We Thank You ~ With a New Design Lesson! What is Pattern (Part Two)

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Design Lesson: What is Pattern (Part Two)


Okay, so now we are going to show you how to create one of the simplest repeats, the polka dot. First click on the small thumbnail above that has the polka dot pattern on it. The blue outline on the images is only for the pattern designer, not to be used in final production.

Each repeat must work 360 degrees – top to bottom, left to right.

Now, try it for yourself!

Additional to the polka dot lesson, I have included some of the most complex patterns – those which are found in mosques around the world. This is only for purposes of quick example, but one can imagine the math involved to design patterns that line the rounded ceilings!

A brief explanation of these traditional complex patterns:
‘The wide spectrum of intellectual treasures allowed Islamic scholars to quickly embrace Greek philosophy and mathematics, translating and disseminating this knowledge for posterity. The works of Euclid and Pythagoras were among the first to be translated into Arabic.

The study of geometry also fed an ardent preoccupation with the stars and astronomy. All this in turn nourished the Arabic passion for creating infinite, decorative patterns. The cultivation of mathematical analysis, in particular, had a harmonising effect.’ Source:http://www.salaam.co.uk/

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3 Responses to “We Thank You ~ With a New Design Lesson! What is Pattern (Part Two)”
  1. hrussegger says:

    thank you a lot for those lessons. Really nice to get some knowledge about pattern design. And now I have a better feeling for how complex your work is.

    Best regards,
    Hannes

    • cc says:

      Thank you so much for your feedback! We are happy to provide a little bit of insight on our work – as long as some people find it interesting! Kind Regards from EDCC xo

  2. cc says:

    Thank you, Vasare! Love your work! Best Regards from EDCC!

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