Category: - Cultural Tech-Fusion Fabrics

Cultural Tech-Fusion Fabrics

 
 
Back in February I found this San Francisco Bay Area wind visualization application by Nick Thompson and knew that I wanted to incorporate his tool in some way into one of the fusionwear sv textiles. It is mesmerizing and beautiful to watch this application. Below is the wind patterns on June 10th, 2010 at 3:00pm.
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I traced each green line in Illustrator and then opened the file in Photoshop to create the textile pattern below. I also used imagery drawn from Middle Eastern garments, Mexican textile patterns, Chinese patterns, Japanese motifs and Indian motifs.
I was fortunate enough to correspond with Nick Thompson and he recommended this site to me: Taprats . This is an application which creates interesting Islamic star patterns. I also found Glambient fascinating. It takes patterns and morphs them into other patterns.
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color palette extracted from image submission to fusionwear sv
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Various ethnic patterns pulled from submissions float like pollen
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Mexican medallion plate at San Jose Berryessa Flea Market.
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Detail of Mexican plate
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Motif the Mexican plate inspired
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detail on sleeve from garment at Hijab Corner. Inspiration for motif in this textile.
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Detail on Chinese garment of hisotrian Connie Young Yu