:: background patterns ::
i've been getting a lot of emails lately asking for all kinds of sourcing information: where do i get this paper, where do i get that whatever else. and sometimes i don't mind sharing the info and sometimes i do. and sometimes i'm sort of insulted.
like my new patterns. that i drew in a sketchbook. and imported onto the computer. and worked very hard on. to create by myself. someone recently asked me where i found those patterns because she wanted to go download them for her own design work. and i responded nicely even though i kind of wanted to tell her where to find those patterns: IN MY SHOP AND PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF, LADY.
but anyway, that's not the point of this post. in fact the point of this post is actually to share a resource i stumbled upon last night while i was not sleeping and wishing i didn't have pains shooting down my legs (a resource for background patterns that is oh so creatively called bgpatterns.com, but hey, at least it makes sense). i don't use it for my design work or anything, but it's a super easy tool for non-designers to use to create very cool background images for websites and other similar applications. and when i say super easy i mean SUPER easy. there's a library of images to use, some textures to play around with.
it's as easy as reading this blog post, just with a little bit more clicking. now go enjoy.