more talk about patterns

I made a small mention of this last week but I think it deserves a post of its own. This is my piece that will be in Von Glitschka's second book, which includes a CD and 94 patterns. It's called Drip.Drop.Swirl and will be published in March of 2009. To say that I was very flattered to be included is a huge understatement. I've always admired Von's work and to be asked to participate in his book was awesome. He assigned about a dozen designers and illustrators a specific pattern each and we were to create a piece using it. I wanted to do go the three-dimensional route (surprise!) and this is what I came up with Click on the image to see it a bit larger and a side view is here.

The framed piece consists of three layers of white and dark blue paper and a linen background. Several tries and Xacto blades later, I finally figured out what to cut and what to keep. It was like putting a puzzle together. The single white sheet in the background is my idea of showing a simpler application of the same idea. These are relatively small (the framed piece is an 8" square) but bigger panels, using any pattern and different materials (wood, acrylic, aluminum), can be made to be used as room dividers or hung as decorative wall panels. Can you see it?

What I'm really dying to see is how everyone else applied or used their pattern. Can't wait.
Thanks so much Von!


  1. I can see it! This is so, so lovely.

  2. Very cool! A little bit Escher-ish! Would be great in a contemporary application!

  3. Thanks everyone! :)

    Mel - To be perfectly honest I hadn't even thought of selling them.

  4. You're too sweet! I'll let you know for sure. Maybe a lighter blue would look nice in your house. ;)

  5. Wow, this looks cool! I'm unfamiliar with his work, but you can bet I'll be checking it out in March.