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Roman Tile – 002

An other gorgeously simple Roman mosaic pattern.

This is an other simple and elegant pattern. Plain bicolor, it has been used in many places.

Roman geometric mosaic pattern #2

Roman tile-02, 3 x 2 elements

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 :

Basic element of the Roman geometric mosaic pattern Roman Tile -02

Roman Tile-02, Basic element

It can also be represented in a matrix or spreadsheet as follows :

0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

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.

Roman Tile-002, colored

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.

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