Karel Martens: Patterns

Karel Martens: Patterns contains a collection of, um, patterns designed by graphic designer, um, Karel Martens between 1960 and 2021. Although Martens is widely recognized for his typography (and these essential books), the dozens of colorful full-page patterns shown here are devoid of any text. But even without words, the book tells a story. Not a Dick and Jane go to market story, but a story of how one design can become something else and then something else and then something else.
  • Author: Karel Martens
  • Size: 9.4 × 11.8 inches
  • Pages: 208
  • Binding: Softcover with exposed bind that people go nuts for
  • Publisher: Roma Publications, 2021