You’ve likely heard the famous statement “ornament is crime” and another well-known saying that “form follows function.” Well, in this issue of UPPERCASE, we respectfully disagree! If an object plays with form, function and ornamentation . . . so much the better! When it comes to decorated surfaces, more is definitely more—especially for folks who derive their livelihood from creating patterns for such things as fabric, stationery and interior decor. Our special Surface Pattern Design Guide profiles 100 artists who work at making our world a prettier place through their art. The Guide also features tips and advice from industry experts representing companies such as SURTEX, Liberty Art Fabrics, Cloud9 Fabrics, Spoonflower and teNeues Publishing. The creators of popular blogs Print & Pattern and Sew Mama Sew offer their insights. Lotta Jansdotter—one of Janine's personal heroines—shares her tips on living a life full of pattern.