Most people might not like insects, but there's no reason to not appreciate the beauty of butterflies. They get to be insanely beautiful, in a variety of colors and patterns, which is super amazing. Also, I love the fact that their markings are symmetric and look so much like the Rorschach test. It's pretty fantastic, really. I hope you appreciate these, and don't forget to click each photo to visit each photographer's page! Cheers. ;)
I really enjoy seeing a nice designed pattern, not only for the style itself, but also to see how well it fits endlessly to its sides. At Society6 there are some sweet examples of modern, dope patterns done by talented artists and designers. Here you can see a brief collection of patterns I really enjoy. From Pop Culture, to tropical fruits, these are pretty eclectic. For more of these, simply click the images and you'll get to see more of each artist. I hope you enjoy this selection, and if you have your own patterns, share them with us! Cheers. ;) by Polkip by Georgiana Paraschiv by Kelly Gilleran by Regina Rivas Bigordá by Anna Deegan by Amy Hamilton by Jana Garin by Speakerine / Florent Bodart by Kate O'Hara Illustration by Paula Belle Flores by Huebucket by Georgiana Paraschiv by Jana Garin by Poppy & Red by Nicebleed by Chris Piascik by Gemma Correll by Regina Rivas Bigordá by Poppy & Red by Marcelo Romero
I'm a big fan of patterns so I decided to research some really cool and rad patterns to display here for you along with some really basic pattern shapes in the mix. Check them out and get inspired for your next project.
The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented designers out there for you to use freely in your designs. The collection of patterns and the quality is top notch. I will definitely be using some of the patterns in my future design and I am sure you will do too. For more information visit http://thepatternlibrary.com/
Ben O'Brien is a Illustrator and Graphic designer from UK and his patterns designs are just awesome. The ability to turn really cool illustrations into endless patterns is incredible, check it out! For more from Ben O'Brien visit bentheillustrator.prosite.com behance.net/bentheillustrator.
Last weekend I was playing in Illustrator trying to create a simple wallpaper to use on my phone and tablet. I love geometric patterns, but I hadn't done anything like that in a while. So, I started playing with some ideas inspired by Andy Gilmore. It's really nice to see how the Pattern Tool in Illustrator facilitates the process of creating patterns these days. So in this tutorial I will show how to create a simple pattern in Illustrator. The process is pretty straightforward, but I believe it will be really useful when you need to create vector patterns for your projects. Step 1 Create a new document in Illustrator and then with the Rectangle Tool (M) create a square. Step 2 Rotate the square 45 degrees. Step 3 Delete the bottom part in order to create a triangle. Step 4 Duplicate the triangle and flip it vertically, align them so they are on top of each other. After that selecte the 2 triangles, copy and paste them in place. Rotate the copies so you create a square again with different colors for each triangle. Step 5 Create a set of squares rotating them so the colors of the triangles are on different places. You can make 2 or 3 rows. Step 6 Select the set you created on the previous step and go to Object>Pattern>Make. Add a name for your pattern and play with the options. After that you will have a new pattern in your Swatches pallet. Step 7 Create a new artboard. I am using 2880x1800 pixels for a desktop wallpaper. After that select the pattern you created in the previous step. Step 8 Add a new rectangle using a dark blue (#294156) for the color. Step 9 Change the Transparency mode to Color Burn at 40%. Step 10 Duplicate the rectangle to make the color a bit more intense. Step 11 Duplicate the rectangle again and this time use a green (#3D7F39) for the color. Step 12 Create a line crossing the artboard. Use white for the stroke color. Step 13 Move the line to the left, make sure it align with the bottom square, then duplicate the line and align it with the top right square. After that with the Blend Tool, select both lines and try to find the exact number of steps to match your pattern. Step 14 Repeate the same steps to create more lines matching the pattern. Conclusion Add the logo in the center of your artboard using a circle to break the pattern flow a little bit. After that your wallpaper will be done. I did that last weekend and I have been using this wallpaper on my computers and tablets since then. I really like the color and the flow, however you can try a version without the white lines if you want it something more subtle. Download Illustrator file Download the Illustrator file used for this tutorial
Charis Tsevis is a graphic design from Athens, Greece. His work has a lot of influence from the Gestal Psicology, which he studied in College. His work is full of mosaics, portraits and images formed by thousands of tiny little photos of objects. Sometimes it reminds a bit of pixel art, simply awesome. My name is Charis Tsevis and I am a visual designer, living and working at Athens, Greece. I run my own studio under the name “Tsevis Visual Design” with my beloved wife Eva and our colleagues both for domestic or foreign projects. Since April 1st, 2008 I am working for Adobe Systems. I am the Channel Manager for the Mediterranean region. This is real fun as Adobe occupies the center of the creative software industry. What we do mostly is providing our creative services at the publishing and editorial industry and at the same time, we enjoy being active in illustration and multimedia. I could say that we are specializing in book and brochure design. My wife and me both love fiction and non-fiction and that giving us the ability to successfully meet the needs of our clients, trying to deliver the best we can to support any product or service of them. Below you can see some examples of Charis' work, but we, as usual, highly recommend that you check out his Flickr Charis Tsevis or at http://www.tsevis.com/
Yesterday I was checking a book I have about skateboard decks design called New Skateboard Graphics. It's a super cool book and we have even given a copy away here on Abduzeedo. So while I was flipping through the pages I found this beautiful design that was a crazy pattern. It was a deck from Element, and I decided to try to do that in Illustrator. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a rad pattern in Illustrator that will definitely make you dizzy. We will use basic tools such as Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool and the Blend Tool. Step 1 Open Illustrator and with the Ellipse Tool (L) create a circle. Use black for the Stroke. Step 2 With the Direct Selection Tool (A) select and delete 3 segments of the circle, leave just the bottom right one. Step 3 Duplicate the segment and the rotate it. Use the image below for reference. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) select the 2 vertices and then click on Connect Selected End Points. Choose Corner for the the Join Points option. Step 4 Duplicate the object and bring it down a little bit. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) connect the points to create an object. Use the image below for reference. Step 5 Again with the Direct Selection Tool (A) move the points in the middle of the object. The idea is to make the area of the object a bit thicker. Step 6 Fill the object with black and remove the stroke. After that duplicate and flip the object horizontally. Position them like in the image below. Step 7 Duplicate a few times and group them. Then duplicate the group and move it down at the bottom of the page. With the Blend Tool (B) select the first group and then click on the group at the bottom. Double click on the Blend Tool (B) icon to open the Blend Options. Change the Spacing to Specified Steps to 55. You will have the texture done. Step 8 Create a new document, use 1920x1200 pixels. With the Rectangle Tool (M) create a rectangle and fill it with #394A5F. Step 9 Copy the Blend objects from the other document and paste in this one. Duplicate it untill you feel the whole screen with the texture. Also fill them with white. Step 10 Select the Blend objects and go to Objects>Expand. Then with the Direct Selection Tool (A) select some elements and delete them. Use the image below for reference Step 11 Select all objects except the blue background and to to Effect>Stylize>Drop Shadow... Use Color Burn for the Mode, 40% Opacity, 0 for X Offset, 1px for the Y Offset, 2px for the Blur and Black for the Color. Step 12 Place an old paper texture in your document. The one used is courtesy of Shutterstock and you can download it here. After that change the Transparency to Multiply. Conclusion Using basic tools in Illustrator and an old paper texture we can create very nice patterns with that vintage feel, in this case we have even created a crazy optical illusion. This tutorial as I said was inspired by skateboard deck design from the Element team and It's great to practice with Illustrator. Click on the image for Full Preview Download the AI file Click here to download the Illustrator file used for this tutorial
I'm a fan of patterns and textures applied to graphic design, and it's a trend that is becoming quite popular in web design. The coolest thing is that patterns give a very unique style to your design, sometimes sort of crazy, sometimes very elegant and classic. Because of that, as I was looking for refrences for a design project I'm working on, Ie've selected 24 super talented pattern designers with incredible examples. Stacey Marsh MASA Igor Duibanov Alex Trochut Jared Nickerson Jonathan Calugi Filter017 Kate McInnes VanilaBCN Kale Hagman Nadia Flower Tatiana Plakhova Ralph Karam Alan The Gallant Zhishi Stig Tafto Mat Gigliotti Brian Reddy Kristina Collantes Philippe Intraligi Slimaq lenancker Romain Sophie Henson Steven Harrington
Freelance artist and designer Chuck Anderson just released his new book "Wandering Off Into Space". He is giving away one hand-signed copy of this tome just for Abduzeedo. Chuck Anderson from NoPattern recently released his second book "Wandering Off Into Space". It contains 64 pages of his finest illustrations and designs made between 2005 and 2008. You can get the book for just 25 dollars in the NoPatternStore. For those who can't affort to buy it there is a chance to win one copy of it here on Abduzeedo. How? Just leave a comment on why you need this book. The most creative comment will get the book. The winner will be notified in one week. You have to be an Abduzeedo-member to take part at the giveaway. www.NoPattern.com
I really like patterns and I use them a lot in my designs, that's why I want to share with you some very cool images from Daniele De Nigris. An italian designer that has a very cool style, reminds another great artist Andy Gilmore. His latest works are the ones I like the most, the repetition of symbols and different colors gives an incredible depth to the the patterns. Take a look at some of his designs below and visit his Flickr page at http://flickr.com/photos/denigrisdaniele/ Some Works For more information visit his website at http://flickr.com/photos/denigrisdaniele//
I'm sorry to the all the people on the north hemisphere, but downhere is summer time, baby. And it's time to get some inspiration from sweet bikini models. (Focusing...) Ok, so... ahn... i was talking about inspiration, yes! There are great bikini designers here, and as most of you must know, Brazil is a major bikini exporter. We got it all. So, guys, get inspired! I know i did. (And I'm pretty sure no one will read any of these lines i wrote.) Color Flowers Futuristic Geometric Patchwork Stripes To check more bikinis (and I know you all will), visit these sites:http://www.seille.com.br/http://www.marrio.com.br/http://www.pokopano.com.br/