Friday Finds: Patterns in the City

Lately, my Friday Finds posts have shared how other artists are working with patterns.  I discovered Patternicity recently and am intrigued with the project.  An industrial design student at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Yasemin Uyar, describes the Patternicity Project on her website :

“Patternicity is a 100 day project that I am working on as a part of my masters in branding at SVA.

Each day for 100 days, I am discovering patterns in overlooked noise through observation.

Besides telling a story, the representation of information has a huge influence on the decision making process. With this project, I am exercising how to see to discover, learn and tell. “

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A sampling of patterns from Patternicity.

There are many reasons to be intrigued by Uyar’s project.

  • Of course, you know by now that I love patterns.
  • She also works in the way that I do to find these “patterns in overlooked noise through observation.”  She views it as an exercise in seeing,  Much of my work is about Seeing, finding what is right in front of us all along.
  • The varied colors and the beautiful presentation makes them a joy to view.
  • The simplicity of her presentation belies the complex process that she employs to develop them.  When you click on a specific pattern on her site, you are taken to a page that shows the genesis and process for that particular pattern.  For instance, the pattern titled  “WALKING ALONE OR IN GROUPS?”   The process is what was most intriguing for me.
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Walking Alone or In Groups ©Yasemin Uyar

Enjoy some time looking over these lovely patterns.  I hope you find inspiration in the patterns and the process, as I have.