Pixels for Carpets

by guy keulemans on April 20, 2006


A little while ago I was reading about modern carpet production using automated Jacquard Looms. I decided to make my own patterns in minimal patterns suitable for the process. Linked is short movie of 18 of these patterns. I’m not sure if the technique I used to produce these designs has a proper name, but its similar to ‘granular synthesis’ as used in audio synthesizers; starting with a aperiodic tiling pattern as a base image , I then zoomed into small pixel sections, expanded and repeated them, and spun off new patterns as they emerged.

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Anonymous April 20, 2006 at 5:24 pm

I remember when you came up with these designs. There’s something really nice about the simplicity of each of these designs here.

CalabazaBlog May 31, 2006 at 9:01 pm

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