The meaning of stripes
Just rainbow eye candy?
Or something more?
Nature has striped the zebra. Man has striped his flags and awnings, ties and shirts. For the typographer, stripes are rules; for the architect they are a means of creating optical illusions. Stripes are dazzling, sometimes hypnotic, usually happy. They are universal. They have adorned the walls of houses, churches, and mosques. Stripes attract attention. —Paul Rand
What do stripes do? Are they simple decoration? With a little help from my bookshelf, I discovered they had more meaning than I realized. Stripes create motion, tension, sequence, order, imprisonment, division, unity, shades of gray…
Force & flow
position (latitute, longitude)
growth (tree rings)
- Stripes (Wary Meyers Decorative Arts)