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 :)