Repeat patterns are seen almost everywhere today and are used across all continents and cultures. Exploring patterns is integral to the history of design, to understand their structure as well as their intrinsic beauty. This book demonstrates how all repeat pattern-making comes out of four simple operations: translation, rotation, reflection and glide reflection and explains, in simple steps and non-mathematical terminology, how to create repeat patterns in a line, on the plane, as tiles and as Escher-like repeats, as well as how to make ‘wallpaper repeats’, where the elements of the pattern merge into each other, apparently seamlessly. A definitive one-stop pattern-making resource for professional designers and students across disciplines, from textiles and fashion to graphic design and architecture.
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With classic symbols from the great protest movements of the twentieth century, as well as new images reflecting contemporary concerns such as the environment and the economy, anyone can use this book to create unique and powerful protest graphics. The 46 die-cut stencils, plus a bespoke typeface,...
A Modernist icon, Le Corbusier's buildings and theories have influenced structures across the world. Using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding) ten of his most important works are yours to re-create at home. Each pull-out template includes step-by-step instructions, alongside a photo of the...
This double-sided 3m / 10 foot tape measure (metric on one side, imperial on the other) is filled with fascinating facts about lengths. For example, 34cm is the height of an Oscar; 9¾ inches is the length of a meerkat tail. Find out whether the...