Golden Ratio Chevron Mash Up | Skillshare Projects

Chris Heath

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Golden Ratio Chevron Mash Up

I was thinking the other day as to what I could do as a simple project – something that isn't covered in the class, yet something that can very quickly generate a wide range of patterns just by experimenting. Chevrons sprang to mind. So I set about using one of the grids to generate some chevron patterns.

 

To do this I rotated Grid-03 forty five degrees and started with a pair of chevrons that align with the grid. The thickness of the orange to white lines is the golden ratio ( 1.618 : 1 ).

 

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Next, the chevron pair was repeated equidistantly...

 

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Here it is with a blue background, but don't stare at it for too long...

 

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Something a bit weird happened when setting up the following chevron pattern, but I decided to go with it...

 

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Next up is another playful pattern using inner and outer shadows...

 

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And if you thought that was different, it was time to have some fun with the above patterns by displaying them onscreen at the same time...

 

Chevron Mix 01

 

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Chevron Mix 02

 

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Chevron Mix 03

 

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Chevron Mix 04

 

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Chevron Mix 05

 

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Chevron Mix 06

 

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So if you are getting bored with standard equidistant chevron patterns, it's time to spice things up with the golden ratio. The permutations seem endless, asymmetrically spaced, and yet still harmonious. 

With a little imagination and a willingness to explore, these golden ratio grids can become a springboard for your creativity. If you make some happy mistakes on the way, as I have done above, it just adds to the fun!

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