I have died and gone to pattern heaven, and now I’m inviting you along for the ride. I stumbled upon the work of Eugene Alain Seguy last night while researching art nouveau textiles. Born in France in 1890, Seguy was entomologist specializing in Diptera (two-winged insects) and an artist who created gorgeous books of patterns and illustrations.
I found several of his books from the 1920s in the New York Public Library online collection. I’ve put together a collection of my favorites for your viewing pleasure. I hope you feel as inspired as I do by this amazing body of work.
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. “[Two floral designs.]” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1927. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-33e7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99