Tuesday, March 02, 2010
  • The Paint By Numbers Guide to Making Elaborate Patterns (+ Twitter Backgrounds)

    Let me suggest you tweet this:

    The problem with repetitive patterns is that you get lost. I want enlightenment, or at least temporarily illuminating the dark side of intricate, entangled, lines and shapes.

    We're talking about patterns here, patterns that are great to look stare at but hard to make. Well, not that hard, actually.

    Starting at the end, here is the result, this is what we want, everyone --

    Lyrois: Sample Repetitive Pattern

    And this is what it's made of, where pattern recognition comes into play -- the smallest atomic piece that, once repeated, makes up a whole tiled wall or wallpaper --

    Lyrois: Sample Repetitive Pattern

    Now, let's deconstruct this pattern and analyze it --

    Lyrois: Sample Repetitive Pattern Schema

    The small shapes correspond to #1 while the larger figures are represented as #2.

    Elements are turned upside down, rotated, mirrored, morphing into on another and through the boundaries of the boxes.

    There is just one rule: The top has to fit seemlessly to the bottom and the left must fit the right -- without mirroring; any mirror effect has to take place within the tile, which doesn't have to be square, obviously.

    See what happens in these inaccurately drawn, schematic tiles --

    Lyrois: Sample Repetitive Pattern Schema

    The hard part, and the art part, is to work as accurately as possible. This is important because the desired rapport is a seemless pattern.

    Bonus points are awarded for avoiding the swastika pattern, which is way too easily created by rotating elements in an attempt to create visual "harmony." (Lyrois Pattern Law #1: When you think you're done, look for, and remove the swastikas.)

    Free Twitter Backgrounds

    I'll leave you with some ready-made tiles that you can use as your Twitter background image, just right-click, save-as, and you're done --

    Lyrois: Repetitive Pattern Tile 2009 Lyrois: Repetitive Pattern Tile 2010

    As for the second tile, who can tell me something about this one, concerning normalization and pattern recognition?

    See also --

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
  • Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Vinyl Series

    Let me suggest you tweet this:

    It's tiny, it's affordable, and best of all, it's specifically made for a good cause --

    Lyrois: Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Vinyl Series

    This special miniature edition is executed in matte black and glossy Lyrois signature-purple vinyl on 2mm foam-board. It is the sibling of much bigger works, sampling and remixing the silhouettes shapeset painted on walls, etched as well as decaled on glass, even printed on a collection of snowboards.

    Lyrois: Close-up of Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Vinyl Series

    The Lyrois Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Vinyl Series come in 140 × 70mm, it is a series of 10, with #000 and #001 being retained as artist's proof and the remaining #002 through #009 donated to support John T. Unger's Legal Defense Fund in his quest to defend himself and art in general.

    The pieces are scratch-signed and numbered on the back, and accompanied by a printed and signed certificate documenting its story and origin. No more pieces of this edition will ever be made.

    Buy them as long as they last, for your pleasure and for a good cause, at John T. Unger's Artist's Legal Defense Sale.

    See also, the companion piece to the Vinyl Series, the Aluminum Series, in black/black.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009
  • Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Aluminum Series

    Let me suggest you tweet this:

    It's tiny, it's affordable, and best of all, it's specifically made for a good cause --

    Lyrois: Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Aluminum Series

    This special miniature edition is executed in matte black (upper part) and glossy black (lower part) vinyl on 2mm aluminum. It is the sibling of much bigger works, sampling and remixing the silhouettes shapeset painted on walls, etched as well as decaled on glass, even printed on a collection of snowboards.

    Lyrois: Close-up of Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Aluminum Series

    Lyrois: Close-up of Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Aluminum Series

    The Lyrois Silhouettes Mural Limited Edition Aluminum Series come in 140 × 55mm, it is a series of 10, with #000 and #001 being retained as artist's proof and the remaining #002 through #009 donated to support John T. Unger's Legal Defense Fund in his quest to defend himself and art in general.

    The pieces are scratch-signed and numbered on the back, and accompanied by a printed and signed certificate documenting its story and origin. No more pieces of this edition will ever be made.

    Buy them as long as they last, for your pleasure and for a good cause, at John T. Unger's Artist's Legal Defense Sale.

    See also, the companion piece to the Aluminum Series, the Vinyl Series, in black/purple.

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Friday, October 16, 2009
  • Wallpaper: Electric Shapes

    Let me suggest you tweet this:

    After playing with repetitive shapes on skatedecks, here are the electric patterns again -- they're repetitive, after all --

    Lyrois Wallpaper: Electric Shapes on the wall #1

    Lyrois Wallpaper: Electric Shapes on the wall #2

    How it is done: Printed on water-resistant billboard paper or on self-adhesive, non water-resistant standard paper, for outdoor walls, it is possible to produce wallpapers on glossy or matte vinyl.

    What you get: Rolls, 2ft wide or sheets, up to 5ft wide.

    Lyrois Wallpaper: Electric Shapes in various styles

    Please note that the artwork is clean and clear vector data, here is a close-up detail --

    Lyrois Wallpaper: Electric Shapes detail

    See also: Wallpaper: Purple Shapes

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Monday, September 28, 2009
  • Mashup: Lyrois X Picasso's Guernica

    Let me suggest you tweet this:

    I'm a big fan of pop culture and graffiti, I like papercutting and transparent vs. opaque, then again, I like light and shadows, particularly shadows. What better representation of light and shadows than dancing and dying?

    I keep seeing Pablo Picasso's Guernica in the original shape-set for the mural. With the connection already and always there, here is the resulting mashup; web only, no prints --

    Mashup: Lyrois X Picasso's Guernica

    Check out the details that mix nicely with shapes #1, #2, and #5.

    One more thing, it is said that Le Corbusier once called tapestries -- like the Guernica copy at the United Nations in New York -- "nomadic murals". (Note to self: Make nomadic murals, for the name and for the concept.)

    UPDATE: I added the very hi-res version of the mashup for your download and print-it-yourself pleasure. You may even send it to me or fly me in to sign it and make it very, very special. (Hazel Dooney's idea?) Also, I've heard that there's a big empty wall at the UN Security Council...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
  • Tableaux: On the Wall

    Let me suggest you tweet this:

    We talked about the mural long before. Well, finally, here it is --

    Lyrois: The whole mural

    This one is 125 × 53cm -- you know, we have huge walls in those old European houses.

    Lyrois: Silhouettes Mural in perspective

    The Silhouettes Mural is for sale; matte black and glossy Lyrois signature-purple vinyl on white aluminum. It is possible to make different sizes and color combinations to custom-match your individual environment.

    There is also a printed version on high-gloss photographic paper in 100 x 50cm.

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