Great to see an article in Design Week about textiles for train seating.
The patterns are seemingly banal, but yet thought does go into them and they have a huge audience. Could they be an undiscovered vein of visual culture?
My graphic designer gene has always been drawn to these patterns – so please feel free to contribute to the ‘Transport Upholstery Patterns’ Flickr group, on www.flickr.com/groups/transportpatterns.
And your readers may also want to lament the lost opportunity that is my contribution to the Metro newspaper ‘design-our-masthead’ competition – check out www.holster.co.uk/play/metro-masthead.
Personally, during long delays on train journeys, I like to try to spot the point of repetition in the patterns.
Sad, but true…
Richard Holt, by e-mail