by Maxwell Tielman FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Text by Amy Azzarito. Design and Illustration by Maxwell Tielman. jorey hurley January 7th, 2014 Oooh I hope this will be a regular series! Like the color/pigment series from a while back.! Are there any books you like about pattern history similar to the list of books about color history and lore you did to accompany that series? Maxwell Tielman January 7th, 2014 Jorey— personally, I think the hands-down best book when it comes to pattern and decorative ornament is Owen Jones’ 1856, “The Grammar of Ornament.” Jones breaks down ornament into historic and cultural styles and includes dozens of examples for each. For creatives, the book is awesome because it’s old enough to fall into the public domain—you can reuse the patterns in your own creative works! You can find reprints of the book in bookstores and on Amazon. Dominique Paolini January 8th, 2014 Just that little blurb makes me what that pattern in my life. Infinity and unity. Why isn’t the pattern used more in weddings, I wonder? natalie January 8th, 2014 I saw this Greek Key pattern today when I was shopping for towels! love your blog! http://www.garnethill.com/garnet-hill-greek-key-towels/bedding-bath/bath/339924 LEAVE A COMMENT Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business.