Added on October 24, 2011
Sort of like the back of a wooden board. Light, subtle and stylish just the way we like it!
Made by Nikolalek.
Added on October 23, 2011
People seem to enjoy dark patterns, so here is one with some circles.
Made by Atle Mo.
Added on October 18, 2011
Used correctly, this could be nice. Used in a bad way, all Hell will break loose.
Added on October 17, 2011
Dark, square, clean and tidy. What more can you ask for?
Made by Jaromír Kavan.
Added on October 12, 2011
Got some felt in my mailbox today, so I scanned it for you to use.
The first pattern on here using opacity. Try it on a site with a colored background, or even using mixed colors.
Made by Nathan Spady.
A subtle shadowed checkered pattern. Increase the lightness for even more subtle sexyness.
Made by Josh Green.
Added on October 9, 2011
A nice and simple gray stucco material. Great on it’s own, or as a base for a new pattern.
Made by Bartosz Kaszubowski.
Added on October 6, 2011
He influenced us all.
“Don’t be sad because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
- Dr. Seuss
Added on September 28, 2011
Can’t believe we don’t have this in the collection already! Slick woven pattern with crisp details.
Made by Max Rudberg.
Added on September 25, 2011
Washi (和紙?) is a type of paper made in Japan. Here’s the pattern for you!
Made by Carolynne.
Carbon fibre is never out of fashion, so here is one more style for you.
Made by Alfred Lee.
More Japanese-inspired patterns, Gold Scales this time.
Added on September 19, 2011
A fun looking elastoplast/band-aid pattern. A hint of orange tone in this one.
Added on September 18, 2011
Sort of like the Photoshop transparent background, but better!
Made by Alex Parker.
Added on September 11, 2011
A good starting point for a cardboard pattern. This would work well in a variety of colors.
Added on September 6, 2011
The perfect pattern for all your blogs about type, or type related matters.
Added on August 31, 2011
Embossed lines and squares with subtle highlights.
Same as Silver Scales, but in black – turn your site in to a dragon with this great scale pattern.
Turn your site in to a dragon with this great scale pattern.
Added on August 27, 2011
Smooth Polaroid pattern with a light blue tint.
Made by Daniel Beaton.
Added on August 21, 2011
One more sharp little tile for you. Subtle circles this time.
Made by Blunia.
Added on August 20, 2011
Sharp diamond pattern. A small 24x18px tile.
Made by Tom Neal.
A simple but elegant classic. Every collection needs one of these.
Made by Christopher Burton.
Added on August 17, 2011
More bright luxury. This is a bit larger than fancy deboss, and with a bit more noise.
Made by Viszt Péter.
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