Fractal Fripperies
June 3, 2008 12:00 PM   Subscribe

Fractal Fripperies
Navigate through the infinite complexity of the Mandelbrot set and its cousins, and make T-shirts from the prettiness discovered. My friends have already come up with some pretty amazing designs. I've just freshly launched the site, so any feedback is appreciated.
posted by Zarkonnen (3 comments total)

This is definitely a neat site, but from the looks of the example t-shirts, I'm not sure if I would pay $38. Is there any way to incorporate the design into the entire shirt, rather than a simple square at the center? It would be pretty easy for someone to make the kinds of shirts you're offering themselves, with iron-on transfers, for a much cheaper price.
posted by farishta at 5:40 AM on June 4, 2008

To be more specific: this, for instance, is a really neat image, that would look great on a t-shirt. From the looks of the site, however, the only option is to have an exact image of the square 'pasted' onto the center of a black or white t-shirt. Such a shirt would look immensely better on a shirt that matched one of the dominant colors. What if one could choose a fractal image, color it however they liked, place it onto a t-shirt of any color in any given spot, and pay according to the number of colors used, the amount of t-shirt surface area covered, etc? Just a thought...
posted by farishta at 5:47 AM on June 4, 2008

It's a great idea. You need to have a "preview t-shirt" feature, though, even if it just superimposes my fractal image over an image of a t-shirt in about the right spot and with the right proportions. Being able to pick your own color schemes for the fractals (and for the shirt!) would also make this a much more interesting proposition...
posted by aparrish at 9:55 PM on June 6, 2008

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