Inspired by Architecture
This series of patterns is inspired by architectural elements that I see around different cities. This one comes from buildings in Mumbai that were inspired by the Art Deco tradition in the 1930’s. This was almost a decade after it’s popularity peaked in Europe and America The structure of Art Deco is based on mathematical and geometric shapes. It was widely considered to be an eclectic form of elegant and stylish modernism, being influenced by a variety of sources. This period in architecture glorifies all things man-made from materials to methods and therefore repetition of intricate, ornate forms that were created by machines is a big signifier of this style.
Incidentally, Mumbai has the second largest remnants of art deco buildings in the world after Miami. There will be many more patterns coming inspired by the photos I have taken earlier this year.
1. Hauffe, Thomas (1998). Design: A Concise History (1 ed.). London: Laurence King.