Monday, March 5, 2012

Grown-up Spirograph :: Repeat Pattern

Surface designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
One of my favorite toys as a kid was Spirograph. I was amazed at the beautiful, complex, flower-like designs that were spun like magic beneath my circling hand. So when I saw this cute little hypotrochoid set at the Getty Museum last month, I had to get it. After hours of spinning up gobs of designs from the plastic gears, I translated them via Illustrator into these nostalgic repeat patterns. Such fun :) 

1 comment:

sam said...

hi kim! i don't know if you remember me, but i actually sold you this set at the museum! :)
you have such lovely patterns !
I'm started to work on my own patterns and have been working on dress and clothing designs.
i'd love to keep in touch, and maybe we can collaborate on some projects :)

hope you're well!