Design Resource - Three Dimensional Patterns eBook

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Three dimensional themes are captured in this selection of aluminum Surface Collections. Silver on silver color, woven structures and playful combinations drive the various groups. 

Explore the possibilities:

●   Visual Depth
●   Geometric Grids
●   Precise Registration
●   Perceived Animation


3D Finishes on Aluminum 

Carbon fiber structures emphasized and deepened with brushed aluminum for movement.

Printed halftones and selective brushed aluminum create layers of dimension.

Layers of brushed patterns in geometric structures create dimension and interest.   

Precise registration of textures with brushed grids in playful combinations.

Honeycomb structures are explored within a playful theme.

Distored Order
Perceived movement achieved with particular intertwine of geometric shapes.

Mechanical finishes technologically fused for intriguing images.

Criss-cross latticework creates laser-etched details on brushed aluminum.

Defined contrast between brushed and bright aluminum. Positive and negative shapes printed in tone-on-tone or black and silver.

Soft Tech
Layers of brushed aluminum and textures add movement to give appearance of woven wire.

Dimensional and 3D effects shown on geometrical structures created with textures and brushing techniques. 

Technical feel created with textures, tints and brushed aluminum.

Symmetric shapes and flowing lines interact with textures for visual impact.


This free resource is provided for inspiration and ideally will spur some conversations as you work through your next project. Any of the finishes shown are customizable in size and color. They can also be reviewed for translation and interpretation to other substrates like stainless steel and polycarbonate. You are invited to download a copy for your own reference. Share with your clients and colleagues.

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Aluminum 3D Surface Collection eBook

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