Saturday, June 20, 2009

Humans are Random Houndstooth Generators

P. Doyle's sheer madness. A programmed random houndstooth generator!!! Why is it that this pattern intrigues artists and designers to such an extent that they feel the need to produce such a massive abundance of variations on a theme. Please tell me what is so compelling about this crappy pattern that has made it so pervasive! There has to be some cosmic depth to it that I'm just not reading.

Jessica Childers uses it in the background of one of her "Critical Introspection" portraits. The artist's statement: "I hope to create paintings that communicate to the viewer a sense of frustration, anxiety, and discomfort, but almost on a subconscious level." She's certainly successful.

And the random generator births another new wave of houndstooth courtesy of St. John. The barbarian invasion continues.

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