Added on June 22, 2011
This shit is so subtle we’re talking 1% opacity. Get your squint on!
Made by Atle Mo.
It’s Okay to be square! A nice light gray pattern with random squares.
Made by Waseem Dahman.
Added on June 20, 2011
Luxurious looking pattern (for a t-shirt maybe?) with a hint of green.
Made by Simon Meek.
Added on June 19, 2011
This was submitted in a beige color, hence the name. Now it’s a gray paper pattern.
Made by Konstantin Ivanov.
Added on June 18, 2011
Light gray grunge wall with a nice texture overlay.
Made by Adam Anlauf.
Added on June 15, 2011
A light gray wall or floor (you decide) of concrete.
Dark blue concrete wall with some small dust spots.
If you like it a bit trippy, this wave pattern might be for you.
Made by Ian Soper.
Added on June 14, 2011
Subtle grunge and many little pluses on top.
Added on June 8, 2011
This one could be the shirt of a golf player. Angled lines in different thicknesses.
Made by Olivier Pineda.
Added on June 7, 2011
Stefan is hard at work, this time with a funky pattern of squares.
Made by Stefan Aleksić.
A light brushed aluminum pattern for your pleasure.
Made by Tim Ward.
Because I love dark patterns, here is Brushed Alum in a dark coating.
Added on June 6, 2011
In the spirit of WWDC 2011, here is a dark iOS inspired linen pattern.
A beautiful dark padded pattern, like an old classic sofa.
Made by Chris Baldie.
Added on June 5, 2011
Light honeycomb pattern made up of the classic hexagon shape.
Made by Federica Pelzel.
The name alone is awesome, but so is this sweet dark pattern.
Added on June 2, 2011
Black paper texture, based on two different images.
Made by Atle Mo based on textures from Design Kindle.
Added on June 1, 2011
Crossing lines with a subtle emboss effect on a dark background.
Added on May 31, 2011
Horizontal and vertical lines on a light gray background.
Added on May 30, 2011
Dark wooden pattern, given the subtle treatment.
Made by Atle Mo based on texture from Cloaks.
Added on May 29, 2011
Nice and simple crossed lines in dark gray tones.
Made by Stefan Aleksić
Looks a bit like concrete with subtle specs spread around the pattern.
Made by Mladjan Antic
Added on May 28, 2011
This one takes you back to math class. Classic mathematic board underlay.
Made by Josh Green
Added on May 26, 2011
High detail stone wall with minor cracks and specks.
Made by Projecteightyfive
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