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Freewriting For Cicada

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Well, here it is, that experiment I was doing. It’s basically a background for a writing website, and will be on this very site soon. But it’s special! Although it’s made of many smaller, repeating images, they are layered in such a way that the overall pattern repeats rarely.

There will be a whole page explaining how this came about and how you can do it yourself soon, but for now you can find it here, on the Cicada Project page.

I wanted to get it up there quickly, as that’s a competition for backgrounds designed using this principle, invented by Alex Walker. It’s one of those brilliantly simple ideas that makes you wonder how no one’s thought of it before. The deadline is 25th May, so if you do like what I’ve done, please tweet this page, using the tweet button there. While you’re there, check out the other designs. Many thanks, hope you like it, and there’ll be more soon!

  • http://twitter.com/alexmwalker Alex Walker

    Great stuff, Matt.  You didn’t win but I did feature your entry in the announcement and a lot of people mentioned your design as a fave. 

    We’re actually talking about running a few of the designs across the site on rotation with credit links back to the creator. I like your’s so I’ll let you know more when we’ve figured it out.

    - http://designfestival.com/the-cicada-project-and-the-winner-is/

  • http://getmewriting.com Matt Roberts

    Many thanks Alex, and I’m glad you like it! I would be utterly psyched to have my background featured on the df site background, so I hope you guys manage to figure something out. Your Cicada Principle is a great concept, and there were some ace entries.