Frames from the animation movie 'The Thief and the Cobbler' by Richard Williams who work 28 years on the project, beginning production in 1964.
Watch the full movie here.

Sunday 10/19/2014

animation; pattern; Op art; 1960s; Richard Williams;

Textile design book, 1898, via

Textile design book, 1898, via

Tuesday 10/14/2014

textile; book; 1800s; 1898; print; pattern;

[Mosaic design, Palermo, Italy, 12th century.] by Sanier, G (1874). Via.

[Mosaic design, Palermo, Italy, 12th century.] by Sanier, G (1874). Via.

Wednesday 5/28/2014

1874; 1800s; mosaic; pattern; tessellation; italy;

design-is-fine:

Karl Gerstner, from his book The forms of colour: the interaction of visual elements, 1986. Via flickrstream Oliver Tomas

Thursday 5/15/2014

pattern; 1980s; 1986;

design-is-fine:

Anni Albers Second Movement 5´V, 1978. Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

design-is-fine:

Anni Albers Second Movement 5´V, 1978. Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Thursday 4/10/2014

print; art; 1978; 1970s; pattern;

archiemcphee:

Far away in an isolated Russian village called Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, lives a creative and dedicated pensioner named Olga Kostina who has meticulously decorated the exterior of her home with 30,000 plastic bottle caps.

Olga collected the bottle caps over the course of many years and only began to hammer them into place once she felt she had accumulated enough. Clearly this is a person with tremendous patience. The bottle caps have been carefully arranged into colourful, detailed mosaics depicting traditional macrame motifs and local woodland creatures. Each bottle cap has been hammered into place by Olga herself. It comes as no surprise to learn that her awesome home has since become something of a local landmark.

Photos by Ilya Naymushin

[via Designboom]

Saturday 3/29/2014

2010s; pattern; siberia; mosaic;

Four geometric compositions by André Durenceau (1904). Via.

Monday 3/17/2014

pattern; mosaic; 1900s; 1904;

design-is-fine:

The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL

design-is-fine:

The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL

pattern; embroidery; 1864; 1800s; textile; print; book;

Pages from Ben Nicholson’s sketchbook (2005): Labyrinths, France 13th century and Meander folding, 8th cent. Greek Geometric Vase. Thanks to bitcraft lab for the tip.

Wednesday 3/12/2014

2000s; 2005; pattern; Labyrinth; drawing;

From the movie The Final Programme (1973) by Robert Fuest.

Friday 3/7/2014

pattern; 1973; 1970s; The Final Programme; film;

Peter Struycken

SPLASH 1972/1974 internet link
Monday 2/24/2014

1970s; art; pattern;

HABA Pattern Mosaic toy

Friday 2/21/2014

pattern; mosaic; toy; haba; 1980s;

Mordvalaisten pukuja kuoseja (1896).
A book of traditional Mordvin costume patterns (Russia). Via

Thursday 2/13/2014

pattern; textile; 1800s; 1896; Russia; mordvin;

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Theory of Relativity , Protocol Sentences and Memory Matrix (1967)

Tuesday 2/11/2014

mosaic; pattern; 1960s; 1967; tate; art;

TRIUMPH MOSAIC - Antique German Clay Marble Game - 1930s from here

TRIUMPH MOSAIC - Antique German Clay Marble Game - 1930s from here

Sunday 1/19/2014

mosaic; toy; 1930s; germany; pattern;