With today’s digital tools, the iterative process is so much faster, so I’ve had a big advantage compared to when the Festival Pattern Group’s designs were produced, in terms of quickly testing colour variations and different pattern options.
There’s certainly a lot of beauty in molecular structures, so I hope that anyone who sees the designs will be intrigued enough to read through and explore the FPG designs, as well as reading about the very significant work of Britain’s early crystallographers.
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