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

Wallpaper Groups

A mathematical concept that uses symmetry to classify surface repeat patterns (repetitive designs on a two-dimensional plane). There are exactly seventeen (17) wallpaper groups that correspond to seventeen different types of surface patterns. Similarly, there are seven (7) frieze groups that correspond to seven types of linear (frieze) patterns.
Example(s) of Wallpaper Groups
  • A part of the Artlandia panel for creating wallpaper
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
An surface pattern design of one of the wallpaper groups (cm)
created in Artlandia SymmetryMill. See how »
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