An X transforms into an O and back again organically, in all directions. This is a technique used in security document design – the production of money. Naturally, a pattern that cannot be created with conventional design software such as Photoshop or Illustrator is hard to counterfeit.
The use of innovative patterns is standard on banknote design, but is rarely seen anywhere else. Few designers have access to bespoke tools and specialist knowledge.
Seeing this gap in innovation, patterns like this are designed for fabrics, to work in a variety of colours.
The pattern beautifully transfers to a monotone texture – laser cut on leather or etched on metal to create a shimmering effect – or even embossed on paper.