Weekly art websites: repeating patterns
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Create your own repeating patterns or be inspired by the thousands of user-submitted designs with this week's selection of art websites.
Repeat-X Repeat-Y - http://www.repeatxrepeaty.com/
Repeat-X Repeat-Y is a website put together by a collective of artists, designers and illustrators. It offers a selection of slightly bizarre (think pigeons with helmets, smartphones with faces and monsters erupting out of monsters' heads) patterns for all your design needs.
Colourlovers - http://www.colourlovers.com/patterns
There are more than 1,290,000 user-submitted patterns that can be used for inspiration on Colorlovers, a social network where people share and rate colors, palettes and patterns and spot the latest trends.
Flong Yellowtail - http://www.flong.com/storage/experience/yellowtail/
Yellowtail is an interactive java app that uses patterns and repetition to create real-time abstract animation. Draw a shape and the software will use it to create beautiful moving patterns.
Zefrank Kaleidoscope - http://www.zefrank.com/byokal/kal2.html#html
Zefrank.com's interactive Kaleidoscope lets users click and drag shapes into a circle to create their own kaleidoscope patterns. Head to zefrank.com for more interesting pattern web apps.
Pattern8 - http://pattern8.com/
A website made by graphic designer John Rawsterne that offers "high quality free seamless patterns" that can be downloaded and used in your own projects.
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