HTML & CSS - - By Alex Walker

Escher Web Sketch

I’ve noticed there seems to have been a mini trend to using antique-looking wallpapers in some of the more stylish blogs about town lately. Of course, in theory most of the original patterns are probably still copyrighted designs.

Fear not! Pack your Java and prepare to behold the wonders of the Escher Web Sketch (not to be confused with the classic ‘Etch A Sketch’). Just select a reflection pattern, pick a pen color and start scribbling.

Although this is essentially a Java maths experiment, it’s also serves a nice little hands-on tutorial of how shape and line interact within patterns — at the very least it’s got to be a nifty accompaniment to your next coffee break.

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