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Staiduk
2006-Apr-02, 01:19 PM
Hi all.

OK; there's a type of drawing that has a regular, pattern of figures; where the spaces between each figure form the shape of the same figure in reverse. I've seen examples with goldfish, leaves and an apparently well-known one with football players.

Does anyone have a clue what these kinds of drawings are called? It's driving me bats! :D

antoniseb
2006-Apr-02, 01:34 PM
I usually see these things referred to as Escher patterns, after MC Escher, since he had many popular works of this form including:
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/early-bmp/LW90.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/switz-bmp/LW303.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/switz-bmp/LW308.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/switz-bmp/LW310.jpg
http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/switz-bmp/LW320D.jpg

Unless perhaps I'm misunderstanding your description.

hhEb09'1
2006-Apr-02, 03:11 PM
Does anyone have a clue what these kinds of drawings are called? Tesselations: www.tesselations.org (http://www.tessellations.org/mygallery1thumbs.htm)
It's driving me bats!Escher's bats and owls (http://members.cox.net/tessellations/BO.html) :)

Staiduk
2006-Apr-02, 04:48 PM
That's it! Thanks! :D