Want to design for something that is fast, go for Cheetah; Want to design for something that should look vintage, go for the Zebra stripes; Want to design for something that is colorful, go for rainbow or a butterfly; We designers know that initially we all need some base from which we derive inspiration and generate initial concepts. The problem is that we tend to use the same sources and then try to do something new, How is that possible? What if there was a Design book that gave us the options of various forms, or inspiration sources? What if we can get a range of colors that are already visually appealing rather than a dead palette of colors? There are so many what-ifs that come to our mind when we start designing something from the scratch.
Nature of Form is is a design book that gratifies all the questions that arise in a designer’s mind. And the main reason may be that the creators and authors of this design book are all designers. It is a collection of Forms, Colors, and Textures extracted from various elements in nature. It covers 150 elements divided into categories like Fruits, Vegetables, Insects, etc. From these elements, 1454 entities have been derived (432 Forms, 231 Patterns, 791 Colors). We can just imagine the amount of hours and toil behind this book!
The creators of this book have also derived various use cases to give us an idea of how to use this book and till now I am utterly impressed. Nature of Form is not a simple reference book, it’s a pool of various sources of inspiration for you to dive into. There are endless possibilities of using this book and that’s the beauty and the strength of it.