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452 patterns.


shattered pattern
A large pattern with funky shapes and form. An original. Sort of origami-ish.
Made by Luuk van Baars
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Subtle Carbon

subtle carbon pattern
There are many carbon patterns, but this one is tiny.
Made by Designova
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swirl pattern
The name tells you it has curves. Oh yes, it does!
Made by Peter Chon
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Back Pattern

back pattern
Pixel by pixel, sharp and clean. Very light pattern with clear lines.
Made by M.Ashok.

Translucent Fibres

striped lens pattern
The file was named striped lens, but hey – Translucent Fibres works too.
Made by Angelica
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Skeletal Weave

skelatal weave pattern
Imagine you zoomed in 1000X on some fabric. But then it turned out to be a skeleton!
Made by Angelica
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Black Twill

black twill pattern
Trippy little gradients at an angle.
Made by Cary Fleming.


asfalt pattern
A very dark asfalt pattern based off of a photo taken with my iPhone. If you want to tweak it, I put the PSD here (a hint lighter, maybe?).
Made by Atle Mo
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Subtle Surface

subtle surface pattern
Super subtle indeed, a medium gray pattern with tiny dots in a grid.
Made by Designova
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Retina Wood

retina wood pattern
I'm not going to use the word Retina for all the new patterns, but it just felt right for this one. Huge wood pattern for ya'll.
Made by Atle Mo
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Subtle Dots

subtle dots pattern
As simple and subtle as it gets. But sometimes that’s just what you want.
Made by Designova
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dust pattern
Another one bites the dust! Boyah.
Made by Dominik Kiss
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Use Your Illusion

use your illusion pattern
A dark one with geometric shapes and dotted lines.
Made by Mohawk Studios
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Retina Dust

retina dust pattern
First pattern tailor-made for Retina, with many more to come. All the old ones are upscaled, in case you want to re-download.
Made by Atle Mo
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Gray Lines

light noise diagonal pattern
Some more diagonal lines and noise, because you know you want it.
Made by Atle Mo
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Noise Lines

noise lines pattern
Lovely pattern with some good-looking non-random noise lines.
Made by Thomas Zucx.


pyramid pattern
Could remind you a bit of those squares in Super Mario Bros, yeh?
Made by Jeff Wall.

Retro Intro

retro intro pattern
A slightly more textured pattern, medium gray. A bit like a potato sack?
Made by Bilal Ketab
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Tiny Grid

tiny grid pattern
You know, tiny and sharp. I'm sure you'll find a use for it.
Made by Atle Mo
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Textured Stripes

textured stripes pattern
A lovely light gray pattern with stripes and a dash of noise.
Made by V Hartikainen
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Strange Bullseyes

strange bullseyes pattern
This is indeed a bit strange, but here's to the crazy ones! . Download

Low Contrast Linen

low contrast linen pattern
A smooth mid-tone gray, or low contrast if you will, linen pattern.
Made by Jordan Pittman.

Egg Shell

egg shell pattern
It's an egg, in the form of a pattern. This really is 2012. . Download

Clean gray paper

extra clean paper pattern
On a large canvas you can see it tiling, but used on smaller areas, it’s beautiful. . Download

Norwegian Rose

norwegian rose pattern
I'm not going to lie – if you submit something with the words Norwegian and Rose in it, it's likely I'll publish it.
Made by Fredrik Scheide.

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