Added on August 11, 2012
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.
Super subtle indeed, a medium gray pattern with tiny dots in a grid.
Made by Designova.
Added on August 4, 2012
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.
Added on August 1, 2012
As simple and subtle as it get’s, but sometimes that’s just what you want.
Another one bites the dust! Boyah.
Made by Dominik Kiss.
A dark one with geometric shapes and dotted lines.
Made by Mohawk Studios.
First pattern tailor made for Retina, with many more to come. All the old ones are upscaled, in case you want to re-download.
Added on July 18, 2012
Some more diagonal lines and noise, because you know you want it.
Lovely pattern with some good looking non-random-noise-lines.
Made by Thomas Zucx.
Could remind you a bit of those squares in Super Mario Bros, yeh?
Made by Jeff Wall.
Added on July 12, 2012
A slightly more textured pattern, medium gray. A bit like a potato sack?
Made by Bilal Ketab.
You know, tiny and sharp. I’m sure you’ll find a use for it.
Added on July 5, 2012
A lovely light gray pattern with stripes and a dash of noise.
Made by V Hartikainen.
This is indeed a bit strange, but here’s to the crazy ones!
Made by Christopher Buecheler.
A smooth mid-tone gray, or low contrast if you will, linen pattern.
Made by Jordan Pittman.
Added on June 24, 2012
It’s an egg, in the form of a pattern. This really is 2012.
Made by Paul Phönixweiß.
On a large canvas you can see it tiling, but used on smaller areas it’s beautiful.
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.
Added on June 19, 2012
You can never get enough of these tiny pixel patterns with sharp lines.
Used in small doses, this could be a nice subtle pattern. Used on a large surface, it’s dirty!
Made by Paul Reulat.
After 1 comes 2, same but different. You get the idea.
Made by Hendrik Lammers.
Bright gray tones with a hint of some metal surface.
White fabric looking texture with some nice random wave features.
A mid-tone gray patterns with some cement looking texture.
Added on June 13, 2012
I love these crisp, tiny, super subtle patterns.
Made by Badhon Ebrahim.
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