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Win a Free Copy of the Repper Pattern App

14:21 in News, Pattern Design Contest by Studio Ludens

Ponoko Repper Contest

Our friends at Ponoko have come up with a great new contest to let their community meet the awesomeness of Repper patterns.

The Contest

This month we’re giving away 5 free licenses of the delightful Repper tool, a simple application that lets you create repeating patterns.

With Repper, you can start with any source image, zoom in or out, change the tiling, edit colors on the fly, and export your repeating unit or the entire surface as a raster file. It does not export files in vector format (yet), but you can convert them using a vector editing application like Illustrator.

People have applied their Repper generated patterns to web and graphic designs as well as product design and interiors — and yes, a laser etched banana.

How would you apply a Repper pattern to a Ponoko project?
The top 5 answers will win a free Repper license courtesy of Dutch developers Studio:Ludens.

How to Enter:
Leave a comment below telling us about how you would use a Repper pattern with a project you could make using Ponoko.

Only comments describing projects that could be made with Ponoko’s digital making methods (3D printing & laser cutting) will qualify to win.

5 winners will each receive 1 free license to Repper, a €29 ($39) value.

Contest closes 16 March at 10p.m. PST.
People from the Ponoko and Studio:Ludens team will choose 5 winners total.
Winners will be notified on 17 March 2011 and announced in an update to this contest announcement.

For more information & inspiration:


Patterned skylight shades by Velux

14:35 in Inspiration, Products by Studio Ludens

Velux is sharing design proposals for their shades that are both fresh and repetitive (the good kind). Designed by Karim Rashid, you are sure to get some well thought-out patterns. You can vote for your favorite here, if you can read Italian.

We do wonder though: why not let people design their own shades with Repper? Would you like to pattern your own shades or curtains? Let us know and if there is enough interest, we’ll give Velux a call. ;-)


The patterns of Kristen Leigh Turner

13:36 in Designers, Inspiration by Studio Ludens


You should check out the great patterns made by the talented Kristen Leigh Turner. We love the combination between floral and geometric design.

Interview with Daniel Rossi

11:30 in Interview by Studio Ludens

Hi Daniel! Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Well we can start with I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Land of rolling prairies, endless blue skies and deep freeze winters. Growing up I had what one considers a normal childhood. I would spend most of my time drawing things, mostly monsters. I remember my dad once asking me why I was so obsessed with drawing monsters. At one point I think he thought that I was perhaps a little bit troubled. I only drew them because they were cool to create.

Illustration by Daniel Rossi

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