Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mermaids :: Surface Pattern Design

Mermaid Repeat Pattern by Kim Buchheit
Surface pattern design © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available. 
Mermaids swim and dance with their seahorse friends in this delightful circular toss pattern. Colorways are editable and coordinating designs can be created upon request. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Polka Op :: Surface Pattern Design

Polka Dot Op Art by Kim Buchheit
Surface pattern design © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available. 
Polka dots morph into 3-d spheres for extra pop in these op-art-inspired designs. (The topmost one is for the Wonder-bread generation. Ha ha!) One could spend a lifetime developing these abstract optical illusions, playing with endless colorways, and imagining a variety of creative applications for these energizing surface designs. Fun fun!

Twist on Op Art :: Surface Pattern Design

Plaid Op Art Surface Design by Kim Buchheit
Op Art and Plaid by Kim Buchheit
Surface pattern design © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available. 
While conducting a children's workshop on Op Art last week, I thought of combining some plaids with traditional Vasarely-esque designs. These eye-popping patterns would play nicely with basic plaids and soothing solids to embolden a bedroom (think linens) or open up a neglected nook (think wallpaper). The topmost sample depicts a story of coordinating designs mixing plaids and checkerboard illusions; the bottom sample shows three colorways for the same half-drop repeat.