Geometric patterns and shapes are used in graphic design very often in packaging, brochures, posters, etc. When used skillfully, they create interesting style, bring vibrancy, can be highly flexible, visually effective and very functional.
50 geometric patterns in graphic design
Pattern, symmetry and other design elements and principles are used in logo design
British petroleum logo (The actual cost is over 6 million; cost to the company a total of $211,000,000, which includes costs related to rebranding of plants, vehicles, company stationery, advertising and the like.)
NBC peacock ($750,000)
You will create a geometric pattern design with either one:
- reflection (bilateral) symmetry,
- or radial symmetry,
- or grid structure.
Your design should have minimum 8 equal parts.
Reflection symmetry has 4 possible lines: horizontal, vertical and two diagonal ones.
Radial symmetry has the parts regularly arranged and radiate from a central point.
1. Research for ideas and inspirations
You can create your design similar to your favorite one, then copy color combinations from another example that you like. Or create your own color combination (palette).
2. Create no fewer than 4 colored thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook.
3. Start working on your pattern design: its center point has to be located on the center of your Bristol paper; the design should not touch the edges of a paper.
4. Divide your design into equal sections (according to your sketch), which will be filled later with the repetitive elements.
5. Make a thorough drawing of one section; then copy it using the light box/light table (or the tracing paper and or window, if you are at home)
6. Paint very carefully and neatly
You are free to use any color combinations, considering the color theory and its restrictions.
- Use colors around you for inspiration; for example, go to the park and look at the Fall leaves (there are more color photos there).
- You can use Adobe Colors Themes
GEOMETRIC PATTERN DESIGN EXAMPLES
Examples are everywhere around you:
Famous artist Victor Vasarely
Even more examples
A lot of examples
Note: drawing and coloring mandalas is used in art therapy
Design can have some unique additions, but it is still symmetrical and has patterns (repetition of the elements).