Pattern and Palette Sourcebook 2: A Complete Guide to Choosing the Perfect Color and Pattern in Design

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Rockport Publishers, Feb 1, 2007 - Art - 208 pages
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A plethora of patterns and palettes!

This hardworking reference book is the second volume in Rockport's Pattern and Palette series. Like the first, it is an invaluable tool for art directors, designers, and students working in the fashion, product, and graphic design fields, as well as anyone in the business of visual communication.

With close to 1,000 new patterns, Pattern and Palette Sourcebook 2 is a desktop library of colors and patterns that address the professional's needs in working with harmonies and contrasts. Divided into six unique style sections, the book provides readers with fifteen appropriate colors for each section, which are then incorporated into twenty-five different patterns shown in six or eight color variations each. This enables readers to see the dramatic effect colors have in design and helps them understand how to use color effectively. The book also demonstrates ways of creating designs that are distinctly unique from one another yet hold together in a group.

Also included is an interactive CD ROM that contains the patterns featured. Users can choose patterns, experiment with colors, and print out a sample of the patterns for reference.

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About the author (2007)

A trained graphic designer, Heidi Arrizabalaga's passion has always been creating patterns, stationery, and wrapping paper, and presenting items in unique and creative ways. She owns and runs Heidi, a versatile collection of vibrant, coordinating paper journals, note sets, gift wrap, and accessories sold in 35 stores nationally and online at shopeheidi.com. Her company and designs have been featured in Instyle, Lucky Magazine,?Daily Candy, and elsewhere. Heidi lives in San Francisco, CA.

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