As you know, I’m rather partial to patterns. Often this means color – but it can also be monochrome. I love the trend in wedding invitations of having a pattern or border background to the text. How does this translate into a contemporary graphic design? Pattern inspiration is everywhere – but right now I’m in London so I’ve been thinking about British patterns over the ages. John Lewis turns 150 this year. That’s quite an achievement for a department store – and John Lewis has an unusual structure and history. They have wonderful windows celebrating their designs over the years and it’s full of different patterns. John Lewis even brought out a range from the past – you can read about it with good visuals on this blog. You can see how the designers worked to update the prints and make these beautiful patterns fresh for today. They then used these updated designs in fun ways. This whole anniversary range on their website and encompasses all aspects of life. href=”http://www.johnlewis.com/lucienne-day-1954-cocoon-dress-black-white/p1017306″> href=”http://www.johnlewis.com/missprint-little-trees-roller-blind-chilli/p819886″> This is how I often like to work. Come to me for a wealth of design history that I can tap into when developing your own design.