What happens when… gradients disturb multiple visual characteristics including opacity, scale, rotation on path items within a group item? This experiment builds on top of the Jacks experiment and digs deeper into the energy that is exposed when playing with turbulence. Source Shape In Illustrator, the original graphic is created and then exported as an […]

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What happens when… gradients are used like displacement maps, only they disrupt other visual characteristics? That’s the question this experiment explores using the Generative Symmetries HTML5/JS app I’m developing. The following images show the progress through the process until the final result is generated. Source Shape Like the project Stitch, the main design element that will be used in […]

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Inspiration In the book Symmetries of Culture: Theories and Practice of Plane Pattern Analysis, Washburn and Crowe analyze and breakdown the steps used to create patterns found in mosaic tiles, textiles, pottery, etc., from the Egyptians, Mayans, Islamic, Chinese, American Indians, etc., into a classified system, where each variation is based on a specific set of […]

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