Tag - Design

Photo of fabric in bright pattens lying together. Words to the left read How to Request a Custom Pattern

How to Request a Custom Pattern

Though Design Pool is primarily a licensable pattern library, we occasionally do custom design work to create original patterns. When do we do custom work? Our custom work usually falls into two categories. First, sometimes our pattern library just does not have the perfect design. We try to have...

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Moveable Type, a New Design Pool Collection

The Museum of Printing “is dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment, and printing craftsmanship.” I visited this museum this spring with Color Karma’s Shoshana Burgett and quickly realized I could have spent hours getting lost in this museum. Located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, this museum has...

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Couch with four different pillows customized with different fabric.

What Do We Mean by Customize?

We throw around the words customize and customization a lot around here when we talk about how much we love sustainable print-on-demand technology. In the three years we've been operating, we’ve learned that customizing sometimes carries negative connotations. Customizing sounds exciting but also overwhelming. If you can have anything,...

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What is a Landscape Pattern?

In our licensable library, we have many different categories to make searching through our 600+ patterns easy. There are filters for shape, technique, theme, market, and color family. We also have three main categories: Geometric Patterns, Landscape Patterns, and Organic Patterns. Geometric and organic are probably easy to visualize....

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