Even better than the 'pasiley','kalidescope' or the 'tile', ect., in my opionion this is the best design book yet. Beautiful, clean fine line illustrations.(These designs remind me of the Art Nouveau Design book). Some done like mandala design, some full page, some very rich detail, and intricate, while some pages are designs with larger areas. 30 designs, illustrations on both sides. The quality of the paper could be better, (but not for this price) it is the dover 'green paper'. I have begun scanning my books before I color in them, and reprinting onto either card stock, quality art paper, or water color paper. Then I only need to purchase the book once, and color the same design as many times as choose. Not being familar with this illustrator Nick Crossling, I will be looking for more of his art in the future, these are very beautifully illustrated. Great for adults, and teens, would most likely not recommend this book for children. Good for all mediums. Now, I can't wait to go start coloring in this book!