Yellow Fast Repeat

Fast repeat of a mid-century inspired pattern

I began making patterns many years ago and one of the things that fascinated me, and continues to fascinate me, is the effect that you get when you use a fast repeat at quite a small and compact scale.

This is a very old motif that, I suppose, resembles an Egyptian style seagoing vessel with its banks of oars but which was revived as a motif mid-century and found a use in wallpaper, but was used then at a much larger scale.

I have adapted the design and made it considerably simpler using it as a fast repeat and creating the image using a very small-scale. As a finished product, the eye is taken across and down (or up) by the successive rotations of the motif. I believe that this gives the pattern a very different and quite stylish look.

Again, I intended this pattern to be a wallcovering and I believe that that will be its final destination, although patterns like this also make very good fabric for fashions, particularly modern fashions since these type of repeats seem to be making something of a comeback.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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