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retrofuture diamond dust by markdow retrofuture diamond dust by markdow
The retrofuture is now. Would look good on a formica table. Or on a beverage coaster.

The boundaries are space-filling. Every 16x16 pixel block contains one of three boundary elements, and a 3-symbol 2x2 replacement system results in a more dense self-similar pattern. This is a 5th generation pattern, colored by diamond orientation and parity of nesting level.

On a large version (see download), in a special frame of mind, it is possible to imagine the pattern as a 3D projections of three orthogonal planes, with squares of a color all lying on one plane. It's a bit disorienting as there is no proper intersection of the planes and even the orientation of the planes is ambiguous.

L_system_tiling,

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hotmetal53 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
A bit intense for a table top. But it would work really well on a cup mat.
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Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
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markdow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Yes a coaster would be more practical too. Maybe I'll make a set with related patterns. Space-filling coasters.
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