Pattern and Palette Sourcebook w/CD-Rom: A Complete Guide to Choosing the Perfect Color and Pattern in Design by Anvil
This hardworking reference book 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.
The Pattern and Palette Sourcebook is a desktop library of colors and patterns that addresses the professional's real-world needs in working with harmonies and contrasts. Divided into six unique style sections, the book provides readers with 15 appropriate colors for each section, which are then incorporated into 25 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 better 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. This book is a must have for designers of all disciplines and experience levels.
Anvil is a design firm that specializes in identity, packaging, and Web design. Some of their clients include AIGA, IDEO, Palm, Visa, SFMoMa, and Sun Microsystems. In 1999 Anvil began designing high-end gift wrap, which has won numerous awards from the Western Art Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, Graphic Design:USA, HOW, and Dynamic Graphics Magazine. They are located in Redwood City, California.