The Pattern Book shines a light on the past by re-purposing vintage illustrations from a variety of disciplines.
The expansive greeting card collection features scientific depictions of flora & fauna, anatomical illustrations, architectural diagrams, nineteenth century drawings, and early sketches of would-be patented products.
The Pattern Book endeavours to maintain the highest environmental standards in the manufacturing process, and all cards are printed with vegetable-based inks on sustainably sourced, FSC approved paper in England.
Rose Synoptique (1890) by Charles Lacouture. Lacouture was a keen colour theorist and attempted to use three primary colours to create all hues, not by varying the tint of the inks, but by changing the density of intersecting and parallel lines.
Printed on sustainably sourced, acid free, carbon neutral paper.
170mm x 120mm.
Individually wrapped in a cellophane sleeve, with a 120gsm recycled envelope.