Textures & patterns: Design inspiration

Designers are highly visual people. (Go figure.) And, designers draw inspiration from anything around them—which is one reason why it is so important to see and do new things. Or to see the regular everyday in a new perspective. You never know when inspiration will hit, or when any of the knowledge and bits of inspiration you’ve collected over the years will inform a current project. Here’s a small grouping of such images I’ve snapped photos of in the recent past to keep on hand for ideas. Will one end up in a Lerner book cover in the future? Perhaps. Is one actually created by a new LPG cover? Yes!