poissons, rose

The pinks and oranges of these fish are outrageous throughout the book. A small selection that doesn’t fully do them justice. I did this design first over at Threadless and then did a better pattern over at Spoonflower.

A collection of black colored fish from Louis Renard’s 1754 book of fish and sea life from the Indian Ocean, Poissons, ecrevisses et crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l’on trouve autour des isles Moluques et sur les côtes des terres Australes: peints d’après nature.

The images used in this pattern are taken from the copy at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, which has been digitized and placed in the public domain at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The book in full can be seen at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.115425.

Fabric and household goods available for purchase at Spoonflower (link is to the white background; you’ll have to browse through for the others). There’s also a variety of shirts and bags and a shower curtain over at Threadless.

I honestly don’t like most of the Threadless shirts (I couldn’t quite work out the pattern so that it seemed organic to the rectangle area they have available for the design), but the all-over printed one is pretty good—I got one for my son and he actually wears it.

But don’t you think it should be a shower curtain?