19 glorious geometric patterns in design

Lately, we’ve noticed a lot of designers using geometric patterns, shapes and styles in their logo designs, vector art and more. Using these shapes, the designs become a simple yet wholly striking work of art channelling influences from the design era of art deco.

We've rounded up our favourite examples of geometric patterns and designs featuring geometric shapes. See what you think…

01. Seis x Six

Geometric patterns feature prominently within Morales’ portfolio

Based in Bogotá, Colombia, Silvino González Morales is a photographer, visual artist and graphic designer whose work often features geometric or fractal patterns. Seis x Six is one such project, in which Morales takes simple hexagons as his starting point, and then works them up into complex and beautiful patterns.

02. Luminous Design Group

This geometric identity for E-Jet is inspired by the company’s precision cutting work

Tasked with creating a logo design and corporate identity for E-jet, a company that specialises in cutting, machining and forming materials using high precision machines, Luminous Design Group from Athens looked to the cutting process itself and came up with a geometric design that reflects the complex decorative designs that E-jet carries out. On a second level, the geometric shapes that make up the pattern can be rearranged to make the name of the company.

03. Metaltations

The metallic meditations are available to download as wallpaper

Ari Weinkle is an artist and designer from Boston, MA, whose work breaks apart and reappropriates different forms such as the human figure, organic shapes and typography. This work, entitled Metaltations, is a series of six metal meditations merging blended metals – copper, silver and gold – and repeated geometric shapes, and was made using Photoshop and Cinema 4D.

04. Sub.Division

GMUNK uses intricate geometry to mind-bending effect

GMUNK's Sub.Division is a series of perceptual landscapes where graphic complexity emerges from the structure of simplistic three-dimensional forms; by subdividing basic primitive shapes into various levels of geometric intricacy, GMUNK aims to create perceived movement and patter. The series was created using Maya with the MASH procedural plugin, and rendered with Arnold.

05. Eric Broug

Eric Broug’s art is inspired by Islamic geometric design

Dutch artist and designer Eric Broug discovered Islamic geometric art as a student in Amsterdam, and has been pursuing it ever since. Because the use of figurative images is forbidden in Islamic art, he often uses intricate geometric patterns, created by the repetition, overlapping and interlacing of squares and circles, following mathematical rules. 

Broug taught himself about Islamic geometric art by trying to deconstruct and recreate its patterns with a compass, ruler, pencil and paper, and has created books such as Islamic Geometric Design, which examines Islamic geometric design in terms of its historical and cultural context.

06. Jeremy Booth

This piece demonstrates Jeremy Booth’s geometric approach to illustration

Born and raised in Kentucky, Jeremy Booth is a self-taught designer and illustrator whose style has been described as 'vector noir', with an emphasis on strong angular lines with plenty of bold light and shadow. 

Much of his work features distinctly geometric elements, as can be seen in the illustration above, entitled Curiosity. Head to his site to see more examples of his eye-catching work.

07. City of Melbourne

Geometric designs: City of Melbourne

This cool design is as multi-faceted as the city itself

Bringing a city together through branding is no easy task, especially when the city in question is a diverse as Melbourne, Australia. However that's exactly what branding agency Landor had to achieve with its aesthetic for the City of Melbourne Council.

Thanks to a clever geometric design, the chunky 'M' logo is flexible enough to reflect the different aspects and personalities of the city. Accompanied by a broader branding campaign that spreads across print and online platforms, Landor has successfully tied together the city through angular imagery.

08. Trig

Geometric designs: Olivia King packaging

This dynamic packaging really complements the jewellery

Australian designer, printer and podcaster Olivia King created this beautiful collection of concept packaging, which is suitably called Trig (as in trigonometry). With a focus on angles and a bright visual identity, this design links up physical products with a digital app.

09. Vector animals

Geometric patterns vector animals

This geometric vector series is a marvel of inspiration

This project from designer Hope Little, which began back in 2012, is a marvel of geometric design. These vector animals have proven so popular that Little has even started taking requests for portraits.

"I wanted to steer away from my usual melty, disproportional illustrations and try for something clean and balanced," explains Little. "I started experimenting with shapes, settling on a triangle to keep things clean and simple. I wanted the illustrations to be bright and colourful, so I searched for animals, due to the fact the fur offered a wide variety of patterns and colours."

10. Spray paintings

Geometric patterns paintings

This series of paintings were created by New York artist Adam Daily

This series of beautiful geometric paintings was crafted by New York artist Adam Daily, whose work spans a variety of media and techniques, including painting, photography and collage.

These paintings were imagined through a combination of digital and analogue tools and were eventually created by hand, using acrylic on PVC panels and applying paint with a spray gun.

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11. Geometric clothes

geometric patterns clothes

Will you really be wearing these geometric patterns in the future?

Icelandic designer Sruli Recht has taken geometric design to a new level with these designs for a range of futuristic fashion. Recht explains the concept thus: "The simplified disastery of polygonal geometry – breaking the body down into a pixelated memory."

The clothes are made from "walnut wood material on a wool base. Once grown, the wood is deconstructed into pieces, and then attached to a textile base, creating a material that is half wood, half textile, and completely fragmentary."

12. Landshape

Geometric patterns: Tame Impala poster

The poster was created for a Tame Impala gig in Rio

Liam Brazier is a freelance illustrator and animator based in London. He creates geometric designs for a range of clients including Cartoon Network, Dazed & Confused, and Glastonbury Festival. This poster design was created for a Tame Impala gig in Rio and is based upon the band's album artwork.

13. Bird Mural

Geometric patterns: bird

Tobias Hall created this mural for Zizzi

Freelance illustrator, letterer, designer and mural artist  Tobias Hall worked closely with UK-based Italian restaurant chain, Zizzi to create a number of bespoke wall paintings. We particularly love this geometric bird design.

14. Pattern Booth

Geometric patterns: Patternbooth

Patternbooth creates a number of geometric pattern designs

The patternbooth is a collection of fresh, abstract and geometric pattern designs created by Cara Holland for interiors, fashion and products. She has a number of inspiring examples on her website, but we particularly enjoyed the colour scheme of this one.

15. Matt W Moore

Geometric patterns: mural

Matt W Moore has been painting geometric pattern designs for over half his life

We love seeing inspirational examples of street art – often brightening up grey and drab architecture with a lick of paint and a load of creativity. Boston-based artist Matt W Moore has been painting on walls for over half his life, and this geometric pattern design is just some one example of his incredible work.

16. Geometric Daily

Geometric patterns: Geometric daily tumblr

An inspiring geometric pattern design is posted up every day on this tumblr

The geometric daily tumblr is dedicated to sharing new, minimal geometric compositions. It's no longer being updated daily, but there's still plenty of geometric eye-candy to explore. Proving to be one of the best tumblr blogs for designers, it's packed full of minimalist inspiration and gorgeous colour schemes. Scroll away!

17. Oh My God

Geometric patterns: Gods

These well-known Gods were created for an exhibition in Barcelona

This brilliant new series of geometric deities comes straight out of Barcelona-based creative agency Hey Studio. They were created for the aptly titled 'Oh My God' show at the Mitte-Barcelona space. The modern vector illustrations make us look at these well known figures from a new perspective.

18. Sakir Gökçebag

Geometric patterns: fruit

Geometric food art that looks good enough to eat

Who needs Photoshop when you're this handy with a knife? Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebag has breathed new life into everyday produce such as apples and watermelons and turned them into something quite beautiful. The geometric shapes created have not been digitally remastered or altered in any way!

19. Mirage animation

This vivid animation 'Mirage' was created by video and sound designer Frederic Kokott. Using abstract and geometric forms, Kokott brings an unnamed city slowly into focus in the four-minute short. Featuring flat colours and simple shapes, the designer used Adobe Illustrator and After Effects to bring all the elements together.

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