10/16/07 :: by demanda


Since this is my first blog post, I thought I would grace Fluidesign with a message about my beloved pattern and print obsession. I know many of you have been looking forward to hearing my wise words of wisdom concerning that mesh of color and texture, so consider yourself slightly informed; there is more to come. It is always refreshing to see a sweet pattern on a website in place of web 2.0 stripes, so why not create a cool new repetition instead? I feel it always adds so much depth and personality to a project.

When you’re stuck trying to solve a nasty bug in your code, or needing new ideas for that proposal, simply 1. open a new document in Illustrator 2. create a shape, any shape, and have it selected 3. hold down shift+option as you pull it to the side 4. let go, and then hit command+D over and over. 5. And “voila” you have a nifty repeat pattern.

May you look at the world in a new way…the shapes created by the sunlight through the leaves onto the ground, the texture that is apparent on the grid of squares on your keyboard, or the subtle grace imbued by the pattern on the Fluidesign napkins. There is something about that repetition that makes me feel there is order in this world.

3 Responses to “Patternology”

  1. Patrick Says:

    For what it’s worth, I like this pattern.

  2. brocksteady Says:

    Nice! Can I make a pattern out of the croissant crumbs and coffee stains embedded in my keyboard?

  3. demanda Says:

    repetitive coffee stains would make great patterns. the varied lines create a unique rhythm.

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