Call me crazy, but I’ve become really fond of fractal imagery. I have used these images as my desktop picture on my computer for quite some time now and feel that they can really inspire me. When I’m thinking of a new design, there’s something refreshing, new and exciting about fractal images that re-energizes me for coming up with that next design. I’ve applied this to logos and web sites alike and there really is something to it!
What are Fractals?
They can be defined as, ‘a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole’, according to Wikipedia’s definition of fractals. They come in many different flavors, such as ‘Mandelbrot’, ‘Newton’, ‘Julia’, ‘Halley’, ‘Secant’, or ‘Dragon’ and I’ll not bore you with the various reasons why. All I do know is that they are wondrous images that also occur in nature, especially in snowflakes.
Fractals as Desktop Images
I’ll post up 3 fractal images here to get the ball rolling, so-to-speak. If there’s enough interest, I’ll post up more. Feel free to download them and use them for your computer desktop image, become inspired by them as I do, or share them with friends. Most of all, leave a comment if you’d like to see more of these.
Chris J. Politzki
Studio 119 Degrees Web Design & Development Studio