Monday, February 11, 2008

Vintage Print and Pattern

I was browsing through The Saturday Book - part of my Vintage collection, [published in 1961] and I noticed how 1 single basic design was the building block of pattern throughout the book: Each page is topped with this version:

Headings are surrounded with this border:
Or this one.
Or this one!
I love the liveliness, simplicity and diversity of these different interpretations! I have enlarged the design and am going to try out some of my own experiments! Watch this space!


Cakespy said...

I love those beautiful type treatments!

flowerpress said...

Wow, I love this, how a simple element can be positioned in different ways and achieve different looks. It's like your gorgeous Spathodea designs which I love.
Wouldn't this motif make a lovely fabric design, especially in those wonderful colours!

Heather Moore said...

Ooh, I can see your pattern eye starting to grow. Love the new blog header, btw!