An other gorgeously simple Roman mosaic pattern.
This is an other simple and elegant pattern. Plain bicolor, it has been used in many places.
It could be made of 2 different stones, a pale marble and a dark blue stone for example.
I used this pattern as a border in my mosaic Livia
Just like Roman Tile -001, It is composed of single squares aligned in rows and columns, and can be easily generated by horizontal and vertical translations of a basic element :
It can also be represented in a matrix or spreadsheet as follows :
This type of digital representation is extremely interesting for it allows to easily create huge surfaces. However, it can only be used accurately to represent patterns built from vertical lines – squares or rectangles. For more intricate patterns, graphic representations are much easier to use.
I explained in my previous post Roman TIle-001 how you can use this basic design to create a graphic background based on this pattern to use it in your mosaics or other graphic project.
With a little imagination you can create some amazing variations that could be used for many different purposes.
Feel free to use this pattern for your on projects.
I believe in sharing – after all, I did not create this patterns, but merely recreated them in an use-friendly way. Please feel free to use the patterns I publish in this blog to create your own designs. You can simply recreate the basic element in a spreadsheet, or save the image of the element from this page and use it inside your favourite graphic software.
Come back here often, I have been researching and documenting many of these patterns and will publish them on a regular basis.