks, an inspirational graphic collection of different occurrences of squares and checks from all environments, and an exciting sourcebook of pattern ideas for designers across disciplines.
I might have to buy this book...
I almost thought I had to give up on my box blog since the existence of this book.
This book is more design-oriented whereas my blog is really vague and general.
(Although they ARE sorta talking about the same thing just in different context...)