Repeating seamless patterns: definitions, free samples, links, and how-tos

Surface Pattern

A repeat pattern on a two-dimensional plane. Same as wallpaper pattern. There are exactly seventeen (17) types of surface patterns. See wallpaper groups. Similarly, there are seven (7) frieze patterns that correspond to seven types of linear patterns.

Example(s) of Surface Pattern
A part of the Artlandia panel for creating surface
The Artlandia symmetry panel lets you choose any surface pattern.
Used in Artlandia SymmetryWorks, Artlandia SymmetryShop, and Artlandia SymmetryMill.
An example of a surface pattern design created in SymmetryMill
A surface pattern design created in Artlandia SymmetryMill. See how »
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Stevens, 1981 »
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