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<a href='http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/955766-art-deco-capitals-by-sef' title = 'art deco capitals by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric'><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonflower/public/design_thumbnails/0095/5766/rscale3in5-450L-30W-16-8-EAA_shop_preview.png' alt='art deco capitals'/></a>
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Collection: scales + scallops
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Interlocking shell-shaped scales in an art deco style of tiling.
Art deco is a highly geometric style which was influenced in part by the resurgence of interest in Egyptian forms after the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. A capital is the decorative top of a column or pillar (originally having a load-bearing function but sometimes merely there for show). Here they are arranged to interlock as shell-shaped scales (on the regular hexagon / triangle lattice) with the arch lines almost connecting and giving the impression of an ornamented headdress.
Any apparent jaggedness or glitches in the repeat are caused by a Spoonflower bug which squashes the image when applying rulers. See their undamaged version of the repeated image via the link given in the embed text or on the collection page.
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Got it - but I've missed the quilting cotton window now.
Posted over 4 years ago.
I'm having to tweak the colours a bit on this one because it came out a little too much British school uniform and not enough King Tut at the French Riviera. The new Kona cotton doesn't help. :-/
That's probably because it would be constructed like a large-tiled mosaic if it really was on capitals! :-D
This is a really strong design, the colours really pop and it's really intricate, well done! - it reminds me of mosaic.
I'm glad you like the flow because I worked quite hard on faking the curves linking together despite them having to meet conflicting constraints.
Nice. I love the way the shells both overlap one another and seem to flow into one another. The sense of fluidity together with geometry is so pleasing, and the colors are terrific.
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Which bit don't you know how to do, su_g?
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Love the colors and the design, Sef!
Great! I like the apparent simplicity of this and outstanding use of white, and it was nice to see some bright blues. As always your notes are informative & add something. It was great to have a link to the undamaged version - please can you tell us all how to do that?
PS#1: "popular for so long" = positively ancient! However, most people on Spoonflower seem to use the R4 scales rather than the R6 ones.
<br><br>PS#2: ideally the yellow would be gold! Various Spoonflower users on flickr would like to somehow get metallics into their prints.
<br><br>PS#3: I'm not sure I'd be hanging around beside a pool anywhere, but this design is definitely jumping right up my list of things to make for myself.
A pool is a nice thought but might be a problem if the swirling shapes were to confuse people's sense of direction.
I used these shell shapes for an assignment in art school. They always appeal to me, and Maybe that is why they have been popular for so long. You have added a lot of depth, and the pop of yellow is a perfect touch of warmth. I see this poolside!
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