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.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show