The surface pattern design-dedicated blog Print & Pattern started in 2006 and now it is one of the world's best known pattern blogs. The featured designers and studios are numerous and now it has a very important role in the pattern community as a bridge to connect designers, pattern-lovers and the industry. I started to check the archives about 2 years ago and now I finally caught up after checking the site day-by-day for new posts. Although it took a long time to check all the archives, I was able to see what came out, as well as what disappeared during the past few years. It was well worth it to gain this knowledge as a newcomer in the pattern design industry.
The blogger (aka Bowie Style) published three books from the blog archives and they introduce many designers from well-known artists like Orla Keily to numerous new talents in the world. The three books are 'Print and Pattern', 'Print & Pattern 2' and 'Print & Pattern: Kids'. I believe the 4th book, which will be full of geometric patterns, is in progress to be published and I am certain that it will be another treasure for burgeoning pattern designers.
Print & Pattern supports Surtex exhibitors by publishing Surtex flyers and Print & Pattern is very generous to help designers, especially first-time exhibitors. My work was featured this year in 2014 as well. Print & Pattern selected my pinwheel pattern which, although it is one of my personal favorites, is a pattern that I did not promote much. I saw the post on the car ride to NYC and it made my journey to Surtex happy.