Book

TILE PATTERN COLOUR

A hardback art book about tiles. Featuring over 1000 designs from Dominic Crinson’s spectacular archive spanning 20 years of creativity

“This book is a work of art in progress, one that celebrates tiles, pattern and colour. It will reveal my huge archive of tile designs spanning twenty years and I hope it will inspire surface designers, pattern makers and home decorators – it will be a feast of colour and pattern.”

The book will feature:

  • Over 1000 stunning and colourful tile designs
  • Never before seen tiles and works in progress from the archive
  • It will give readers an insight into my tile design process from hand to computer to tile
  • Some amazing projects that I’ve worked on with top architects and designers and will reveal some gorgeous private abodes, boutique hotels and architecturally designed interiors from around the world all featuring tiles as the artistic medium of choice.
  • It will feature images of my major tile influences with a shortlist of my “top ten tile projects of the world”.
  • And finally it will tell the story of my tile production, from my humble cottage industry of handmade tiles to production as it stands today in Stoke-on-Trent’s historic potteries and Spain’s large industrial kilns.

Who is the book for?

This will be an essential volume for all tile lovers and design enthusiasts. I hope to inspire colour and pattern lovers, home decorators and creatives such as interior designers, architects, artists and fashionistas. The book will give people the confidence to introduce colour and pattern into their everyday lives.

 

About the Book

The book is going to be published by Black Dog Publishing. They specialise in high quality illustrated books that represent a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture.

Lesley Jackson, the British design curator and historian will write the foreword and commentary. She is a pre-eminent authority on pattern design with titles such as “20th Century Patterns”, “Atoms to Patterns” amongst others. I have known Lesley since the beginning of my career as a tile artist and I am very excited that she is contributing to the project.

Approximate launch Sep 2014

Book Specs

Working title = Tile, Pattern, Colour: Dominic Crinson

We are producing a hardback book of size approx. 26x26cm/ 10.2”x10.2” with a minimum of 144 pages. Most of these to be printed in glorious technicolour on a high quality eco high quality paper stock.

The images below give an idea of the content you can expect to see within.

Foreword and Commentary by design writer Lesley Jackson
Foreword and Commentary by design writer Lesley Jackson
early ceramic art works
early ceramic art works
early tile design
early tile design
18ct platinum tile
18ct platinum tile
Latest collection "Alchemy"
Latest collection “Alchemy”

 

see some articles and an interview:

http://www.surfacepatterndesignguild.org/1/post/2013/10/designer-launches-kickstarter-campaign-to-publish-retrospective.html

http://www.parkablogs.com/content/5-questions-dominic-crinson

Tile Colour Pattern: The Tile Art of Dominic Crinson #crowdfunded #book pic.twitter.com/HHLuZp3eYf

 

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