I found manually creating these patterns soothing and almost meditative, but more interestingly, these patterns could easily be generated fully automated.

The inspiration to pick up initial sketches from a few weeks ago was Martin Lorenz’s book Flexible Visual Systems. While I’m not (yet) drawn into the branding aspect, I enjoy the systematic approach outlined in the book’s first chapters.

The idea of creating visually compelling systems based on a limited inventory of graphical forms, rule sets, and grids resonates a lot.

As I experimented with the versatile output of the simple visual system, memories of computational design classes at university and experiments with Processing’s programming tool from 20 years ago came back to life. Time flies!

I might go into more detail about the system’s foundations and rules in another post. For now, I will leave you some examples and detailed views.