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Duplex Pattern Design

Duplex Pattern

Duplex In The Diamonds Collection

Once I have a rough sketch of an idea, I work up the ideas in Adobe Illustrator. As the design progresses I duplicate the current version, then make changes to the duplicate. This way there are a series of ideas that can be re-visited later.

Pattern Development

This pattern has been quite fruitful, generating five successful designs…

  1. Festival where the elements of the diamond shape have a distinct 1950s vibe.
  2. Ouch! looked like the spines of a cactus spines.
  3. Isometric looked like schematic drawings of a building hence its name.
  4. Diamonds is that I had first envisaged when I called the series Diamonds.
  5. Duplex staggers the diamond shape filling the space more.

Adjusting the Elements

Using different percentages of white (opacity) made the shapes appear more or less transparent. As if they were sheets of perspex or frosted glass. The additional diamond shape could just be a simple copy, but I felt it would be more interesting to alter it slightly. So the background panel is lighter than the same part on the first diamond. This produces another intricacy to the design.

Adding Silver

I think it would also be wonderful to replace one of the white panels with shiny silver. Creating a glitzy Art Deco appearance useful for wallpapers in luxury homes or glamorous hotels.

Buying My Designs

My designs are sold through Contrado, based in the UK. Visit my Shop Page for more details. If you would like this design to be specifically added to the shop for you please contact me.

The Diamond Patterns Collection

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S Patterns with this logo are available to buy from my shop

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