Tango Pattern Designs
The Tango pattern design started as a large abstract canvas, I painted in 2013. I was looking for original curving shapes that could be extracted to use as wallpaper. I drastically reduced the number of colours in a photo of the painting, then recoloured areas in Adobe Illustrator to make the different elements of Tango.
The design alternates a flipped copy with a normal version. By varying the scale and colours created a wide range of unique patterns.
There are now seven distinct sets of patterns within the Tango portfolio. The visuals shown on this page are from the first three designs; starting with A, then getting smaller design B, and finally smallest design C.
See the rest of the Tango 2 pattern collection – designs D to G.
Creating This Website Page
I chose a set of my favourite designs from a total of 251 variations. They are roughly sorted by colour. Rolling your mouse over an image will display its code. Each of the slideshows has a different set-up depending on the screen sized used. Those using a small mobile will be shown a lot less images than those using large desktop screens. Rolling over the images – or clicking on them – shows the code if you would like to discuss this design.
For my pattern designs I use a catalogue of numbered, standard colours. When Tango was created there were 19 colours in my swatch library. Colouring the tango element and a second colour for the background. This totals 19 x 19 = 361 different combinations, less 19 for those where the tango element is the same colour as the background which comes to a total of 342 possible colour combinations.
I would love this design to have another life taken up by a manufacturer. Please contact me if you would like a high resolution file or to talk about how we could work together.