I have joined the Make it in design Summer School 2017. The course is a fun series of briefs focused on experimenting with new patterns ideas and techniques for surface patterns designers.
Week 1 Brief
Your brief is to design a mystical, tribal inspired pattern using the following prompts:
- Be inspired by the supernatural, geometry, astronomy, magic, nature, minerals and the cosmic to create your pattern
- Think about dark symbols, landspaces, the cosmos, flower mandalas, fractals, geometric shapes, symmetry and symbols
Key words that attract me:
- Circular designs symbolizing the belief that life is never-ending. A Mandala represents wholeness, and is an apparent shape in life, the earth, moon and sun
- Representations of life, fecundity, ritual, war, protection, communication
- Viking Runes
- Textile patterns – carpets and cultural clothing
A fractal is a never-ending pattern. They are created by repeating a simple process or pattern over and over.
- Shell, flowers, ferns, crystals
- Islamic patterns
- Precision and repetition
Repetition, movement and symbolism are key points for the design development that I will start today! More later next week – deadline 9th August so I’m gathering my pens, pencils and geometry kit and heading to my studio!
Islamic Geometric Patterns 12 May 2008 by by Eric Broug
Viking Language 1 Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas: Volume 1 (Viking Language Series) by Jesse L. Byock